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What Does IB mean on TikTok A Guide To Common Acronyms and Slang


What Does IB Mean on TikTok? A Guide To Common Acronyms and Slang

Not to get confused with the acronym used for The International Baccalaureate Diploma program, IB is a straightforward acronym developed to express gratitude for others’ efforts.

If there is one thing we love about TikTok and its content creators, it’s the creative credit given when due.

Creators usually mention each other with a tag or caption when finding inspiration in the content of one another, a creators’ special way of benefiting each other indirectly.

When a skit or video goes viral, and somebody wants to recreate the idea, they usually include the IB acronym to indicate that the idea is not originally theirs.


What does IB mean on TikTok?

The popular IB acronym that stands for “Inspired By “is usually found in the first pinned comment or captions. Aside from giving credit, the philosophy behind using “IB” is also to prevent people from calling out original creators.

By giving credit to the original person who inspired an idea, viewers can return to the original channel and pay homage, enabling creators to benefit from one another through increased exposure.

Additionally, when the original creator comes across a video they had a helping hand in, it inspires them to do more and keep creating.

You can even expect a comment, share, and potentially a DM from the original creator, helping you develop a relationship with someone who positively impacted your content-creating career. 


The benefit exchange is mutual, and we encourage anyone who wants to redo or remake content inspired by another person to give them credit. 

The creator won’t get mad, your audience will have more respect for you, and it may even play a critical factor in making your video go viral. 

Good examples of using “IB” on TikTok

In this video, brodiemxnn uses the popular acronym to express his new look on TikTok using a next-level AI filter inspired by Trevor Wagner, a famous creator with over 3 million followers. 


These filters are getting too realistic😳 (ib: @Trevor Wagner )

♬ sonido original – -_-

In the caption section, Brodie put IB Trevor Wanger in two brackets, a basic caption everyone will understand and potentially check out the tag of the original creator. 

Another perfect example where Ellie makeup utilizes the acronym IB expresses Ellie makeup’s new makeup discovery with inspo from Charlie Priestley, a cosmetic specialist with over 27,000 followers. 

Ultimately, using TikTok slang and acronyms is one of the best ways to engage with the community and show that you actually “Get it” and are in tune with every new trend. 

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David Adler is an entrepreneur and freelance blog post writer who enjoys writing about business, entrepreneurship, travel and the influencer marketing space.

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