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Asynchronous Communication

What is Asynchronous Communication?

There are many forms of communication. For most of them we can distinguish between asynchronous and synchronous communication.

Asynchronous Communication (often referred to as "Async") is a form of communication that doesn't happen instantly. Contrary to synchronous communication – for example phone calls or a face-to-face talk – async communication is usually archived or saved somewhere for future reading. The participants therefore don't need to be present to receive the message.

Popular examples of asynchronous communication are e-mails, handbooks/wikis, letters or voicemails.

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