What is Instant Messaging?

what is instant messaging

Instant Messaging application is mostly designed for smartphones as well as personal computers. It is a software that allows cross-platform instant messaging that can include text, audio and also video communication. The communication is done via real time and it can be done almost anywhere in the world as the world is now more connected with the internet. Some of the most popular instant messaging platform is Facetime, Whatsapp, Skype, Facebook Messenger, Google Hangout and also Yahoo Messenger. The number of active users for Whatsapp is estimated to be at 800 million users, Facebook Messenger at 700 million users and Skype at 300 million users. It estimated that in 2015, the current Instant Messaging account worldwide stands at 3 billion users and this can grow up to 4 billion users by 2020.