What does IMR mean on Snapchat?

Kawter Abed
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IMR is a term used across a number of different social media platforms, including Snapchat, Instagram, TikTok, and many more. Here’s everything to know about what it means.

Snapchat is renowned for its multimedia messaging where text, photos, and videos interplay to create a dynamic mode of communication between friends.

As users navigate through the popular social media app, they might encounter acronyms that convey emotions, reactions, intentions, and even shared cultural references. If you’re out of the loop, however, a lot of these can often be quite confusing.

While using Snapchat, or other platforms such as TikTok or Instagram, you may have at some point come across the term IMR. Here’s everything you need to know about what it means.

IMR meaning on Snapchat

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On social media platforms like Snapchat, IMR usually stands for ‘I Mean, Really?’ and it’s a rhetorical question often used to communicate surprise, frustration, or a request for validation.

When someone uses IMR, they’re usually questioning the reasonableness or logic of a situation or statement. It can be used to convey disbelief at something someone has done or said, or as a means of emphasizing a point of view.

For example, if someone says “Stuck in traffic for an hour IMR,” the person is expressing incredulity and frustration at the severe traffic situation they’re experiencing.

In another example, a friend may send you a snap of their pet doing something funny, with the caption, “My dog thinks he’s a cat IMR.” This use of the slang communicates amusement at the dog’s behavior, emphasizing the humor of the situation.

If you want to learn more about Snapchat and how to use it, you can check out our other guides here:

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About The Author

Kawter Abed is a London-based Entertainment Writer at Dexerto. She covers celebrity and reality TV news, and the latest viral TikTok trends. Kawter has a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Media, and a Master’s in International Journalism. When she's not covering celebrities and TikTok stories, she enjoys reading, binging shows on Netflix, and playing nostalgic Nintendo games. You can contact her at kawter.abed@dexerto.com