What is Instant Messaging?
Instant Messaging - a communication technology that enables real-time text-based conversations between two or more people over the internet. It allows people to send and receive messages instantly without any delay. Unlike email, instant messaging is synchronous, which means that both the sender and receiver must be online at the same time for the message to be delivered.
The first instant messaging service was created in 1996 by Mirabilis, an Israeli company. The service was called ICQ (I Seek You) and quickly gained popularity among internet users. Since then, many other instant messaging services have been developed, including AIM, Yahoo Messenger, MSN Messenger, Skype, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger.
Instant messaging has become an essential part of our daily lives. We use it to stay in touch with friends and family members who live far away from us. We also use it to communicate with colleagues and clients in professional settings.