What Does IGTG Mean in a Text?

IGTG means "I've Got To Go."

The abbreviation IGTG is used with the meaning "I've Got To Go" as a way of saying you must leave. The use of IGTG usually implies you are already late; it may be considered an abrupt way of closing a conversation.

IGTG has exactly the same meaning as G2G (Got To Go) and is very similar to G3G (Got To Go plus 1), which is a more emphatic way of saying "I've Got To Go."

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When I write IGTG, I mean this:

meaning of IGTG

IGTG means you have to leave.

Summary of Key Points

"I've Got to Go" is the most common definition for IGTG on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:I've Got to Go
Guessability:guessability level 4
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of IGTG in Sentences

Here are examples of IGTG being used in conversations:
  • Grandma: Do you want to hear about my holiday?
  • Nephew: I'd love to, but I'm already late. IGTG.
  • Des: I'll be there in half an hour.
  • Bob: I can't wait. IGTG now.

An Academic Look at IGTG

IGTG is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Eye Gee Tee Gee), but as this is harder to say than "I've Got To Go," it is not often uttered using its letters. In other words, the abbreviation IGTG is for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech.

IGTG is typically used as a standalone declarative sentence (i.e., a statement). It is not normally used as another part of speech within a wider sentence

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we would have just said "I've Got To Go" or something like "Must Dash" instead of using the abbrevition IGTG.

Example of IGTG Used in a Text

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