What Does 2G Mean in a Text?

2G means "Too Good." The abbreviation 2G is most commonly used in online chat and gaming to mean "Too Good."

Of note:
  • 2G is also short for second-generation wireless telephone technology. This was the first digital mobile telephone technology. It has since been superseded by 3G and 4G.
  • "Too Good" is the title of a 2016 song by Canadian rapper Drake, which featured guest vocals from Rihanna.

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When I write 2G, I mean this:

meaning of 2G

2G usually means "Too Good," but can also refer to older mobile phone data networks.

Summary of Key Points

"Too Good" is the most common definition for 2G on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Too Good
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

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Examples of 2G in Sentences

Here is an example of 2G being used in conversation:
  • Gamer 1: I can't believe you took all of my lives in the first round!
  • Gamer 2: You're playing with the master, man. I'm just 2G!

An Academic Look at 2G

2G is classified by our team as an "internet slang term" as opposed to an initialism abbreviation or an acronym. Initially, "internet slang terms" were introduced for brevity, but, particularly with the advent of predictive texting and on-screen keyboards, they are now mostly employed for fun. "Slang terms" differ from icons because they are not pictorial representations.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we would have just said "Too Good" instead of using 2G.

Using Numbers in Texts

This video shows the different ways that numbers are used in "text speak":

Example of 2G Used in a Text

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