SMH meaning: Snapchat term explained

Leigh McManus April 5, 2021

With Snapchat app down for some users today, many people expressed their disappointment by saying “smh” – leading some people to ask what does smh mean?

Snapchat not working

But what happened, was Snapchat down? For some users, yes.

Several people took to Twitter to report issues with their app. Some said they got signed out and couldn’t get back in, whilst others complained of not being able to use the app’s famous filters.

The site Down Detector reported a sudden rise in reports of problems at 8am today and people have also taken to Twitter to explain their issues.

One user wrote: “Is anyone else’s Snapchat not working? I got signed out and I can’t get back in.”

Another said: “Not even snapchat filters working for me.”

What is Snapchat

Snapchat is a multimedia photo-sharing and messaging application which is mega popular across the world.

Snapchat say on their site: “We contribute to human progress by empowering people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world and have fun together.”

The initial release of the app was nine years ago in September 2011.

Snapchat was created by Evan Spiegel, Bobby Murphy, and Reggie Brown, former students at Stanford University.

What does SMH mean

With the app seemingly down for some users, they have good reason to say smh – but what is the meaning of smh?

It’s an acronym for “shaking my head,” a shortened way of expressing disappointment.

Urban Dictionary, a catalogue of slang and online terms, give this definition: “Smh is typically used when something is obvious, plain old stupid, or disappointment.

“You don’t know what smh means? smh.”