The Snapchat lingo is fun for its lovers. Newbies might find it challenging to understand some of the acronyms. Even if they do, they might mean different things and confuse conversations. Have you had a chat with a Snapchat friend, and then they send a message with ‘IFK’?
‘IFK‘ on Snapchat is an acronym for ‘I F*cking Know.’ It is a casual way of agreeing that someone or something is funny. Or, it can mean that the sender is frustrated with something or someone; and understands the conversation.
Mark the different contexts. You can quickly demystify the first or the second meaning depending on how it is used in a conversation. While one can be used hilariously, the other is pretty opposite.
Continue reading the post to know what the abbreviation means. You will also learn how to use and respond to it. ‘IFK’ has other meanings that you will learn today that are rarely used on the platform.
What Is ‘IFK’?
‘IFK‘ is the short form for ‘I f*cking know.’ It can be used as a humorous phrase or to show frustration while meaning you genuinely understand the context of the conversation. For instance, a Snapchat user can use ‘IFK’ when concurring with a funny snap or text.
Here’s an example: You can say, ‘I liked Sansa Stark’s performance last night. The recipient will reply with ‘IFK she is such a stunner!’
Or, they could use the acronym to show that they understand what you mean but are frustrated with something or someone. For example, ‘You need to be at the dentist’s early for your appointment.’ The reply could be ‘JEEZ IFK.’
It might not be hard to guess this one, but the middle letter might pose a challenge. You can tell that ‘I’ will still be ‘I’ and ‘K’ might be Know. Unless you are used to using or reading the ‘F’ word on other platforms, you can get this right first.
How Is ‘IFK’ Used on Snapchat?
You can use ‘IFK’ the same way you would use it in a face-to-face conversation. It means you are sharing your enthusiasm over someone or something hilarious. Or, you can use it when you are irritated or angry about something.
If you are chatting with your Snapchat friend about a funny thing, using the acronym conveys that you are laughing with them.
You can use it when you are angry with something or someone. A Snapchat user can be sharing non-stop messages or reminders. You can use ‘IFK’ to mean you have seen and understood what they are telling you, and they are beginning to frustrate you.
The reply might offend the other person when using ‘IFK’ to express frustration over something you already understand. It might not be the best response to sensitive friends and family.
When To Use ‘IFK’ on Snapchat
Since ‘IFK’ can be used to mean humor or frustration, it can be used in two different contexts. Here are some instances when you can use the abbreviation on Snapchat:
- When you agree to a funny snap or text sent by a fellow Snapchat user.
- If you are sharing your enthusiasm with someone and want to let them know about it.
- If you are frustrated by something you already understand or know because of constant reminders.
How To Reply to ‘IFK’
If a Snapchat user sends you ‘IFK’ to convey humor, you don’t have to necessarily reply if they don’t add another question or message. There isn’t much you can say.
The abbreviation isn’t a conversation stopper, but you can use it as such if you don’t want to continue with the conversation. You can change the topic if you wish to continue chatting on Snapchat.
If the message shows frustration and you are offended, reply by letting the other party know how you feel. Remember to be courteous, though.
Other Meanings of ‘IFK’
‘IFK’ could also mean:
- ‘Indirect Free Kick’ in soccer
- International Federation of Karate
You can use these meanings too on Snapchat. But their contexts are particular.
Not everyone likes using or reading the ‘F’ word. And since it is used in the ‘IFK’ abbreviation, be careful with who you use it with, even if it is a casual acronym.
Also, remember that you can use it to mean humor or frustration. So, it isn’t challenging to use it in your Snapchat conversations.