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.
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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
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instant messaging

A program that allows users to communicate with each other instantaneously using typed messages.
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These included text messaging, text conferencing, collaboration software, and Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) telephone capability.