What Does O45 Mean On Instagram?

Instagram is a minefield of trends, acronyms, and algorithms. So much so, that it can be difficult to keep up!…

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Instagram is a minefield of trends, acronyms, and algorithms. So much so, that it can be difficult to keep up!

Luckily, we’re here with all the behind the scenes insight you need to thrive on Instagram.

Which brings us to one of the most unique and bizarre trends flooding the platform: the use of o45 and similar letter/number combinations. 

O45 is just one example of a new code, which replaces standard letters with a number. 

In short, the letter ‘o’, followed by a number, is being seen across Instagram profiles notes as a way of adding a secret initial or hidden message for followers in the know.

Which initial you opt for depends on what you are trying to communicate. In this instance, o45 corresponds to the letter ‘J’.

Why Was This Code Created?

The origin and purpose of the code rather depends on who you ask.

It seems as though many users who understand this code are using it to add the initial of their crush or a love interest to their profile notes, or even demonstrating their loyalty to a favourite celebrity or best friend.

Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be a great deal of rhyme or reason behind the rest of the alphabet – which makes uncovering the code difficult without access to the full reference list. 

To share a few other example, o23 is ‘S’ and o12 is ‘D’, while o43 is ‘E’.

Whether you try to use this code or not is up to you – but at least now you know what the letter ‘o’ followed by a number is trying to say…