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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.
8, the latest version of their popular instant messaging software, which features new modules for the Buddy List and a new open API for developers to build their own mini-applications to upload and share in a library.
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Other new AIM features in the AOL Web Mail upgrade will include a Buddy List that highlights frequent contacts in the existing "People Panel", and the ability to choose between sending a message via mail or IM.
With this release, upgrades and features included: new visual design, pop outs, optimized performance, skinning, updated chat logs, buddy list management, individual account management, improved localized UI and AIM profiles.
In addition to core SIP and SIMPLE support, SIPoint server implements XCAP functions for server side resource management such as buddy list.