Method and apparatus for displaying information during an instant messaging session

  • US 10,348,654 B2
  • Filed: 09/25/2017
  • Issued: 07/09/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/02/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An electronic device, comprising:

  • a display;

    one or more processors; and

    memory storing one or more programs configured to be executed by the one or more processors, the one or more programs including instructions for;

    displaying, on the display, a communication session window, the communication session window being configured to display a plurality of instant messages during an instant messaging session between a local participant and a plurality of remote participants, the communication session window having a first side and a second side, the first side being associated with the local participant and the second side being associated with the plurality of remote participants;

    receiving an instant message during the instant messaging session between the local participant and the plurality of remote participants;

    in response to receiving the instant message;

    in accordance with a determination that the received instant message is from the local participant, displaying, on the display, the received instant message on the first side of the communication session window, wherein the first side of the communication session window is selected by the electronic device as a location for displaying the received instant message based on the determination that the received instant message is from the local participant;

    in accordance with a determination that the received instant message is from a first remote participant of the plurality of remote participants, displaying, on the display, the received instant message on the second side of the communication session window, wherein the second side of the communication session window is selected by the electronic device as a location for displaying the received instant message based on the determination that the received instant message is from the first remote participant; and

    in accordance with a determination that the received instant message is from a second remote participant of the plurality of remote participants, displaying, on the display, the received instant message on the second side of the communication session window, wherein the second remote participant is different from the first remote participant, wherein the second side of the communication session window is selected by the electronic device as a location for displaying the received instant message based on the determination that the received instant message is from the second remote participant.

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