Hit me up
HMU means “hit me up”. It is part of the several slang and abbreviations popularly used in texting and chats.
Where is it most widely used?
Used widely on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp, and other messaging applications, HMU or Hit Me Up is mainly used on social networking sites and on private messages and comments on posts and other updates.
What does it exactly mean?
People used the HMU acronym to tell somebody to get in touch with him later. By using this slang, they are asking that individual person to hit them up when they are doing a discussion or are making an arrangement. It might also mean you’re asking the other person to catch after a long time has passed since you’ve communicated.
Need for such slang
Texting and chatting are used for instant communication around the world. Hence, this is a speedy affair and the need for short terms and acronyms for frequently used phrases are the dominant norm. These abbreviations allow users and frequent texters to relay messages faster and more efficiently. Some other tools that come into play are emoticons, gifs, and stickers.
Some other abbreviations and their meanings
BRB (be right back), TTYL (talk to you later), LOL (laugh out loud), GTG (gotta go), IMY (I miss you), ASAP (as soon as possible), OMG (oh my god), BTW (by the way), et cetera. (See What is the meaning of the word “fugazy”?)
Emoticons and gifs
There are several other ways in which people can now text. There are some emoticons, or emotion icons, that can be used to relay simple emotions like smiles, anger, sadness, and surprise. Gifs are short videos that are made of compressed pictures that are played simultaneously. These are short clips that relay a variety of scenes that are relevant to the conversation.