Instant Messaging/ IM

Instant messaging is a way of communicating in real time via the Internet, allowing you to chat online through either a social media website or a dedicated app, like Whatsapp or Facebook Messenger.

It can also be an instant way of sharing content - like photos, links and videos. Services like Skype also allow video and audio calls between users.However, if you're IM-ing someone you've never met, or know only online, it's a good idea to consider what you're sharing.

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