Acronyms on Snapchat are still evolving. Novices are finding it difficult to comprehend some of them. But, you will be shocked that you know most of them. For instance, have you received a Snapchat video or message with ‘WSG’ and wondered what it means?
‘WSG‘ on Snapchat is the short form for ‘What’s Good.’ It is a superb way of starting a conversation. Like you would say: ‘Hello, how are you’ or ‘how are you doing.’ Some people associate it with Generation Z, but it cuts across all ages.
The acronym applies to other social media platforms. But if you have never come across or heard about it, it might be challenging to discern its long form.
Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about ‘WSG.’ You will realize how easy it is to use it on Snapchat.
What Is ‘WSG’?
‘WSG’ is an abbreviation for ‘What’s Good.’ It has been making rounds for a while on Snapchat. It is a conversation starter. For instance, if a Snapchat user uses ‘WSG’ in text or a snap, they want to know how you are doing.
The acronym is a perfect alternative for ‘how is it going,’ ‘how are you doing,’ or ‘what’s up.’ Its use is somewhat not as general as the three alternatives mentioned above.
How Is ‘WSG’ Used?
You can use ‘WSG’ as you would in a face-to-face conversation or over a phone call, only that you will utter the words fully but still pass their meaning across to the other party.
‘WSG’ is used to start conversations. But, it emphasizes suggestions for a particular activity. As a conversation starter, it should fit the conversation’s context. But if it doesn’t, it could mean a different thing.
It is difficult to guess its full form because of the ‘S’ in the middle of the abbreviation. The first and last letters can be easy, but it might take time to discover that ‘What Is’ has been shortened to ‘What’s.’
When To Use ‘WSG’ on Snapchat
‘WSG’ is common on the Snapchat chat feature. But, you can upload stories asking your followers what’s good using the abbreviation. Check out some of the ways to use ‘WSG’ on Snapchat:
- When checking out on a friend you haven’t chatted with in a while.
- In case you had plans with a Snapchat friend, and you need to follow up.
- If you are looking for plans for a holiday or weekend (events, clubbing, parties, etc.)
- When trying to find out about a potential location, you can indulge.
It might appear or sound inoffensive, but never use ‘WSG’ in formal conversations. You want to maintain professionalism, and so should your language, both in written or spoken form.
It means that ‘WSG’ remains a casual conversation starter. Use it within informal circles.
How To Reply When Someone Sends You ‘WSG’
If you are new to Snapchat, the acronym is probably alien to you. When you see a message, snap, or story with ‘WSG,’ you first need to understand the context. If it means ‘What’s Good,’ reply accordingly.
The sender could be checking on you and how you are doing. Or, you can give details of a place or activity if they are asking for plans for a holiday or weekend.
Also, if it is from someone you don’t want to chat with, you can ignore them.
Other Meanings of ‘WSG’
Since conversation contexts can vary, ‘WSG’ could also mean:
- With Special Guest
- Wrestling Sports and Games
- Wireless Subscriber Gateway.
More full forms exist though they are hardly used in Snapchat conversations.
Acronyms are becoming a norm on Snapchat. If you are a Snapchat fan, you might need to embrace the culture and learn this slang.
One is ‘WSG,’ which is used as a conversation starter. It is a casual way of knowing how the other party is doing or whether there are plans for an activity.
‘WSG’ isn’t offensive if you use it as a conversation starter. But, since its use is confined to the casual setting, maintain it like that. It will be unprofessional to use it in formal conversations. Whoever you are addressing (especially your seniors) might find it offensive.