instant messaging(redirected from text messaging vs. instant messaging)
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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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(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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A program that allows users to communicate with each other instantaneously using typed messages.
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