Everyone who is interested in fashion, food, or fitness will find something of interest on Instagram. There are super-famous influencers who have turned Instagram into a full-time business; brands communicate with customers, and regular users post about their daily lives.
Given the breadth of Instagram’s material, it’s not surprising that you may stumble across words you don’t understand. NFS is an example of one of these abbreviations; but, what does NFS stand for?
On social media, the use of acronyms and abbreviations has grown increasingly common so that users may save both time and space. Since almost any thought can be summed up in a few letters, it is always hard to know what someone is trying to say.
So, to help you identify “NFS” the next time you see it, we’ll focus on a few of the most common ways in which it is used on Instagram (and elsewhere).
NFS: Not for Sale
This is a common trait of gallery artwork photographs and other images that are not for sale. It usually means that a user is uploading a photo to Instagram for artistic reasons only and not to promote a product.
NFS: No Funny Stuff
This is a humorous way of expressing someone’s desire to avoid drama and foolishness in their life. People also use it to indicate their disinterest in dating or hooking up.
NFS: No Filter Squad
People who are comfortable in their own skin and who don’t feel the need to alter their looks in any way (hashtag users) often fall into this category (see: #nofiltersquad).
NFS: No Filter Story
Similar to the preceding term, however, this one refers to Instagram Stories. This means that the photo or video was not altered in any way, either by the camera or by any editing software.
NFS: Not Certain
Teens enjoy abbreviating terms, and this is an example. “I don’t know” usually means the respondent needs more time to think.
NFS: No Followers Syndrome
Some Instagram users are so intent on gaining followers that they forget to appreciate the platform. If someone is using the hashtags “#nofollowerssyndrome” or “#Nfs,” it suggests they’re done with the whole numbers game and are simply posting for fun.
NFS: Not for Sharing
This is rather self-explanatory; it indicates that the person does not wish to share whatever they are discussing. It could be anything from a still image to a short video clip to a list of facts.
NFS: Need for Speed
This phrase is sometimes used as a hashtag (#needforspeed) and is popular among automotive enthusiasts. People usually use it to talk about fast cars, but it can also be used to talk about a popular series of racing games.
NFS: Nice F**king Shot
This may appear in the comments area of a really good photograph. This is a way of praising someone’s photography skills.
NFS: Not Feeling Sober
Another popular term among adolescents, this one is used when someone has consumed too much alcohol and no longer feels sober.
NFS: Not Feeling Social
This is a terrific way to express that you are not in the mood to speak with or be around others. When someone uses this abbreviation, it’s best to leave them alone.
NFS: National Food & Safety
Companies in the food industry typically cite it as proof that they follow modern standards for food safety.
NFS: Network File System
This is a less popular Instagram hashtag that refers to computer networking. It is a method for networked computers to share files.
As seen, the abbreviation “NFS” can mean a variety of things. It relies entirely on the context in which it is employed. The social media landscape is always changing, so the next time you see it on Instagram (or anywhere else), give some thought to what it might mean.
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