Unusual physical properties of ionic liquids (ILs) can be implemented in many different applications and are very sensitive to the structure of IL. In this work we investigate the spin dynamics of probe molecule Zn tetraphenylporphyrin (ZnTPP) dissolved in a series of ILs using time-resolved electron paramagnetic resonance (TR EPR). We compare the TR EPR characteristics in C2-methylated imidazolium-based ILs [bmmim]BF4 and [bmmim]PF6 and in their C2-protonated analogs [bmim]BF4 and [bmim]PF6 to assess the influence of C2-methylation. The corresponding TR EPR signatures are drastically different in the two types of ILs. The analysis of experimental data allows assumptions that the ZnTPP molecule is distorted in C2-methylated ILs, contrary to other organic media and C2-protonated analogs. The mobility of ZnTPP in C2-methylated ILs is smaller compared to that in C2-protonated analogs, implying different microenvironment formed around dissolved ZnTPP.