Meaning of INSTANT MESSAGING in English

INSTANT MESSAGING

Internet service that, like chat, allows users to communicate via real-time text conversations. Unlike chat, instant messaging allows users to signal their contacts (sometimes called buddies, as in buddy list) as if dialing someone's online pager. See ICQ , chat , and contrast with e-mail .

Internet PR English glossary.      Английский словарь Интерет пиара и продвижения.