What Does RINSTA Mean?

RINSTA means "Real Instagram." RINSTA means “real Instagram.” The term RINSTA was formed by combining the words “real” and “Insta” (short for Instagram.) It only exists to distinguish between a real account (RINSTA) and a fake account (FINSTA), it is therefore used much less.

A FINSTA is a side account where teenagers can share how they're really feeling with a select group of followers (usually close friends, or family). On a RINSTA, a user usually keeps their account public and posts flattering and positive pictures. The main goal of a RINSTA is to gain followers, portray the best possible life, or to keep in theme with an Instagram grid. None of this matters on a FINSTA. Instagram started in 2010, and by 2015 this distinction between “real Instagram” and “fake Instagram” was already being observed.

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When I write RINSTA, I mean this: meaning of RINSTA [Rinstas are usually public accounts.]

Summary of Key Points

"Real Instagram" is the most common definition for RINSTA on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Real Instagram
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user
Adults, Teenagers, and Under 13s


Examples of RINSTA in Sentences

Here are examples of RINSTA being used in conversations:
  • Joe: Why do you have two Instagram accounts?
  • Ellie: One's my RINSTA, that's my main account, and the other is my private account.
  • Taylor: Why do you follow my FINTA but not my RINSTA?
  • Selena: I prefer to see the real you.

An Academic Look at RINSTA

The term RINSTA is a portmanteau word, which is the term for when two words are merged into one. SPEXY (from spectacles and sexy) is another example of a portmanteau word. Obviously, the term RINSTA is an amalgam of the words real and Insta(gram).

Example of RINSTA Used in a Text


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