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Where people connect or talk via real-time text or video messaging

This happens when two or more people converse with each other in real-time. Either by the use of text or video means, applications which serve the bridge between the parties are known as chat apps.

Popular applications for chat include:

  • Yahoo! Instant Messenger
  • MSN Messenger
  • ICQ
  • Skype
  • AOL Messenger
  • Google Chat/Talk