a system for exchanging typed electronic messages instantly via the internet or a cellular network, using a shared software application on a personal computer or mobile device. Abbreviation: IM
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How to use instant messaging in a sentence
The Andreessen-Horowitz-backed mobile app came out of invite-only beta and added an internal instant messaging layer to manage moderators, speakers, listener questions, room onboarding and feedback.
Montreal-based company Paper has put this idea into action, using instant messaging to tutor students at affordable rates.
Luckily, all three of these social networks, as well as instant messaging apps like WhatsApp, offer tools for muting certain contacts—or at least dialing down the number of their posts you see.How to ignore people on social media without blocking or unfollowing them | empire | July 21, 2021 | Popular-Science
This meant emails, video meetings, instant messaging and document management were directed through a central security point.Remote-working leaves businesses increasingly vulnerable to cyber attacks, say experts | Jessica Davies | May 19, 2021 | Digiday
Some companies have already moved away from using instant messaging.‘The pressure cooker is primed to explode’: How instant messaging tools are contributing to burnout | Jessica Davies | April 20, 2021 | Digiday
Maybe it had something to do with words scrolling on television or people using instant messaging.Sony Pictures Classics’ Michael Barker and Tom Bernard on Woody Allen and the State of Indie Film | Richard Porton | May 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The appeal of instant messaging is that you control—the child controls—the means of communication.
And I knew that he was back there in the silence instant messaging his friends, as I say.
I loved the simplicity of it, I loved the autonomy of it, and I loved the language of abbreviations that instant messaging has.
Now, instant messaging is something that I could not understand.
British Dictionary definitions for instant messaging
computing the online facility that allows the instant exchange of written messages between two or more people using different computers or mobile phones: Abbreviation: Abbreviation: IM
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Cultural definitions for instant messaging
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