What Does S/U Mean on Social Media?

Are you confused about the acronym "S/U" used on social media lately? Don't worry, we're here to help.

It seems like every few weeks, a new acronym pops up online. We’ll be the first to admit it—keeping track of them all isn’t easy! For example, we deciphered what ICYMI means, just in case you missed it (see what we did there?).

Another acronym that’s popping up all over social media lately is “S/U.” If you keep seeing this buzzy new acronym/abbreviation and have had the question, “what does S/U mean?” bouncing around in your head, we’ve got you covered. Read on to find out what S/U means on social media and text messages so you’ll understand what it means in every context.

What does S/U mean?

Most of the time, S/U means “scroll up” or “swipe up.” Because scroll and swipe are often used interchangeably, you’ll have to decipher the correct meaning depending on the context of the post.

You’ll see S/U appear in various places such as on Instagram, TikTok or Snapchat. For example, an influencer might invite you to scroll up and visit the link in their bio to purchase an item they’ve linked.

What does S/U mean on Snapchat?

Typically S/U means “swipe up” on Snapchat. Snapchat users have the ability to add links to their stories. If you swipe up on the story, you’ll get redirected to that embedded link. By making an upward-scrolling motion, you’ll open the link.

However, you’re still able to swipe up on Snapchat stories that don’t feature a link. If you do swipe up on an unlinked story, you can message the user who posted it.

What does S/U mean in text messages?

Sometimes, the texting abbreviation S/U stands for “shut up” in a text. Generally speaking, this is a playful, lighthearted remark that you’d send to a friend if they make a joke or say something surprising.

Alternatively, some people use “S/U” to say “see you.” For instance, instead of saying “bye,” or “talk to you later,” you may receive a text that says “S/U.”

You may also sometimes see this acronym stylized as just “SU,” so don’t get confused if you do!