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What are the difference between instant messaging and chatting?


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August 29, 2007 7:29AM

Instant messaging is done with two people via a messaging service, e.g. AIM, Yahoo, ICQ, MSN, and etc...

Chatting covers chatrooms, irc, and IM's, and depending on how far you stretch the the definition it can cover regular emails and forums posts.