Instant messaging is the act of communicating between
two or more people over the Internet instantly. Instant
Messaging differs from email because in email, you have
to send the message, wait for a reply and then answer.
With Instant Messaging, the users communicate instantly
with each other.
Instant Messaging is popular because you can chat with
your friends in realtime. You can also keep a list of
your friends so you can talk to them when they get online.
Some things that can make your Instant Messaging experience
more enjoyable are being able to make your own custom-made
chat area; you can record and play music that you and
your friends like. You can also share your favorite links
to websites and send files directly to your friends.