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instant messaging

n.
The transmission of an electronic message over a computer network using software that immediately displays the message in a window on the screen of the recipient.

instant messaging

n
(Computer Science) computing the online facility that allows the instant exchange of written messages between two or more people using different computers or mobile phones. Abbreviation: IM

instant messaging

A program that allows users to communicate with each other instantaneously using typed messages.
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The Nimbuzz application takes advantage of Android capabilities with home-screen notifications that alert the user on the home screen of activities such as incoming chats while the application runs in the background, as well as a time-sensitive user interface option that detects how long the user presses on a contact in the buddy list.