What Does IU2U Mean in a Text?

IU2U means "It's Up To You."

The abbreviation IU2U is an "internet slang term" used with the meaning "It's Up To You." The use of IU2U indicates that the recipient must (or is being invited to) make a decision or take responsibility for something. It can sometimes be used to indicate exasperation or impatience. For example:
  • What film would you like to see tonight?
  • IU2U. I chose last week.
  • (Here, IU2U indicates a friendly invitation to make a decision.)
  • Red or brown? I Can't decide.
  • IU2U. The taxi will be here in 2 minutes and I'm not waiting.
  • (Here, IU2U indicates exasperation.)
IU2U is often further abbreviated to U2U "Up To You."

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When I write IU2U, I mean this:

meaning of IU2U

IU2U means the decision is yours.

Summary of Key Points

"It's Up To You" is the most common definition for IU2U on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:It's Up To You
Guessability:guessability level 4

4: Difficult to guess

Typical Users:typical user

Adults, Teenagers, and Under 13s

Examples of IU2U in Sentences

Here are examples of IU2U being used in conversations:
  • Claire: Do you want to watch Titanic?
  • Mandy: IU2U. We've only watched it twice already this month.
  • EU: Do you really think you can have your cake and eat it?
  • UK: IU2U.

An Academic Look at IU2U

IU2U 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.

IU2U is typically used as a standalone declarative sentence (i.e., a statement). In other words, 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 might have said something like "You choose" or "It's your choice" instead of using IU2U to mean "It's Up To You."

Example of IU2U Used in a Text

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