Kips IT Class 10 Chapter 17 Solutions Introduction to Instant Messaging Part-B

TextbookKips Information Technology Class 10
Subject Code402
UnitUnit-4 Web Applications and Security
Chapter17 Introduction to Instant Messaging
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A. Select the correct option.

1. ICQ was one of the first popular IM program to be launched in 1996.

  • Hangouts
  • ICQ
  • GTalk

2. By using IM you can send text messages to the other users in real-time.

  • Chat
  • IM
  • E-mail

3. ICQ stands for I Seek You.

  • I See You
  • I Seek You
  • I Call You

4. These instant messaging software are downloaded and installed on the user’s devices.

  • Web based
  • Application based
  • Both a and b

5. Ebuddy is an example of Web based IM software.

  • Web based
  • Application based
  • Both a and b

B. Write T for True and F for False.

1. WhatsApp is an instant messenger. – TRUE

2. It is required to have an account with Gmail or Google to use the Google Hangouts. – TRUE

3. Google Hangouts application can only be installed in the Android phones. – FALSE

4. Every IM application has a different interface and format. – TRUE

C. Answer the following questions.

What is instant messaging?

Instant Messaging (often called IM) refers to real-time communication with the user at the other end through an application called Instant Messenger.

What are the key features of instant messaging?

Following are the key features of instant messaging:

• It is faster than any other mode of communication.
• Users can connect to IM regardless of their location.
• Users can communicate with each other as per their suitable time.
• A user can make a group of people to chat with them in one go.
• Users can share their location, which helps in navigation.
• Users can pin a user or group for frequent chats.
• Users can show or hide their availability as per their choice.
• Users can even chat face-to-face with friends or business clients through a virtual conference.
• Users can send messages and transfer files, such as images, audio and video clips, and textual documents.

What is Google Hangouts?

Google Hangouts was the instant messaging service provided by Google. Now, Google upgraded this service to Google Chat.

List any four instant messaging applications.

Four instant messaging applications are WhatsApp, Skype, Facebook Messenger, and Google Chat.

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