Updated: 09/12/2023 by Computer Hope

Real-time may refer to any of the following:

real time

1. Sometimes abbreviated as RT, real-time is a process or event that occurs immediately. For example, chat occurs in real-time, where messages are seen immediately after the user presses their Enter key. In comparison, e-mail does not happen in real-time since it could take someone hours, days, or weeks to make a response.

Examples of real-time or near real-time communication

2. RT is also an abbreviation for Retweet.

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