The internet has come up with its own languages for social media sites and text messages among family, friends and coworkers. With the increasing rise of social apps, using acronyms, abbreviations, initials or other shorter forms of words is now popular during online conversations.
Most of these abbreviations or acronyms were originated online. While these are easy to use, they can also create confusion or seem complete gibberish to the new or not-so-active social media users. One such abbreviation is YFM.
In this article, we’ve explained what does YFM mean, how to use it and how not to use it on social platforms and text messaging.
What does YFM stand for?
YFM stands for “You Feel Me”.
This abbreviation is used to help the other person understand or, in a way, ask them whether they understand the sender’s feelings or what he/she intends to say. Although it doesn’t mean the question if the receiver can literally feel the sender’s feelings or not, instead, it hopes if or not they understand the emotion.
How to use YFM?
The sender can use the acronym YFM to make the receiver understand their feelings or make them also feel the same emotions they’re experiencing. That feeling can be of varieties emotional responses such as happiness, excitement, sadness, fear, anger, awkwardness and more.
Let’s look at some examples.
Person 1: I got the promotion in the office. I’m so excited, YFM?
Person 2: Oh yes! Congratulations.
Person 1: I had the best time at the farewell party, YFM?
Person 2: Yes, I do.
Person 1: I think I like you, YFM?
Person 1: He was so annoying. I felt distressed. YFM?
Person 2: Yes, same here.
How not to use YFM?
YFM shouldn’t be used during a conversation with someone who doesn’t know what this acronym means or stands for and can take offense to it.
Also, it shouldn’t be used in front of a person who doesn’t understand the acronym as they can interpret it differently and take it to an offensive level, something that the sender doesn’t mean to express.
Since texting is a difficult medium for conveying emotions, the sender must be careful while using such acronyms to avoid any misunderstanding or clash by the receiver.