Voice Over Instant Messenger

What Does Voice Over Instant Messenger Mean?

Voice over Instant Messenger (VoIM) is voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) applied through instant messaging (IM) software.

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Techopedia Explains Voice Over Instant Messenger

VoIM provides and enhances communication in the following ways:

  • Facilitates low-cost integration of voice, IM, video, file sharing and whiteboarding
  • Provides efficient collaboration between mobile and office users
  • Enterprise versions integrate multiple computers for seamless communication.
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