What Does FTP Stand for on TikTok?

There are some abbreviations and acronyms on TikTok that come with clearcut definitions and meanings… and there are some that…

There are some abbreviations and acronyms on TikTok that come with clearcut definitions and meanings… and there are some that don’t.

FTP is one of those that falls into the latter category, primarily because it can and often does mean an assortment of different things.

In this article, we’re sharing some of the most common uses of the term FTP on TikTok, so that you can try and assign the correct meaning if and when you see FTP in a caption or comment.

FTP as File Transfer Protocol

The most common use of FTP in a technology sense derives, not from TikTok, but from the tech industry.

In everyday language, FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol. It is essentially the process through which documents, data, and files are transferred from one device to another – and is something that we all have experience of whether we know it or not.

Anytime you upload something from a phone onto a laptop or other device, you engage in FTP.

FTP for TikTok Profile Growth

You may also see FTP being used as a way of crediting another creator or user with a piece of content. In this instance, FTP means Follow This Profile – and can be put next to the username of a specific account or creator.

By adding FTP next to the username, you encourage your followers to follow another account – thereby helping to boost profile growth and the expansion of an online community.

FTP as an Insult

Another common use of FTP especially among younger TikTok users is as an insult – here meaning ‘F*** The Police / People / Population’.

In this case, FTP is a sweeping insult to a large group of people, with users often inserting their own meaning to the letter ‘P’.

Other Uses of Ftp

The list doesn’t end there! Some other common uses of the acronym FTP on TikTok and beyond include:

  • Free To Play
  • Feel The Pain
  • Face To Palm
  • First To Post

Suffice to say, with three letters that can and do represent countless words, users can inject their own meaning into this and any other acronym that appears on TikTok. We hope this short guide helps you to assign meaning to the FTP you come across – or the version of the acronym that you decide to use yourself!