What does FYI mean in Gmail, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter? We tell you

FYI and other very popular acronyms on social networks come from the English language.

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Have you ever seen a message or post with this term and you don’t know what it means?

Here we explain it to you.

The emails and social networks have led to the birth of many expressions that said viva voce mean one thing, but written in a message can be something very different. This is the case of acronyms like FYI, which is widely used in Gmail, Facebook, Instagram and other applications .

What does FYI mean?

FYI and other very popular acronyms on social networks come from the English language. They are made up of the first letters (sometimes placed with uppercase letters and other lowercase letters) of one or more words.

For this reason, FYI comes from the acronym for For Your Information , translated in Spanish as “for your information”. It is usually very common in email services such as Gmail, in which they attach some type of document that may be relevant to a job or project.

When is the FYI used?

FYI is used in Gmail in the body or subject of the message in order to indicate to the recipient that the information attached is solely and exclusively informative and, therefore, does not require a response.

However, the use of this acronym has also become common in other social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. In this sense, both in the social network and in the microblogging service, #FYI is used as a hashtag to accompany news or the announcement of something new. In the case of Instagram , it is not widely shared, but it is also often used in the publications of that platform.

What does TBT mean that is used on Facebook and other social networks?

TBT is an acronym or acronym in English that means Throwback Thursday and that in its translation into Spanish can be understood as Thursday of retrogression, Thursday of going back to the past or Thursday of yesteryear. Its use quickly became popular thanks to social networks such as Facebook and Instagram.

Despite the fact that Facebook users do not use ‘proper’ #TBT, this tag was designed to be used on a specific day: Thursdays, which is usually accompanied by photographs taken many years ago or situations that they marked our life.

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Written by Leena Wadia

Linguist-translator by education. I have been working in the field of advertising journalism for over 9 years.


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