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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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Support for non-Microsoft products under Patch Management extends to Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader, Box BoxSync, Firefox, Google Chrome, Quicktime, Thunderbird, Yahoo Messenger and some 30 others.
The source added that Skype and Yahoo Messenger applications have both stopped working via Vodafone Internet, whether ADSL or mobile 3G service.
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Mxit, and the desktop version of Yahoo Messenger, have no encryption at all.
About connecting with family back home during Eid, Hossam said he relies heavily on the Internet and programs such as Yahoo Messenger to feel closer to home.
Yahoo's web chat server was based on its Yahoo Messenger system, which dates back to the nineties.
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The tablet comes preloaded with apps such as Nimbuzz, Skype, Facebook, Yahoo Messenger, Fruit Ninja, Moto Racing and Office Suit PRO and packs a 3000mAh battery which claims to give up to 300 hours of standby time and five hours of talk time.
In addition, the culprit allegedly created an e-mail ID that was used to chat with male members through Yahoo Messenger pretending as if the victim was chatting with them.
Please add me for a chat" messages on my yahoo messenger, which is scary because I don't even have my yahoo address on my profile, but apparently it can be accessed because it's my login account.
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