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Apparatus to facilitate different customized contexts to different type of user / group in instant messenger.

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000240295D
Publication Date: 2015-Jan-21
Document File: 3 page(s) / 89K

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Apparatus to facilitate different customized contexts to different type of user / group in instant messenger.

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Apparatus to facilitate different customized contexts to different type of user / group in instant messenger.

Instant messengers [IM] of the present age, provide a facility to allow users [ privileged users] to chat even if the status of the user is 'Busy' or 'Do not Disturb'. For the end user, it is not possible, looking at the IM contact list windows, to identify privileged users. Additionally the IM allows setting different status context to different user /s. It becomes necessary to know the status context that is currently set for users in the IM contact list. There is no such status context information available on the UI of the IM.

Disclosed is a manner for providing an advanced UI presentation to know the status context information for the logged in user. The mechanism shows iconic presentation of status context in such way that the logged in user can understand / know the status context of each user in its IM contact list. Following snapshot is a possible UI presentation when additional status context icon is displayed for the logged in user.

The above snapshot is IM contact list windows for logged in user 'TestUser'. TestUser has set the status as DND as default [ check the top left corner of the snapshot above]. The TestUser has set different context for different users like User1, User2 etc. Here the TestUser can see corresponding context for different users in separate column. The meaning of additional icon in different users is as follows.

:- Test...