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What does pfp mean?

PFP means Picture For Proof but also Profile Picture. PFP is just a internet slang language for a profile picture.

This is a picture that you associate your social media account with for example Facebook, TikTok, Twitter and many more.

Almost every social media platform has the ability to upload a profile picture.

You can even put a profile picture for the contacts stored in your phone, so you see their picture when you receive a call or text instead of their initials.

That is cool right?

It’s most common that people use a picture of themselves as a profile picture but sometimes people choose a different picture as a profile picture.

Some of the reasons to do that may be privacy or just for fun.

A profile picture makes it easier to associate someone’s online presence with their account. 

In today’s world we see the trend of using acronyms more often. The speed in how these acronyms are being developed and shared around the world is so fast that you can hardly keep track.

Sometimes acronyms have more than one definition and can increase the confusion we may have while using them.

In today’s blog we will talk about the acronym pfp.

We are going to discuss what it stands for and what it means. We will also describe the urban meaning of this term.

Furthermore we will talk about other usages of this acronym like art, anime and TikTok.

I know you are excited to learn about this acronym, so let’s get started.

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What is PFP in the Urban Dictionary?

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In the urban dictionary PFP stands for picture for proof.

This originated from the small lies when people say that they are doing stuff and the person on the receiving end wants that proof in a picture.

Let’s look at an example when this can be used.

If there is a couple where the girlfriend doesn’t not trust her boyfriend. He told her that he is with some friends at McDonalds, but for some reason she doesn’t believe him. She can then ask for a picture for proof that he is indeed at McDonalds with his friends. 

In this context we see that we are not talking about a profile picture but an actual picture that proof one is doing what he/she says they are doing.

Examples of Using PFP (profile pic)

Examples of PFP meaning “profile pic.”

  • Sandy wants to see PFP.
  • Your PFP looks awesome!
  • Upload a PFP for me.
  • Where is your PFP?

Examples of Using PFP (picture for proof)

Examples of PFP meaning “picture for proof” normally occur in dialogue.

  • Gary: I rolled snake eyes!
  • Hank: No way! You didn’t! I need a PFP…
  • Josh: He ate the whole chicken himself!
  • Bob: The whole chicken? Send me a PFP.
  • Janet: He was going to send a PFP.
  • Amy: I didn’t see any PFP!
  • John: There is no clear soda on the menu.
  • Maggie: Maybe you don’t know what it is called. Send a PFP.

What is PFP art?

Profile picture art is any creative art that people use in their profile pictures.

A new trend we have seen recently is that people use a cartoonized version of their picture as a profile picture.

If you are a very crafty person in the art branche, this is an easy task for you to do.

However, if you don’t have those skills, you can easily use an application that takes a normal photo of you and transforms it into a cartoon.

One example for such an application is Toon Art.

They also have some filters to give your cartoon a beautiful effect, so it will be eye catching to people that visit your profile. 

Is PFP an anime?

PFP is not an anime.

Anime is a hand drawing and computer animation that originated in Japan. It has been around since 1917 but wasn’t that popular yet.

In 1960 the Japanese cartoonist Osamu Tezuka created a characteristic art style, which spreaded and developed in the following decades and reaching greater audiences.

If you would use such an anime character as a profile picture we can say that you have an anime profile picture.

However these are still two different terms that can’t be confused with each other.

What does PFP TikTok mean?

TikTok is one of the most influential social media platforms today.

You may come across the acronym PFP on TikTok.

In this case they refer to the profile picture.

It could be your own profile picture or someone else’s depending on the context they have used.

If they would say “Click on my PFP” Then they simply mean that they want you to click on their profile picture. 

What is PFP in WhatsApp?

Whatsapp is another social media platform mostly used for texting.

Over the years it has been developed and now it’s possible to voice call and video call.

We have so many contacts and remembering names and numbers is not such an easy task. Doesn’t it help when someone has a profile picture so you can easily recognise who that is?

This is called a Whatsapp Profile Picture.

Another great feature that whatsapp has is when you have an incoming voice call you can see the profile picture of the person that is calling.

Now it’s easier to know who is calling without having to know or recognize a number.

Another great feature that whatsapp provides are privacy settings. You can control who can see your profile picture by choosing to make it public so everyone can see it.

Another setting for privacy is that only people that you have saved in your contacts can see your profile picture. Last but not least is that no one can see your profile picture.

Which of these settings would you prefer?


In conclusion we have learned that PFP commonly stands for Profile Picture but in the Urban Dictionary it also means Picture For Proof.

You can find a profile picture on almost any social media platform because they allow their users to upload a profile picture.

Profile Picture Art is a crafty way of styling your profile picture and there are endless possibilities to do that.

There is a great difference between pfp and anime and these terms are not the same. In both TikTok, the most influential social media platform today, and Whatsapp, PFP stands for profile picture.

When we talk about PFP in TikTok we are talking about a profile picture on TikTok and when we talk about a pfp in WhatsApp it means a WhatsApp profile picture.

We hope we have shared some new information with you today about the PFP acronym and that you have some understanding of what it means and what people around you are talking about.

Shawn Stolting

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