Today’s Parola del giorno is the noun la chattata, which means (internet) chat.
I encountered this word while talking with a friend of mine in Italy on Facebook messenger; we hadn’t talked in a while because of our busy schedules. I sent him a quick “hello” on Facebook, he responded, and we exchanged messages briefly. At the end of our discussion, he thanked me for la chattata.
The noun la chattata is a neologism or a new word or expression. In Italian, these new words and expressions are called neologismi.
When you’re chatting with a friend online, use the verb chattare. When you’re chatting with someone face to face, use the expression fare due (o quattro) chiacchiere or the verb chiacchierare to say you’re “chatting.”