Snapchatters are a different group of users altogether that end up coming up with their abbreviations and acronyms that are specific to the platform. The latest acronym that seems to be trending a lot is #WCW. If you have come across it then you have probably wondered what it means and how is it used? Let’s take a quick look at it.
What are Snapchat acronyms?
Snapchat acronyms are abbreviations of commonly used phrases that allow users to explain and communicate large phrases in a short and concise text format. Acronyms help easily convey hashtags and help save screen real estate by reducing the number of letters required for communication. Acronyms are popular on Snapchat because they take up less space on your snaps and most of all allow you to add large phrases without having too much text on your photos.
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What does ‘WCW’ mean on Snapchat?
WCW stands for ‘Women Crush Wednesdays’ and is a form of appreciation towards women. Just like TBT, this is another hashtag that is used to commemorate women you love and appreciate on Wednesdays.
Unlike an acronym, WCW is mostly used as a hashtag along with posts where women appreciate other women, men appreciate other women as well as self-appreciation posts.
It is also used in the metaphorical form where people use it to applaud women that have overcome struggles to achieve a lot in their life. You will also find WCW on mental health posts and posts related to pride month as well.
How is ‘WCW’ used on Snapchat?
WCW is used to appreciate women on Wednesdays. There are many use case scenarios for this acronym and the most common ones that you can find on Snapchat have been listed below. This should give you a good idea about how and where this acronym is used on Snapchat.
- Boyfriends appreciating their better halves with #WCW.
- Men crushing over their women using #WCW.
- Women appreciating their friends and co-workers with #WCW.
- People expressing gratitude to close friends and family members often use #WCW.
- Local news and politicians looking to uplift women and provide them with new opportunities also use #WCW
- Women talking about patriarchy, advancement in women causes, equality and pride also use #WCW to commemorate struggles faced by fellow women and people.
How to use ‘WCW’ in chat
Using WCW during chats is a pretty simple process. Simply pull up the chat, type in the characters and you are good to go! But did you know that Snapchat also offers specific stickers that you can use to denote #WCW in your Snaps? Let’s take a look at them.
Open Snapchat on your mobile device and click a snap as you normally would.
Once clicked, tap on the ‘Sticker‘ option in the top right corner of your screen.
Now search for ‘WCW‘ using the search box.
You will now get results from GIPHY and Snapchat stickers. Choose the one that best suits your needs to get started.
Note: If you have ‘Bitmoji’ setup on your Snapchat account then Snapchat will also give you the ability to use Bitmoji stickers for your avatar with a signboard for WCW!
Once you tap on your choice of the sticker it will be added to your Snap. Drag and move it around to place it in an optimum location. You can also pinch in and out to enlarge or reduce the size of the sticker.
Once you are happy with the placement, you can send the Snap to the person that you wish to.
You should now be able to easily use WCW in your Snaps as well.
Alternatives that you can use instead of ‘WCW’
- TBT: TBT means Throwback Thursday and is a popular hashtag to remember old photos and post memories to share them with your friends and family. You can also use it to reignite old flames and appreciate people close to you.
- MCM: MCM is the equivalent of WCW for men where MCM stands for Man Crush Monday. Women use it to appreciate men in their lives, express their feelings for a crush, and raise awareness about general issues.
- FaTH: FaTH stands for First and Truest Husband and is often used by women to appreciate acts of chivalry and honesty by men in the world. You will often find MCM and FaTH in similar posts together on many platforms.
We hope this guide helped you get familiar with the WCW acronym that is popular on Snapchat. If you face any hurdles or have any suggestions for us, feel free to reach out using the comments section below.