What does CW mean on TikTok?

published, 2022-11-20t12:38:51

Updates, 2022-11-20t12:39:00

While browsing TikTok, you may have come across the word ‘CW’ in videos, captions or comments – but what does it mean? Here’s what you need to know.

TikTok is one of the biggest hubs for viral content online, and if you’ve used the app for any length of time, you’ll know that there is a huge amount of content being posted daily for different communities and genres.

People on TikTok, like any other social media platform, use many different slang and abbreviations, but these can sometimes be confusing if you’re out of the loop.

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You may have seen the word CW used in videos, captions, comments or hashtags on the app and are now wondering what it stands for.

Here’s everything there is to know about what The CW stands for.

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Tiktok is the hub of viral content.

What does CW mean on TikTok?

On social media, CW usually stands for ‘Content Warning’. It is used as a way of warning people that the video they are about to watch discusses topics that may be sensitive to some users, or may contain potentially graphic images.

You may see CW or content warnings included in in-video captions, video descriptions, and even tags or comments. Sometimes the word will be followed by something to indicate what the content is, but sometimes the word will be used just on its own.

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Similarly, you may see the term TW which stands for ‘trigger warning’ and can be used in essentially the same way.

These words are used not only on TikTok, but on many other social media platforms as well, so it’s worth paying attention when you see someone putting CW in a video or post.

If there’s another word used on TikTok that you don’t understand, you can check out our guide to learn about the app’s most popular slang words.

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