You may have noticed people using the term “IB” if you spend a lot of time on TikTok. But what does it mean and when should you use it? This is everything you need to know.
TikTok, a short-form video platform that has been gaining popularity over the last few years, is frequently the source of some of the most viral internet trends.
The app is home to many inside jokes, memes, and references. These are often found in the comments section.
These slang terms and acronyms include words such as FYP, PFP, or “mid.” Some of these slang terms can be confusing if you aren’t in the loop.
IB is one acronym that’s used on the site. You may have noticed some of your favourite creators using it in their captions or descriptions if they are trying to recreate a popular trend. What does this mean exactly?
What does “IB” mean on TikTok?
If you see #IB (or IB) in a caption of a TikTok clip, it is often followed by the username of someone else–not the person who you are watching. There’s an easy explanation for what “IB” means in this case. “IB” is shorthand for “inspired by.”
When they are inspired to create their own videos, people use “IB” to credit others for certain dances or trends. This is similar to how people use “dc” to give credit for a TikTok-created dance when they upload a video of themselves performing the same TikTok move. Although “dc” seems to be more popular for dance videos than “IB”, there are many uses for “IB”.
Although there are no official guidelines regarding crediting accounts that inspired you for your TikTok captions, it is a good idea to mention the creators. It is not a good idea to claim an idea was your own if it was heavily influenced or influenced by another person. We’ve all seen people follow popular accounts who do this!).
All of that said, “IB” can also be used in TikTok and in real life.
International Baccalaureate, classes may also be called “IB”.
Some videos that use the # IB tag on TikTok are not inspired by other people’s work. They have the #IB tag instead because they contain content about IB (or International Baccalaureate). IB classes can be taken by high school students to earn college credit.
Ask IB students about their programme and they will tell you it’s intense and challenging. They’ll also likely say that their classes are harder than AP classes. There are six IB subject groups: Language Acquisition, Language Acquisition, Individuals and Societies, and Sciences. The Arts also have a Theory of Knowledge class.
TikTok videos on the IB programme often focus on how hard they work—which is understandable! It seems like an intense way to learn, especially now that many students take their IB courses online.
Now you know what “IB” on TikTok means! This is the final TikTok mystery.