PFP Meaning: What Does PFP Mean and Stand for?

What does PFP mean? Learn the definition and how to use this online slang word with ESL infographic and texting conversation examples in English.

PFP Meaning

What Does PFP Mean?

The definition of ‘pfp’ is ‘Picture For Proof‘. You may also find ‘pfp’ meaning ‘Profile Picture‘. It is exactly as it sounds, a person’s profile picture. The term is used most often in conversations about social media.

Origin of PFP

The world of social media has caused many slang terms to be developed. Now using ‘pfp’ as a way to say profile picture is one of the most definitive examples of that development over the years.

The term ‘pfp’ was first used in the birth of Instagram back in July of 2010. Instagram’s creator Kevin Systrom never knew just how big his simple photo-sharing app would become.

Conversation Examples

Ways you will find this texting abbreviation used.

Example 1:

  • Texter 1: Did you hear about Jenny?
  • Texter 2: No, what?
  • Texter 1: She cut all her hair off!
  • Texter 2: WHAT! No way, it was so long.
  • Texter 2: What do you mean by all?
  • Texter 1: She shaved her head, it’s all gone.
  • Texter 2: No way, pfp?

Here you have classmates talking about another one who had very long pretty hair. After being told she cut it all off by a friend the one who didn’t see wants a picture to prove the story is real.

Example 2:

  • Chat User 1: I did it I finally got all the achievements in Dark Souls.
  • Chat User 2: Really?
  • Chat User 3: No way…
  • Chat User 2: I don’t believe you.
  • Chat User 3: Me either, I’m still stuck on like 3 of them.
  • Chat User 1: Well here a pfp (Attached a photo of the achievement list completed.)

Gamers will use ‘pfp’ in many situations to prove to others they have completed goals within a game.

Example 3:

  • Instagram Post: Here is my #PFP that my puppy is the cutest. (Attached a photo of a cute little boxer puppy sleeping on a giant stuffed bear.)

Many posters on sites such as Instagram and even Facebook will use ‘pfp’ as a hashtag to gain views on pictures they post.

  • # – Hashtag

Other Meanings

  • Partnership For Peace
  • Personal Financial Planning
  • Pay For Performance
  • Printer Friendly Page
  • Personal Financial Planner
  • Pain For Pleasure
  • Praying For Patience
  • Partners For Profit
  • Poo Flinging Pixies
  • People Funding People
  • Panel For Peace
  • Persecuted Freezie Pops
  • Partnership For Postponement

PFP Meaning Infographic


Last Updated on January 23, 2021

1 thought on “PFP Meaning: What Does PFP Mean and Stand for?”

Leave a Comment