Difference between "chat" and "IM"

li yuekui liyuekui at gmail.com
Sun Jul 12 09:01:38 EDT 2009

I think you're right, the current translation in zh_CN of "chat" is "聊天",
and I don't think it's suitable. For me, "群聊" or "多人对话" is better.

2009/7/12 xiaq <xiaqqaix at gmail.com>

> Hi,
> 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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