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Common Phrases List for More Efficient Instant Messaging

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000011382D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Feb-14
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Feb-14

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Disclosed is an idea for an enhancement to an instant messaging (IM) software application. In the IM chat window, the user is presented with a list of phrases commonly used in IM conversations. Instead of typing an oft-repeated phrases each time it is used in conversation, the user can simply click on the phrase and it will be automatically inserted into the chat window. The list of phrases can be static, user-definable, or automatically generated from observation of the user's IM activity.