Your friend sent you a text with the letters HMU, and you aren’t sure what it means. HMU is an acronym often used in texting and online messaging.
What does HMU mean?
“HMU” is an acronym for the words “hit me up,” which is slang for asking someone to contact you. HMU is often used to shorten comments when someone wants another individual to message, call, or email them either now or in the future.
HMU has become so popular on the internet that many people use it in conversations as well. You may sometimes hear someone saying HMU in social situations. HMU is casual slang and should never be used in a professional situation.
How to use HMU
- “Anyone looking for a Toyota 4 runner? HMU.”
- “For details, HMU.”
- “HMU for special deals on handmade goods.”
- “Yeah, just HMU whenever you are ready.”
- HMU can be used anytime you want someone to contact you about a subject, whether immediately or in the future.
Using HMU the right way
It’s easy to use HMU just use it anywhere you would normally put “call me” or “contact me.” HMU doesn’t specify which method of communication someone should use to contact you, so if you prefer a certain method, be sure to specify with them which you prefer.
HMU can be used before a description of what you want someone to talk to you about, after, or all on its own if you are in the middle of a conversation with someone.
There are currently no known variations of HMU.
Should you worry about your child using HMU?
HMU is considered mostly harmless on its own, but if you spot your child using it, it might be a good idea to see where they are using it. They could be conversing with people outside of their age group or meeting up with people they shouldn’t.