另一个影响人们行为的有趣的特征是张贴“远离信息”。你可以每次发帖子说你离开了你的系统。例如，如WhatsApp的应用程序为您提供了更新状态的能力。据观察，5300万的IM在美国的45%用户定期张贴消息。该邮件的帖子包括，他们是不可用于通信的目的’，而其中一些使用广义状态’ ‘。已发现的IM消息女性离开消息的平均长度是12.3个字，它已经为女性13.3字（Lewis &法布士，2002）。
After the development of ICQ, a large number of changes have been observed in IM Applications. A large number of features are been implemented into IM each one of which supports communication. On one hand, the different IM applications have various common features among themselves; there are significant differences between the two. Some of the features are supported by IM for a specific purpose which may be enhancing the communication and to provide a measure for the people to play with their identities (Campbell et al, 2002). The features which are available in IM are such that the people play with their identities. There are a large number of icons which indicates that the majority of the changes in IM indicate their ability on the regular basis, thereby incorporating the changes in the mood. Though these features are not used by the people each and every time, it incorporates a method for the self-exploration. One of the most evident features of IM application, ‘Whatsapp’ is the ability to the change the User Name, Nickname of IM and the screen name. Thus, they add humor and entertainment within the communication which takes place between two people (Grinter et al, 2002).
Another interesting feature which affects the behavior of the people is the posting of the ‘Away Messages’. You can every time make a post that you are away from your system. For example, application such as Whatsapp provides you the ability to update the status. It has been observed that 45 % of the 53 million users of IM in America are posting the messages on the regular basis. The messages which the post includes that they are not available for the purpose of communication’ while some of those uses the generalized status ‘Away’. It has been found that the average length for the IM message for the Away message for females is 12.3 words and it has been 13.3 words for the females (Lewis & Fabos, 2002).