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SENDING CHAT MESSAGES TO NEW COLUMNS IN GROUP CHAT SESSIONS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000242061D
Publication Date: 2015-Jun-16
Document File: 4 page(s) / 31K

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Jaimin Kakadiya: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A method is provided for managing important messages during an instant messaging group chat session. The important message(s) may be copied into a new column to help individuals keep track of important messages.

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SENDING CHAT MESSAGES TO NEW COLUMNS IN GROUP CHAT SESSIONS

AUTHORS:

Jaimin Kakadiya Salini Kumar

CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.

ABSTRACT

    A method is provided for managing important messages during an instant messaging group chat session. The important message(s) may be copied into a new column to help individuals keep track of important messages.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

    Group chat or instant messaging sessions frequently have a large number of users discussing multiple distinct topics. When several topics are discussed during a group chat, keeping track of important messages becomes difficult.

    The solution provides a way to track important messages during group messaging sessions. By clicking on a button next to an important message, the message is copied into a new window, referred to as a "pericope window", and is displayed next to the main chat window. The button is referred to as a "pericope button". Accordingly, this solution allows a user to easily manage important messages, while the group chat session is in progress.

A pictorial representation of a group chat session is shown below in FIG. 1:

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FIG. 1

    In this figure, three group users are discussing a topic and one of the users, e.g., Ben, sends an important message to the other users. It is to be understood that there can be multiple important messages from the group session that need to be tracked.

    With the existing configuration, individuals need to scroll through the entire group chat session, reviewing each message of the session to identify the important messages, a process that is both time consuming and requires a great deal of effort. In addition, if important messages need to be accessed after a lengthy discussion, it becomes very difficult to scroll through the messages of the chat session, while the discussion is still happening.

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FIG. 2. shows an example of the method presented herein:

FIG. 2

    As shown in this figure, a user can select the pericope button to pericope the important message(s) into a new column. Thus, when an individual clicks the pericope button, the corresponding message gets copied into a new chat column, e.g., the "Pericope Column". Thus, important mess...