Remember those pop songs from the 1990s? They would leave us guessing the meanings of lyrics in the end and we would turn to our classmates to ask what a word or phrase of a song meant in real life. Briteny’s famous song “Hit me baby one more time” was a big confusion itself when it came to lyrics. People had their own ways to interpret the meanings, some believed it meant something intimate and others believed it had something to do with men. In reality, the song meant “contact me just one more time”.
Today, the internet is flooded with so many jargons, slangs, abbreviations and acronyms. You will find people using short words instead of big phrases to save their time that it takes in typing a sentence. It is sensible to write IMP instead of three words in my opinion and likewise it takes no time to write TBH when you mean to use “to be honest” in your sentence.
There are ongoing trends of using abbreviations these days, particularly on all social networks which include but are not limited to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Compared to the 1990s when you could never find the meanings hidden within lyrics of pop and rock songs, now you can use the internet to find what a particular phrase or abbreviation means.
Instagram has come a long way from just being a platform where people used to share their photos only. It has grown and evolved into this giant social networking site that no platform can ever beat in the coming features. There was a time when influencers and fashion models were more dominant on the platform, now you are going to find out that there are all types of diverse people doing their interesting things on it. Makeup lovers shared the most iconic and artists tutorials on makeup art and transformations to blow off your mind. There are tons of artists, singers, and beauticians present on this social hub just to teach others how to do arts. You don’t have to look elsewhere to learn creative arts.
Trends of using HMU:
I can talk about the trends of Instagrams all day long here, but I would like to share my insight about something which is making a big buzz around. Slangs and abbreviations are being used extensively by celebrities, artists and Instagram users. There are one too many slang terms to discuss here, one among tons of famous one is “HMU”. Now, what does this abbreviation of three words mean? It means hit me up.
HMU or hit me up means you are welcome to contact you personally by writing a text message. You can write down these acronyms in your Instagram posts and stories to invite people to contact you personally. In other words, you are giving an open permission to your followers, users and customers to write you a message.
For instance, if you have shared an epic makeup tutorial on Instagram recently, you would definitely love to hear what people have got to say about it. You have mentioned all the details about the makeup products that you have used in the tutorial. But still, there could be a question that your followers might have. So, in order to allow them to send you a PM or DM, you can use the sticker “HMU” or write manually “HMU” (Hit me up )anytime if you need to have any questions and queries.
Why not use “contact me”?
It is totally up to you as what you wish to write on your Instagram story to increase views. If you feel like using the word “contact me” is a simple way to ask your followers to contact you personally, you can do it. Hit me up could be another way and now most Instagram users know what it means. It’s just that when you use instant messengers and social networking sites you have got to use the language ethics, codes and protocols.
No matter how you use it. HMU stands for the same thing, it could mean contact me, write to me, interact with me, call me, let me know and text me. In one way or another, it is just a way for you to let your followers know that you won’t mind them contacting you and writing a personal text to you.
How to use HMU on Instagram?
Instagram is a now famous social hub and most users are using it as an instant messenger website to communicate with each other. Just like Whatsapp, Facebook and Twitter, the users connect with each other in all the possible ways they can using the best features. HMU is a slang word that you can use as a short-cut to communicate with your friends. For instance, if you are leaving for work, you can write HMU in the chat box. I am going to work now. It would mean that it would hit me up later on as I have to go now for work.
If a user is asking a personal question that you cannot answer openly. You can post a GIF in the comment section. Instagram has tons of creative GIFS and images based on HMU, they would save your time. Instead of writing a textual HMU just post an image or a GIF. Your friend or follower will understand what else to be done next.
To use HMU based GIF in the chat box, you need to search the database first. You can type “HMU ” or “Hit me up” in the search box, and all the best gifts related to the acronym would pop up. Now choose the one that you find fascinating and share it in the Instant messenger.
Hit me up stickers are also available on Instagram. These stickers come with tons of nice colors and variants, you will never run out of options.
In order to post a sticker, you first need to log into your account, launch the application and go to your story. Create one story and tap on the sticker option from the panel.
Write down “HMU” in the search bar, you will see a lot of interesting and colorful stickers. Some might have intricate animations along with the colors. Now choose the one that you believe would be best to include in the story, use it and post it. By adding this sticker to your Instagram story, you are just telling your loved ones and friends to contact you. In simple terms, you are giving them permission to hit you up personally and feel free to write you a message if they have a question for you.
To use a HMU sticker on an Instagram story, launch the app, and tap the story button in the top left corner to create a new story. Once ready, tap the ‘Stickers’ button in the top right panel.