Definition of instant message in English:

instant message

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  • A message sent via the Internet that appears on the recipient’s screen as soon as it is transmitted.
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    • Eventually I put a block on her instant messages.
    • Kind of like a presence indicator for the instant message session itself.
    • I can talk to my staff, see them on video, I can detect their presence, email or instant message them.


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  • Send (someone) an instant message.
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    • You can instant message 24/7 with our trained coaches.
    • When a new name pops into the chat room, you automatically instant-message a hello.
    • They compile coed Buddy Lists on their computer screens and think nothing of instant-messaging guys or calling them on the phone.

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