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What Does ICL Mean On Snapchat?

Zoe Kramer May 18, 2023

It’s happened to all of us at some point: you’re tapping through stories, scrolling through posts, or messaging someone, and you see some letters you’re not sure the meaning of. Acronyms have become a way to make communication as streamlined as possible online and to reduce the amount of time spent typing. However, the flip side of this is that it can also lead to confusion. With so many Internet terms and acronyms being introduced, it’s easy to lose track of what they all mean. One acronym that has come into popularity lately is ICL. So here’s a look at what does ICL mean and some other acronyms that can be helpful to know.

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What Does ICL Mean?

ICL most commonly stands for “I Can’t Lie” on Snapchat. Similar to “To be honest” or “To tell the truth,” ICL is a way of prefacing or concluding a statement to emphasize its honesty. It is sometimes used in situations where the usual or expected option would be to tell a polite lie. Or, in other cases, people use it to reveal something that is either personal or embarrassing, often to comedic effect. For example, “ICL, I’m going to sweat bullets in these clothes. Can we go somewhere indoors instead?”

Other Meanings Of ICL

ICL can also stand for “I Cried Laughing.” This is a replacement term that can be switched out for abbreviations like LOL. However, if people find something funny, this is not usually the first one they go to.

It can also stand for “In Cyber Life.” This is used in opposition to IRL which stands for “In Real Life.” In other words, it draws a distinction between the digital world and the real world.

For Christian people, ICL can stand for “In Christian Love.”

Other Snapchat Acronyms

ICL is not the only acronym that has become popular to use on Snapchat. Here are some other common abbreviations you may run into. ATM stands for at the moment. BRB stands for Be Right Back. ILY stands for I Love You. NRS stands for No Replies, Sorry. SFS stands for Shoutout For Shoutout or Snap For Snap. SMT stands for Send Me That. STE stands for Sent To Everyone. TBH stands for To Be Honest. TBT stands for Throwback Thursday. WR stands for Won’t Reply.

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Zoe Kramer has been writing for GRV Media’s student-centric website Freshered since October 2022 and is now also contributing to HITC. She graduated from Cardiff University in 2022 with a BA in Journalism, Media and English Literature. During her time in university, she worked for her student newspaper as well as completing an internship with a book publisher. She has also written and continues to write book and theatre reviews. She is excited to now be pursuing a career as a journalist and learning something new every day. In particular, she loves writing about student life, books, the Internet, and travel. Originally from the United States, she is enjoying living abroad in the UK.