L4L Meaning

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What does L4L mean?

L4L means Like for Like.

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Find out what L4L means and how it is used.

L4L is an initialism and a hashtag that stands for “like for like”. It is used to tell others that if they like your post, you will like on of theirs.

Where is L4L used?

L4L is used on the follow platforms and places:

  • Instagram
  • Snapchat
  • TikTok
  • Twitch
  • Twitter
An example of the initialism L4L in a text message.
An example of the initialism L4L in a text message.

How is L4L used?

L4L is used mainly as a hashtag on social media sites to get more likes on your posts. It tells people that if they like your post, you will go an like one of theirs.

Do people say L4L out loud?

No, because it wouldn’t make any sense.

Example Uses of L4L

On Instagram:
Just started my account! Help me out and #L4L

Some guy just started a new Instagram account and wants to grow it, so he uses the hashtag #L4L to tell others that if they like his post, he will like one of theirs.

On Instagram:
Look at this cute puppy! #L4L #F4F #puppyaccount

Someone runs an Instagram account that posts puppy photos and wants to grow it by exchanging likes with other accounts.

On Instagram:
Need 100 followers by tomorrow! Help me out! #L4L #F4F

Someone wants to get more followers quickly and is using the hashtag #L4L to get more likes.

On Instagram:
Help me get 250 likes on this post! #L4L

Someone wants to get 250 likes on their Instagram post, so they use #L4L.

On Instagram:
#L4L

No caption, just an #L4L hashtag to get likes from bots.

Who uses L4L?

L4L seems to be used by people who want to grow their social media accounts. These people tend to either be younger people attempting to get more likes and followers for their personal accounts, or businesses trying to grow their brand accounts.

History of L4L

First Use

We have no idea when L4L was first used as an initialism, but we believe it was first used on Twitter, the first social network to use hashtags.

Data from Google Trends showing the popularity of searches for L4L.
Data from Google Trends showing the popularity of searches for L4L.

Rise in Popularity

According to Google Trends, searches for L4L have increased along with Instagram’s growth. This makes sense, as Instagram is the main social network where this hashtag is used.

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