Since Instagram introduced this feature in 2011, usage of the abbreviation dt has sky rocketed
So, What Does DT Mean?
DT is mostly used on Instagram, and stands for Double Tap. DT has several different meanings in slang, but this is its most common usage.
If there is a picture on Instagram that you like, you can tap the little heart just below it. Alternatively, you can double tap a photo to like it. This feature means you don’t have to search for a like button.
Instagram users often write #dt to accompany an uploaded photo, which encourages others to double tap their phone to like it. Incentives are also frequently offered in exchange for a double tap, e.g reciprocal likes, a text, dm or tbh. Sometimes users circle an area of an uploaded picture and encourage others to double tap the circle, often claiming that something magic will happen if they do.
DT forms part of a number phrases used on Instagram, the most popular of which tend to be incentives that are offered in exchange for a double tap, including:
1. dt if you wanna text.
2. dt if i can dm you.
3. dt for a tbh.
4. dt and i’ll dm you.
5. dt if i can text you.
6. only dt if you wanna text.
7. dt for a dm.
don’t post a “dt if we can talk post” or “dt if i can dm you” iF YOU CAN’T HOLD A DAMN CONVERSATION ,SHIT. THAT’S Y NOBODY REPLYIN TO YO ASS!
When you like a pic cause it’s funny but then you see the caption “dt if you tryna text” & got to unlike it real quick.
Single 😩💦 dt if I can text you. 🙃💕💰
I need to start paying attention before I like pics on ig. I didn’t know I dt’d for a tbh until I got it. 😂😂
Although DT had long been used as a slang abbreviation with a variety of different definitions, its use has soared since Instagram introduced the double tap feature to its app in 2011. The feature was added as an easy way for users to like a picture, instead of searching around for a like icon.
On March 3, 2015, the American singer Jordin Sparks featuring 2 Chainz released the single “Double Tap”, which referred to the Instagram feature.
DT falls into a long list of slang terms and hashtags that are used on Instagram. Slanguide has a page dedicated to these terms.
Other meanings for the slang abbreviation DT include:
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