When was the last time you heard this question? What did you do next? Did you write a message in the messenger or did you click the call button and spoke to the person using an audio or video connection?
It turns out that even this short word may cause misunderstanding.
For many people ‘to chat’ means ‘to have a friendly talk’. At the same time for others, it’s all about exchanging text messages online. If you think about workplace context, it may mean either of these and even the level of how informal or friendly this conversation may be depends on the situation and the participants.
What’s your ‘default’ meaning of ‘to chat’?