The internet is a place where people of different locations, languages and cultures mix together, and this can give rise to a host of new abbreviations. You have probably seen a lot of Instagram posts on your feed these days with the ambiguous acronym “OPS” being thrown around.
Have you ever wondered just what it might mean? On the internet today, new acronyms pop up at an alarming rate. It is hard to keep track of all of them.
Let’s get to what OPS actually means. It usually means “opinion on me” or “opinions”. It is frequently used on Instagram stories. It means that the poster is accepting opinions from their viewers.
It can also be used in a different context to give an opinion on others, much like using the acronym “tbh” (to be honest) which social media users use to share their honest opinion about what they feel about something or another person. If you have ever wondered what people you know think about you, then using OPS is the perfect way to give them the opportunity to speak their mind.
On Instagram these days, many teenagers are posting pictures with the caption “OPS”. It much the same as opening a poll to the public where they have to answer a question.
When do you see OPS?
OPS can be used on Instagram in two ways. You can go about it by either posting a story with the acronym to engage your followers and ask their opinion of you. The other way you can use it is in a chat to ask a friend or acquaintance for their opinion on something or someone.
For example, you can post a picture with a text saying something like “Ops on me”. If you are direct messaging someone, you can use it this way— “Ops on X”.
How do you respond to the caption “OPS”?
If you see an Instagram story with “Ops on me” or something like that, and you don’t know how to respond to it, just share your honest opinion. You can go about this by describing your thoughts on their personality, looks, character, and so on.
The best way to do this is to give a positive opinion about the person. Remember, whatever you say on social media can have a significant emotional effect on a person. Even if you have something negative to say, try to go with constructive criticism.