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video chat

Communicating visually with another person via computer. Video chat may refer to video calling or video messaging. For example, Facebook's Skype and Apple's iSight video calling services are sometimes called video chat. However, true video chat is more like text chat, whereby one party sends a message and waits for a reply. See chat, video calling, video instant messaging and videoconferencing.

Glide Mobile Video Messaging
The Glide app ( lets users record and send a video up to five minutes long, and it keeps the ongoing video conversation in a thread like text messaging apps. In this example, James, the recipient, was notified that a video was being made, and he is watching it record in real time.

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