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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IBM (NYSE:IBM) and the Chinese Deaf Association have announced the launch of an online sign language interpretation service in Taiwan, aimed to provide video and audio instant messaging services to the deaf.
A history student may use video and audio instant messaging to interact with researchers or research primary sources on another continent.