What does 'ICYMI' mean? Here's what it means and examples of it used in conversation.

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What does 'ICYMI' mean?

"ICYMI" stands for "in case you missed it," according to Merriam-Webster. It can be used in many ways and is often accompanied by information, an article or video that you believe the recipient would appreciate, find interesting or would educate them.

The abbreviation is popular on social media, particularly on Twitter, for its conciseness.

There is no specific pronunciation for "ICYMI," and it is meant to be read as "in case you missed it."

How to use 'ICYMI'

Here are some examples of how to use "ICYMI":

  • "ICYMI: Glass Onion is now on Netflix."

  • "ICYMI: USA TODAY released a new article about angel numbers."

  • "ICYMI: McCarthy lost the fifth ballot for House speaker."

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