What Does “W” Mean on TikTok?

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Written by: Alex Popa


What Does “W” Mean on TikTok?

Are you wondering what “w” means on TikTok? You must have seen the “W” hashtag for multiple TikTok videos.

You’re excused for not knowing what it means. TikTok is full of acronyms, and new ones appear daily.

“W” means “to win,” referring to the positive appreciation of something. It means something is good, great, and that someone appreciates it.

  • Example – “W technique“. The user is saying that they like the technique

The “W” remark is often used in tandem with “L“, which means “to lose“, and it refers to a negative appreciation of something. Something is bad, terrible, and unlikeable.

  • Example – “L appearances, W music“. The user is saying that they don’t like the appearance of a singer, but they like their song

If you want to know more about “W” and “L” on TikTok, keep reading!

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How Can I Find “W” Videos on TikTok?

Great question! I’ve prepared a step-by-step guide on how to find videos on TikTok tagged with “W“. Follow the steps below to do it:

1. Tap on the search icon in the top-right corner

Tap on the search icon in the top-right corner
Tap on the search icon in the top-right corner

You should first open TikTok and look in the top-right corner for the search button. It looks like a magnifying glass.

That’s where you can find certain people or videos on TikTok. Tap on it and proceed with the next step of the guide!

2. Type in “W” and select the appropriate result

Type in "W" and select the appropriate result
Type in “W” and select the appropriate result

After you tap the search button, you’ll get to the Search page. This is where you can type in something and search for it on TikTok.

You should type in “W“, launch the search, and then select the “W” search result. Only tap on the singular “W” search results and not anything else.

3. Select “Hashtags

Select "Hashtags"
Select “Hashtags”

Once you search for “W“, you’ll get various results that may not interest you. To narrow the search more, look at the menu at the top of the search page.

You’ll see several options like “Users“, “Videos“, “Hashtags“, and more.

Select “Hashtags” to find only the videos tagged with the “W” hashtag.

4. Select the first result, “W

Select the first result, "W"
Select the first result, “W”

Once you select “Hashtags“, you’ll need to complete one final step before seeing your results.

TikTok will ask you to select a more specific search. You should select the “W” search with the highest number of views.

At the moment of writing this article, 10.3 billion people have viewed the videos with the “W” tag on TikTok. Always look for that when you search for this term!

5. Watch the videos

Watch the "W" videos
Watch the “W” videos

After you complete the search, you’ll get all the TikTok videos tagged with a “W“. They’re all going to be approximately the same thing.

They’ll all have a “winning” note to them. Either someone wins a game of basketball, or you feel proud about something you did, the “W” tag is what you’ll use on TikTok.

If you want to search for “L” videos on TikTok, follow this guide and replace “W” with “L” during your searches.

There’s no way you want to search for both types of videos simultaneously. You can only find “W” or “L” videos on TikTok, not both at the same time.

Currently, the TikTok search algorithm doesn’t let you do that. But chances are you’ll be seeing both terms used on many of the “W” or “L” videos.


To summarize, “W” stands for “winning“, “good“, “great“, and “I like it” on TikTok. It doesn’t necessarily have to refer to a literal win at something.

It could refer to something good that has happened in your life or that you enjoy a certain thing. Somethin has “won” your appreciation.

The counterpart to “W” is “L“, which is the exact opposite. It means “to lose“, “bad“, “terrible“, “I don’t like it“. Again, it doesn’t have to refer to a literal loss.

If you have any questions, leave a comment below, and I’ll reply as soon as possible! In the meantime, you can scroll through those TikTok videos.

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

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