Difference between "chat" and "IM"

xiaq xiaqqaix at gmail.com
Sun Jul 12 08:31:15 EDT 2009

I am currently working at the zh_CN translation for pidgin, and I
noticed that "chat" and "IM" are used differently. It seems that "IM"
usually refers to those with only two people involved, while "chat"
usually means a chat in the chatroom. Am I right?

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