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What Does IG Mean in a Text?

IG usually means "Instagram." However, it also means "Ignore," "Ignorant," "In Game," and "I Guess." Here is more information about each of these definitions of IG.

Instagram

The abbreviation IG is widely used online and in text messaging to refer to the photo- and video-sharing, social-networking app Instagram.

Ignore

IG is also used with the meaning "Ignore." In this context, IG is sent as an instruction to disregard a previous message.

Ignorant

When used with the meaning "Ignorant," IG describes a person as discourteous or rude.

Note: When IG means "Ignore" or "Ignorant," it is sometimes written as IGG or IGGY.

In Game

IG is used in gaming circles with the meaning "In Game" to refer to things that happen within a game, rather than in real life.

I Guess

When used to mean "I Guess," IG indicates agreement with something that has just been said. IG usually implies a reluctant agreement, rather then whole-hearted agreement and is often used in place of "no" to avoid offending.

Video Summarizing IG

Here's a short video explaining how to use IG:

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When I write IG, I mean this:

meaning of IG

IG also means "Ignore," "Ignorant," "In Game," and "I Guess."

Summary of Key Points

First Definition for IG

IG most commonly means "Instagram." This is the most common definition on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, and X (Twitter).
IG
Definition:Instagram
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:guessability level 2

2: Quite easy to guess

Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Second Definition for IG

IG is also often used with the meaning "Ignore."
IG
Definition:Ignore
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:guessability level 3

3: Guessable

Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Third Definition for IG

"Ignorant" is another common definition for IG.
IG
Definition:Ignorant
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:guessability level 3

3: Guessable

Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Fourth Definition for IG

"In Game" is a common definition for IG in gaming circles, on apps such as Discord, TeamSpeak and Telegram.
IG
Definition:In Game
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:guessability level 3

3: Guessable

Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Fifth Definition for IG

"I Guess" is also a common definition for IG.
IG
Definition:I Guess
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:guessability level 2

2: Quite easy to guess

Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of IG in Sentences

Here are examples of IG being used in conversations:
  • Sarah: Send me a pic on IG.
  • Carl: Only if you send me one first.

  • (Here, IG means "Instagram.")
  • Paula: I can't find a babysiiter, so I won't be able to go out tonight.
  • Paula (sometime later): IG! I've found a babysitter.

  • (Here, IG means "Ignore.")
  • Toni: I saw Bev today and she didn't even look at me.
  • Lee: Don't worry about it. She doesn't mean to be IG. She was probably worried about work.

  • (Here, IG means "Ignorant.")
  • John: There's a lot of IG advertising.
  • Malcolm: Shame.

  • (Here, IG means "In Game.")
  • John: If you don't ask her out someone else will. You need to get in there now!
  • Tony: IG.

  • (Here, IG means "I Guess.")

An Academic Look at IG

Depending on its meaning, the abbreviation IG is used in different ways:

Example of IG Used in a Text

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