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Sharing Existing Instant Messaging Information When Inviting Others to Join on Going Chat Session

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000028572D
Original Publication Date: 2004-May-21
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-May-21
Document File: 2 page(s) / 48K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

A method that permits the requestor the ability pass to the invitee, along with the invitation, any or all of the existing information that the requestor can see. So that when invitee accept the invitation to joins the conference, they can see and/or scroll all the discussion and information that's available to the other participants.

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Sharing Existing Instant Messaging Information When Inviting Others to Join on Going Chat Session

When joining an instant message chat, meeting, chat conferences, (chats involving two or more participants) that has been active for some period of time, an invitee joining the chat session typically has no idea what is going on. Quite often someone has to copy and paste the prior discussion into the same conference, meeting window or open up a new window and paste the info to new invitee. These methods take time, can be confusing to all the participants, and are, in general, inconvenient.

A solution to this problem, which will avoid confusion and inconvenience, is a method which permits the requestor the ability to pass to the invitee, along with the invitation, any of all of the existing information that the requestor can see in the chat. When the invitee accepts the invitation to join the conference, they can see and/or scroll through all of the discussion and information that's available to other participants.

This invention is represented architecturally in the diagram below:

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