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A method to insert messages in group chat history

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000243990D
Publication Date: 2015-Nov-04
Document File: 9 page(s) / 236K

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Abstract

Chat messages of instant group chat are often dispersed, so it's hard for a group chat participant to reply to certain messages long time ago as new messages keep flowing in. This disclosure proposes a method that allows group chat participants to insert messages in chat history and informs all the group chat participants about the newly inserted messages.

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A method to insert messages in group chat history

Instant group chat applications are becoming more and more popular nowadays. However, the chat messages are often dispersed and it's hard to trace back to a certain message to reply. In other words, it's inconvenient for a group chat participant to reply to certain messages long time ago as new messages keep flowing in.

This disclosure proposes a method that allows group chat participants to insert messages in chat history and informs all the group chat participants about the newly inserted messages by a red dotted bar. The advantages of this disclosure are as follows:

1. Group chat participants can reply to or comment on any chat messages wherever needed. They don't need to check new group chat messages frequently to avoid missing some important messages or discussions.

2. It is very convenient for group chat participants to view the newly inserted messages by clicking the red dots on the sidebar .

3. Allowing inserting messages in the chat history makes the chat more effective and fluent.

This disclosure is implemented by two parts:

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111::: Insert messages in the chat history

Insert messages in the chat history

As shown in Fig. 1, there are 5 participants in this chat group, and 4 of them once discussed about the annual party. Fig. 1 Screen shots of a group chat

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The 5th participant, Miya, didn't notice these messages until some time later when the discussion was over. However, she has different opinions on the time and site of the ann...