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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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Simple-to-use video instant messaging (VIM) technology may well prove to be a key catalyst for that much-needed shift.
patents covering key elements of real-time communications as used in text instant messaging and video instant messaging.
Video Instant Messaging provides new enhancements from standard instant messaging and e-mail.
In the past several years real-time text and video Instant Messaging systems have become widely available from a variety of technology providers.
Enhanced IM Window, which offers AIM users easy click-and-launch access to video instant messaging, audio chat and picture sharing features right from the IM window.
A beta version of an updated live video instant messaging experience with a larger screen and moveable "picture-in-picture" interface.
With a network infrastructure that handles more than 2 billion instant messages each day, the AIM service enables people around the world to connect in real time via text, audio or video instant messaging, and to engage in shared activities, such as casual gaming and picture-sharing.
Presence-based video communications -- The Cisco Call Session Control Platform (CSCP) enables broadband providers to offer a range of session initiation protocol (SIP)-enabled video soft clients and phones for services such as video instant messaging.
Supported by a network infrastructure that handles nearly two billion instant messages each day, the AIM service makes it possible for people from around the world to communicate with each other via text, audio or video in real time, and to engage in other shared activities, such as casual gaming, video instant messaging and picture-sharing.

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