What Does ILQ Mean in a Text?

ILQ means "I Like You" and "Inbound Link Quality."

When used with the meaning "I Like You," the abbreviation ILQ uses the sound of the letter "Q" to replace the word "You." ILQ can be a straightforward declaration of affection, but it is often used in a joking manner, in response to a favour or an act of kindness.

ILQ can also stand for "Inbound Link Quality." This is a term used in SEO (Search Engine Optimisation), to refer to the quality of a link between websites.

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When I write ILQ, I mean this:

meaning of ILQ

ILQ can also mean "I Like You."

Summary of Key Points

First Definition for ILQ

ILQ means "I Like You." This is the most common definition for ILQ on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and X (Twitter).
Definition:I Like You
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Second Definition for ILQ

ILQ also means "Inbound Link Quality":
Definition:Inbound Link Quality
Guessability:guessability level 4
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:typical user


Examples of ILQ in Sentences

Here are examples of ILQ being used in conversations:
  • Ali: Do you love me?
  • Hamish: ILQ. Is that good enough?
  • Joyce: Happy birthday! I've baked you a cake.
  • Peter: Wow, thanks! ILQ more than anyone else today.

An Academic Look at ILQ

When used with the meaning "Inbound Link Quality," ILQ is classified as an initialism abbreviation as it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Eye Ell Kew") . Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.

When used with the meaning "I Like You," ILQ uses the sound of the letter "Q" to replace the word "You." Therefore, it is not an initialism abbreviation.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we would have just said "I Like You" or something like "You're Nice" instead of using ILQ to mean "I Like You."

Example of ILQ Used in a Text

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