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Ellipsis = three dots (…)

Also see: Typing awareness indicator

In my case — in the particularly high-stakes conversation at hand — it was the bubble that popped up to indicate typing, then disappeared to show he had stopped. Then came back up to show typing, then went away again. Then returned for what seemed like an eternity (he must be writing something deep, right?) only to produce a response so benign (you know, like “cool” or “ya”) that it could only be topped by the humiliation of the bubble never returning at all (meaning he was flat-out ignoring me). Which I would know, of course, because I could see that he had read my message (that’s called a “read receipt”). – – Jessica Bennett, Bubbles carry a lot of weight, New York Times

What the ‘Someone Is Typing’ Bubbles in Messaging Apps Actually Mean

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