Do You Double Chat?

Writing Research

A ǫᴜᴇsᴛɪᴏɴ. Wʜᴀᴛ ᴅᴏ ʏᴏᴜ ᴛʜɪɴᴋ ᴀʙᴏᴜᴛ ᴅᴏᴜʙʟᴇ ᴄʜᴀᴛᴛɪɴɢ OR voice/video chatting and text chatting at the same time?

𝒟ℴ 𝓎ℴ𝓊 ℴ𝓇 𝒹ℴ𝓃’𝓉 𝓎ℴ𝓊?

𝐈𝐬 𝐢𝐭 𝐫𝐮𝐝𝐞 𝐨𝐫 𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐭 𝐧𝐨𝐭 – whether with your significant other, family or friends.

What is Dᴏᴜʙʟᴇ Cʜᴀᴛᴛɪɴɢ I hear you ask?

The Urban Dictionary has one definition and I have another.

Uʀʙᴀɴ Dɪᴄᴛɪᴏɴᴀʀʏ: to use two (or more) instant message services to chat with one person

AND this also from the URBAN DICTIONARY that is closer to what I think it is: trying to keep up with two chat conversations at once, sometimes falling behind in one or forgetting to talk to one person: “hey, sorry i replied late, i was double chatting” by A Friend Of Tyler Durden November 20, 2009

Mʏ Dᴇғɪɴɪᴛɪᴏɴ: to chat with two DIFFERENT people at the same time (either on the same instant message service or on one or more of the other instant message services; or voice/video with one and text chat with the other). This may mean using the ‘notifications’ or ‘pop ups’ features.


Sometimes I’ve been known to hold two conversations with different people on different instant messaging services. It’s easier when you use notifications or pop-ups – depends what device you have. I touch-type so I’m fairly quick or I use ‘swipe’. And people are adept at using device keypads, but there are some who are slow.

Yes, I admit, I have been known to double chat. It is usually if one of the people I’m chatting with is slow to respond or if I can send the other person a quick response for instance – I’m busy now, chat/phone later.

BUT … I don’t keep two conversations going for long at all. Isn’t it just frustrating watching someone ‘online’ when you’re waiting for them to answer knowing that they’re probably double chatting as they go off and on! What’s more frustrating is when you’re voice /video talking and they are distracted as they are sending a text message whilst talking. I either ask them if they’re double chatting or busy; or tell them to contact me when they’re free.

I hasten to add that I don’t double chat when I’m talking to work clients. If a client sends a message, I may send a message back to say I’ll get back to them, or I’ll end a conversation with someone if it’s not work related.

To get back to my question.

Is it rude to double chat OR voice/video chat and text chat at the same time?

That is, if it’s social chatting.

Let’s take the client or customer out of the equation because that’s a definite ‘no’.

I look forward to your comments or do send me a message. It will be very helpful. Thanks in advance.

What song for this post? It’s not really associated with the question I ask. It’s from one of my playlists and is a light, upbeat song with sweet words called Cover me with sunshine by Pink, Willow Sage Hart. Lyrics are below should you want to sing along!

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Written by Cecily and posted on 27 October 2021 

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Lyrics to Cover me in Sunshine

Cover Me In Sunshine

P!nkWillow Sage Hart

I’ve been dreaming of friendly faces
I’ve got so much time to kill
Just imagine people laughing
I know some day we will
And even if it’s far away
Get me through another day

Cover me in sunshine
Shower me with good times
Tell me that the world’s been spinning since the beginning
And everything will be alright
Cover me in sunshine

From a distance all these mountains
Are just some tiny hills
Wildflowers, they keep living
While they’re just standing still
I’ve been missing yesterday
But what if there’s a better place?

Cover me in sunshine
Shower me with good times
Tell me that the world’s been spinning since the beginning
And everything will be alright

Cover me in sunshine
Shower me with good times
Tell me that the world’s been spinning since the beginning
And everything will be alright
Cover me in sunshine

Cover me in sunshine
Shower me with good times
Tell me that the world’s been spinning since the beginning
And everything will be alright
Cover me in sunshine

Source: MusixmatchSongwriters: Amy Rose Allen / Maureen Anne Mcdonald

Cover Me In Sunshine lyrics © Artist Publishing Group West, Kenny + Betty Tunes, Superreal Songs

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