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What Does 'PFP' Mean On TikTok A Guide To Common Acronyms And Slang


What Does ‘PFP’ Mean On TikTok? A Guide To Common Acronyms And Slang

‘PFP’ is a common TikTok acronym used on the platform to refer to a ‘Profile Picture’. A profile picture is the display image or video which represents the user and their profile page. This image or video is usually of the account holder or anything they choose to represent them or their page.

Net Influencer brings you the details on this TikTok acronym, breaking down ‘PFP’ and its related connotations.

What does PFP mean?

Apart from standing for ‘Profile Picture’, ‘PFP’ does have other meanings. Let us look at the accepted meaning on social media:

Picture for Proof 

This request for photographic evidence is often made on social media sites to verify that the user is who they claim to be. It can also serve as a trust-building exercise between virtual friends. Additionally, it is a fun and exciting exchange.‘Picture for Proof’ is also abbreviated as P4P.

Ensure you use ‘PFP’ in the correct context for the desired outcome.

What are ‘PFP’ cults?

PFP cults refer to a group of users with the same profile picture. A fitting example is the fan group of Lana Del Rey in early 2021. These fans uploaded the same picture of Lana Del Ray, as their TikTok profile picture. And that was how the Lana Cult was born. 

The Lana Cult sparked the Hamster Cult, where several TikTok-ers changed their profile pictures to a hamster.

How to use the ‘PFP’ hashtag?

The ‘PFP’ hashtag trend has a large following. TikTok-ers create TikTok videos with profile pictures that relate to specific fanbases, hobbies, or interests. They include ‘PFP’ as a hashtag and also tag the trend, for example, #cartoon #redhair #roundpfp

TikTok Examples of ‘PFP’ 

We have sourced some TikTok videos that include ‘PFP’ as a hashtag. 


This beginner tutorial by sparkiesmoothie is a satirical video on how to create an aesthetic profile picture. A geeky, slightly disheveled, glasses-wearing sparkiesmoothie begins the tutorial, displaying his search on his tablet for a purple background. Once he finds it, he magically transforms into a polished and aesthetic version of himself, slaying in every pose. This video reminds me of a glow-up before and after. It is cute and funny. Only 25 seconds long with over 700 K, this video uses ‘PFP’ as a hashtag in the description.


The music in this 11-second video is super cool and so appropriate. yeyuuk703 provides viable options for profile pictures, suitable for best friends. The suggested combinations range from edgy to cool and adorable. Some even include cute cats. The suggestions are worth trying. Viewers clearly agree, with this video raking in over 420 K likes. ‘PFP’ is used as a hashtag in the description.


This 49-second video by Allfatherdoom is an actual Profile Picture capcut tutorial on how to create ‘PFPS’. The acronym is used as a hashtag in the description. The video has no narration, just peppy tutorial-like music. It provides step-by-step instructions, as captions in the video, accompanying the demonstration. It is easy to follow and very helpful. This video has 17,5K likes.



𝕤𝕠𝕝𝕠 𝕡𝕗𝕡𝕤! 𝕣𝕖𝕕 𝕙𝕒𝕚𝕣 𝕘𝕚𝕣𝕝𝕤( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) #pfp #pfps #freepfp #freepfps #girlpfp #redhair #cutepfp #fy #fyp #viral

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many_pfps gained just over 152 K likes with this 9-second-long video that provides 4 solos ‘PFP’ options for girls with red hair. The music is slightly eerie but catchy. The profile picture suggestions are anime. These options are cool and trendy, and therefore this video is very useful.


‘PFP’ is a straightforward TikTok acronym that is easy to use in conversations. The trends and cults that have grown around it have added much interest to this internet slang. Like most TikTok acronyms, ‘PFP’ will continue to evolve and morph until replaced with an updated version.

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David Adler is an entrepreneur and freelance blog post writer who enjoys writing about business, entrepreneurship, travel and the influencer marketing space.

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