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What Does SFS Mean On Instagram?

SFS is an acronym with a couple of different meanings. On Instagram #SFS can be a hashtag, that can mean “Shoutout for Shoutout” or sometimes “Spam for Spam” which can indicate that a user is looking for a way to cross promote their posts.

This way users can help each other grow their Instagram profiles and content organically. Basically SFS helps people by reposting each other’s content on their stories, hoping that each other’s followers will follow the other profile. However, before you jump into these kinds of things, you will have to know a few things first.

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Most important thing before deciding to try this out is that you will have to approach people the same “size” as you. Meaning, profiles that have near or similar number of followers as you do. People who have a lot more followers than you, might ignore your request because it doesn’t benefit them, if you have way less followers than them. Don’t forget that people basically do this for free, so sometimes you might stumble upon not so fair users.

When you don’t have enough content, you can repost other people’s content. This way you might gain a few new friends who will return the favour. There are always Instagram DMs that you can send to them, and make some sort of an agreement. The key with SFS is that once you post their posts, you need to tag them in the photo or story with their @username in the description.

The idea of growing an Instagram account seems daunting at first, but once you find out about all the ways you can go around it, you will hit the top post section consistently. This is why a lot of people are going for the SFS option. Mainly because it is a great way to grow your audience and boost your engagement. However, there is one thing you should always pay attention to, once it comes to SFS. You should always go for the accounts that have similar audiences to you, or the one that you are targeting. That way you will give yourself the best chances of gaining popularity faster.

Also, don’t forget that SFS is mutually beneficial for both parties.

How should I reply to SFS?

You can reply to an SFS by posting something about the account that asked for a shoutout.


How can I get more followers on Instagram?

There are several ways to go about this, but most important is to post quality content regularly.


How can I get verified on Instagram?

You will have to sign up for verification , however before you decide to go for it, you need at least 10 000 followers.