I use chat programs and often confuse people when I say, "I spoke to…" or "I had a conversation with…" people, when they are remote. People think that I meant that I had a face-to-face or at least a verbal conversation with them. Has English solved this?
Is there a verb for text-based correspondence, that I can substitute for the phrases I normally use to indicate a conversation?
This question is somewhat similar to another question, but it does not really answer my question: "Talk with" vs "talk live with"