What Does C2C Mean?

C2C means "Consumer To Consumer" and "Camera To Camera".

Consumer To Consumer. When used with the meaning Consumer To Consumer, the abbreviation C2C describes any transaction in which members of the public buy and sell amongst themselves. This type of transaction may take place online or offline and either directly or via a third party, such as an online auction site or a classified advertisement.

C2C contrasts with B2C "Business To Consumer", which refers to transactions between businesses and consumers.

Camera To Camera. When used with the meaning Camera To Camera, C2C refers to a remote conversation where everyone involved is visible to each other via webcam. Typically, C2C would take place between two people. In online chat rooms or dating sites, a request for C2C could be viewed as a proposition for remote or voyeuristic sex. However, it can also be a simple request for a one-to-one conversation. The context of the request should help decide which meaning is applicable.

Summary of Key Points

"Consumer to Consumer" is the most common definition for C2C on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Definition:Consumer to Consumer
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Image for C2C

When I write C2C, I mean this:

meaning of C2C
Direct transactions between consumers.


Examples of C2C in Sentences

Here are examples of C2C being used in conversations:
  • Olivia: What do you want me to do?
  • Mason: Take your clothes off and let's go C2C.
  • Olivia: I'm at work.
  • Mason: I know.
  • (Here, C2C means Camera To Camera.)
  • Isabella: Do you want to buy my car before I ask the garage for part-exchange?
  • Noah: Yes please. Can we do it C2C, so we both get a better deal?
  • (Here, C2C means Consumer To Consumer.)

An Academic Look at C2C

C2C is defined as a cyber term because some of its characters are used as substitutes for letters. Most cyber terms were introduced to reduce the number of key strokes required to write the word, but since the arrival of predictive texting and keyboards on mobile devices, this efficiency is no longer required.

What Did We Used To Say?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "Private sale" or "Face-to-face" instead of using C2C.

Summary of Key Points

Second Definition for C2C

This meaning was also noted:

Definition:Camera to Camera (i.e. webcams)
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Example of C2C Used in a Text


See Also

CLOCK (To Look At) LMTAL (Let Me Take A Look) GPOY (Gratuitous Picture Of Yourself) PFP (Picture For Proof) PIX (Pictures) WTB (Want To Buy) BIN (Buy It Now)