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Instant Messaging Clarification

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000012244D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Apr-22
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Apr-22

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a new way to manage instant message communications. Often during an instant messaging conversation one of the parties does not understand what the other is saying. Clarification of a particular message is needed. Currently, because of the serial nature of Instant Messaging, one has to retype or restate the message that is not clear. This takes time and can become even more confusing. It is proposed that the sender has the ability to go back and edit a previous instant message while the receiver can watch the editing happen in real time.