In the past few years, TikTok has become one of the most popular social media sites. It is often where some of the internet’s most popular trends start. Because there are so many people who use the app, it has a lot of inside jokes, memes, and references that people often talk about in the comments.
This includes a lot of slang terms or acronyms, like FYP, PFP,’ mid,’ and more. Some of these slang words can be hard to understand if you’re not in the know.
IB is one of the many acronyms used on the site, and you may have seen some of your favorite creators use it in their descriptions or caption when they’re copying a trend. But what does it really mean?
‘IB’ meaning on TikTok
TikTok is the source of many viral trends, such as dance challenges, memes, transition videos, and so on. Acronyms help people who make videos organize them so that users can find them faster.
Many trends that started with the app are hard to figure out where they came from, while many others can be traced back to the people who started them. IB is a term that helps people find the people who start a trend. Most of the time, the phrase stands for “inspired by.“
It is used to give credit to the person who started the trend that the video is about. It’s not just about following trends. It can also be used to tag the creators who gave the account holder ideas for the video.
Sometimes the word “credit” is used instead. The dance community in the app was the first to start giving credit. People started writing “DC,” which stands for “dance credit,” to give credit to the person who came up with the routine.
IB, DC, or credit can be used in place of each other and can be capitalized or not capitalized in the title or description of the video. The usernames of the people who made the idea/dance used or shown in the video come next. Users can click on the username to see the original TikTok that inspired the video.
“Ib” Can Also Mean Classes From the International Baccalaureate!
Some of the videos on TikTok with the #ib tag have nothing to do with being “inspired by” the work of other people. They have the #ib tag because they have information about International Baccalaureate (IB) classes. IB classes are similar to AP classes in that high school students can take them to earn college credit before they start college.