YKTV Meaning

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What does YKTV mean?

YKTV means You Know The Vibes.

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YKTV Meaning
Find out what YKTV means and how it is used.

YKTV is an initialism that stands for “you know the vibes” or “you know the vibe” โ€“ย a phrase that is similar to “your know the feeling” or “you know what it is”.

The word “vibe”, according to Dictionary.com, is short for “vibration”, which can be used informally to mean “a general emotional feeling one has from another person or a place, situation, etc.”.

Where is YKTV used?

The term is primarily used on social networks like Instagram and Snapchat where people share photos and short videos of what they’re doing in the moment.

YKTV is used on the follow platforms and places:

  • texting
  • online conversation
  • Instagram
  • TikTok
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
An example of the initialism YKTV in a text message.
An example of the initialism YKTV in a text message.

How is YKTV used?

YKTV is basically another way of saying the following: “You know what it’s like to be doing what I’m doing right now. I’m having so much fun.”. It’s a way of sharing your current experience and relating to others.

Do people say YKTV out loud?

No, but they do say the actual words out loud: “you know the vibes”.

Example Uses of YKTV

On Snapchat:

Someone posts a photo on Snapchat of themselves at a party.

In a text message:
Yeah bro! YKTV!

Someone responds to a text from their friend asking if they're at a party.

On Instagram:
#YKTV #birthday #21st

Someone posts a photo to Instagram from their 21st birthday party.

In a text message:
Gonna be lit tonight! YKTV!

Someone texts their friend about an upcoming party.

On Instagram:

Someone posts an Instagram story of themselves and their friends at a Football game.

Who uses YKTV?

YKTV seems to be used most frequently by younger people โ€“ย mainly teenagers and young adults.

History of YKTV

First Use

YKTV was first defined on Urban Dictionary on March 17, 2018, which is right around the same time that people first began searching Google for the term, as seen on Google Trends.

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

Rise in Popularity

According to Google Trends, searches for YKTV increased dramatically in 2018 and 2019, peaking in March of 2020. Since, they have been declining.

What was used before YKTV?

While they aren’t acronyms, phrases such as “you know what it is” and “you already know” have been used long before YKTV to mean roughly the same thing.