TikTok: What does Cute PFP mean? Trend explained!

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The phrase ‘Cute PFP’ has been trending on TikTok recently. But what actually is it and why is it so popular?

This article explores the phrase ‘cute PFP’ and why so many people are searching this up on TikTok. Read below for why it is popular at the moment and whether you should get involved.

What is a PFP on TikTok?

If you are struggling to keep up with all the text terms coming about, the acronym PFP stands for ‘profile picture.’

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However, the term cute PFP is particularly trending, with the hashtag having been viewed nearly 660k times on TikTok – and still growing!

TikTok users involved in the trend often show videos with multiple pictures which relate to themselves or a particular category such as a ‘blonde girl.’ The pictures tend to be of anime characters, but there have also been other popular PFPs for this trend e.g. Disney characters, variations of Hello Kitty, and animals.

Whether it is an anime character or your favourite cute animal, the trend ‘cute PFP’ gives users a chance to express themselves in a new way, especially for those with less confidence.

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The trend has also reached other platforms such as Discord and Pinterest, whilst others have decided to make their own cute PFPs on online games like Robox.

Some of our favourite #PFPs


Feel free to use them as profile pictures! Credit would be nice though!🐸🌸 #art#maidoutfit#maid#frog#maiddresss #maidoutfitboys#artist#cat#frogs#pfp

♬ Oh Klahoma – Jack Stauber

Why not get involved yourself!

The trend #cutepfp has a very inclusive message, with many commenting and showing support for these posts all over social media.

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There are also other similar TikTok trends like #mypfp where users show a series of photos to represent how they are feeling (such as over the exam period); Lego Star Wars PFPs are another example, however, some consider this trend as an attempt to ‘overthrow the social media empire.’

Recently, there has been a lot surrounding the acronym PFP, especially on TikTok, so now is the best opportunity to hop on this trend.