What Does RINSTA Mean in a Text?

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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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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