Depending on how much time you spend on TikTok each day, you may face a number of new dances, challenges, and trends. Over time, you also get to understand the terminology. Remember when you had no idea what “fyp” stood for? It was aeons ago! Remember when you believed that “accountants” meant to tax preparers? That was a time of confusion.
Regarding the word “ratio,” we've recently discovered an additional TikTok riddle to solve. On some TikTok videos, there may be a large number of comments reading “Ratio me” or “Ratio me 1:1.” What does that imply? Here is what we discovered.
What does “Ratio” on TikTok mean?
On Twitter, a tweet is considered “Ratioed” if it generates a greater number of quote tweets or retweets than responses or likes. Typically, this signifies that someone has posted a ridiculously awful opinion, and everyone is discussing them rather than the tweet itself. It is not attractive.
In the context of TikTok, “Ratio” appears to take on a slightly different connotation, which is a positive development. Here is how it typically operates. One individual will comment on a video with the phrase “Ratio me 1:1.” It is essentially a request to other TikTok users to ensure that the “likes” on the remark match the “likes” on the video itself. Therefore, if a video has precisely 5,234 likes, someone who comments “Ratio me 1:1” hopes that their comment will also receive exactly 5,234 likes.
Occasionally, it works like a dream. Other times, the TikTok hive mind determines that a comment is undeserving of the ratio treatment, and no likes are awarded. And in extreme circumstances, someone may react to the comment, which would then receive all of the likes – if you care about TikTok likes, this is the ultimate punishment.
To further complicate matters, it appears that some individuals use “Ratioed” when a reply to a comment explodes or when a top-level comment accumulates more likes than the video itself. Still there?
Someone's comment of “Ratio me 1:1:1:1” elevates the situation to a higher level. This signifies that they desire that their comment and the three answers to it have the same amount of likes.
If you catch a ratio thread early enough, you may observe the TikTok hivemind in action as thousands of users select which comments or responses deserve “likes” and which are doomed to go unnoticed. It is quite a sight to see.
If you're still bewildered, rest assured that you're not alone. In fact, we've also observed this in the TikTok ratio comment threads. Typically, a large number of people request an explanation of what ratio implies, only to have their own comment “ratioed.” Someone will respond, “This,” and that response will receive numerous “likes.” However, we hope this explanation was somewhat helpful!