What does IVL stand for?

In virtual life

When someone says they are IVL, it means they’re spending time in an online virtual world. This could be anything from a complex video game that’s played with many other people online, to a simple 3D chat program.

IVL is an acronym that’s mostly used in the context of MMORPG games (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games), where players often get quite immersed in their online characters and the virtual worlds they inhabit.

However, you might also hear it in connection with any kind of virtual reality software. Basically, if it involves interacting with others in a digital, 3D environment, there’s a good chance the term IVL might come up.

Example for using ‘IVL’ in a conversation

Hey, have you been playing that new virtual reality game?

Yeah, I’ve been IVL for hours! It’s so addictive!

Nice! What’s it like in there?

It’s like stepping into a whole new world. You can explore, fight monsters, and even chat with other players!