What Does G2K Mean in a Text?

G2K means "Good To Know." The "internet slang term" G2K is typically used with the meaning "Good To Know" to acknowledge the value of information or advice that the sender has received. However, G2K can also be used in a sarcastic manner to indicate that the sender has no interest in the subject mentioned or does not value the information proffered.

Of note, "Good To Know" can also be abbreviated as GTK.

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When I write G2K, I mean this:

meaning of G2K

G2K can mean that the recpient actually has no interest in the information profferred.

Summary of Key Points

"Good to Know" is the most common definition for G2K on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Good to Know
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of G2K in Sentences

Here are examples of the internet slang term G2K being used in conversations:
  • Clive: Wal-Mart have some great deals on bikes this week.
  • Carol: That's G2K. We will have to stay well away from there.
  • Michelle: The treasury department are looking into the use of offshore tax havens.
  • Robyn: That's G2K. I was considering investing my waitressing tips in Russian oil funds.

An Academic Look at G2K

G2K is defined as an "internet slang term" by our team because some of its characters are used as substitutes for letters. Most "slang 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. Nevertheless, "slang terms" are still regularly used to make messages more entertaining or to express individuality.

"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 something like "thanks for that" or "that's good to know" instead of using the abbreviation G2K.

Using Numbers in Texts

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

Example of G2K Used in a Text

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