instant messaging

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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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In this capacity, he will oversee and coordinate the corporation's efforts in the instant messaging arena, as well as continue to spearhead the efforts to establish open instant messaging communications, continuing to work with both the IMUnified coalition and FreeIM, both of which he is a founding member.