Instant messaging has been the trend of the present generation. It has become the prime medium of communication among the people. Instant messaging has been widely adopted by the people of different ages. Instant messaging is a tool which extensively supports the interpersonal communication between people. Thus, it beholds an inordinate role in our lives. From the last 10 years, the trend of instant messaging has been on rise. From the success of Instant Messaging, it can be impended. Instant Messaging applications concretize the promises made by the age of information and networking. Providing a medium of instant communication to a large number of individuals across the globe at no expenditure is what making Instant Messaging worth for the people. So, there is no second opinion about the use of IM application. As per the reports, there are over 500 million IM applications user in the world. Though there are a large number of IM users in the world, the most users belongs to the youth category. But, it has become popular among the people of different age groups. It is something which the people are using on the day to the basis (Nardi et al, 2000).
IM is also benefiting the world as it has a wide number of uses. It can be used for the purpose of research, administrations. Thus, it is being integrated into the day to day life of people. Instant Messaging Applications has also been in use by the policy makers. It is the informal and speedy nature of IM, which reckons majorly on the informal use of grammar, the abbreviations and the smileys is something which has an instant and immediate effect on the people and affects their overall life. It has been observed that IM been the most persuasive measure for the students and has intended to be most effective among the people (Day, 2000). Internet Messaging therefore has been use for both one to one communication and also for many to many communications.