What does WYO mean on Snapchat?

Snapchat has been one of the most popular social media platforms today. It offers you the ability to send timed messages and snaps which helps you stay connected with your friends and family without putting your private data at risk. Snapchat has developed a strong community around the platform that makes uses of short-form videos to produce new content as well.

Not only this, but the platform has also a slew of acronyms for everyday phrases to help make it easier to chat with each other. If you have been using Snapchat for a while then you have probably come across WYO. Let’s take a quick look at it.

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What does WYO mean?

WYO is an acronym that translates to ‘What you on’. It is a phrase used by people to ask each other about their plans and if they would be up for company during the time. WYO usually is used among friends to discuss plans and is especially coming your way if you are on a vacation or leave from your work.

Where is WYO used

WYO is used in the following scenarios

  • When you want to ask someone about their plans
  • When you want to ask someone what are they doing currently
  • When you want to make plans with someone for the day
  • When you are catching up with someone, so the subtext of WYO changes to a greeting

If you are aware of acronyms then you might have noticed that WYO is quite similar to WYD and that is true. It is mostly used in the same scenarios as WYD and only differs in the fact that it is mostly used to make new plans rather than catch up with a friend on the text.

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How to use WYO

You can use WYO in several ways on Snapchat. Let’s take a look at some of the most common ones.


Snapchat has added new functionality where your face gets superimposed on various animations to make it appear that you are doing outrageous actions. You can use Cameos to send a WYO to your friends. Simply type in WYO in the text field and tap on the ‘Cameo’ icon to your right. Select the cameo that you find appropriate and simply send it to the concerned contact.


Another way to say WYO to your friends is to use stickers. Snapchat has a huge collection of stickers that you can use to accentuate your Snaps. There are dedicated stickers for WYO which means that you can add them to a Snap and send it to your friends. This way you can send them your photo as well as help ask them about their plans.

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The old tried and tested method with nothing fancy and no hoops to jump through. Simply type in WYO for your concerned contact and send over to them to make new plans. If you are feeling a bit fancy then you can add the same WYO text to a Snap and send it to your contact as well. This can come in especially handy if you are already at an event or party that you want to tease your friend.

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Some other acronyms similar to WYO

Here are some more similar acronyms that will help you spice up your everyday conversations with friends and family on Snapchat.


WYD stands for ‘What’re you doing’ and is a way for people to ask what is up with someone on Snapchat. There are dedicated stickers and cameos for this acronym that should help you make the most out of it on Snapchat.


LMK stands for ‘Let me Know’ and is used to ask for updates or finish of conversations. It usually used in casual deals and classifieds where you would be meeting up with someone for an online listing. LMK is also used to update plans to someone and then ask their opinion on the same.

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DYK stands for ‘Did you know’ and is a way to share facts with your friends. It can also be used to share gossips or just inform them about new happenings that might be important to them. DYK is a very widely used acronym that is also used by news agencies on Snapchat TV to save space and communicate a news story.

We hope this guide helped you learn everything you needed to know about WYO on Snapchat. If there are more acronyms that you would like to know about then feel free to suggest them in the comments section below.


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