What does Slofie mean?

A selfie video taken in slow motion

A slofie is a fun video selfie that you take in slow-motion using your phone or tablet. It’s all about capturing your face reacting to something or pulling a silly face, but in a slow-mo way. The word ‘slofie’ is a mix of ‘slow-motion’ and ‘selfie’.

On September 10th, 2019, during a big event hosted by Apple, the new iPhone 11 was introduced, and with it came the slow-motion video selfie feature on the front camera. The term ‘slofie’ got a huge boost in popularity after this event. Apple encouraged everyone to take and share their slofies, sparking a trend.

Even though the term ‘slofie’ was around before Apple’s event, it’s become a lot more popular since then. Some people have really taken to the whole slofie idea, while others are less keen, worried about even more selfie-related posts popping up online. It’s mostly teenage girls and young women who are into slofies, but guys can get in on the act too.

Some people spell ‘slofie’ as ‘slowfie’. Also, the term can sometimes mean a selfie with something slow in the background. This could be anything from a turtle or a sloth, to elderly folks. So, a slofie doesn’t always have to be a slow-motion selfie video.

Example for using ‘Slofie’ in a conversation

Hey, have you seen my new slofie? πŸ˜„

Slofie? What’s that? πŸ€”

It’s a slow-motion selfie video! I recorded myself making funny faces. Wanna see? πŸ˜‚

Sure, send it over! I’m curious to see your slofie skills. πŸ™Œ