Virtual assistant aided communication with 3rd party service in a communication session

  • US 10,356,243 B2
  • Filed: 01/11/2017
  • Issued: 07/16/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/05/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method comprising:

  • at a client device;

    receiving a message of a communication session from a first user of a plurality of users, wherein the message is transmitted during a conversation between the plurality of users;

    determining whether a virtual assistant is capable of facilitating a third party service associated with content of the message;

    in accordance with a determination that the virtual assistant is capable of facilitating the third party service associated with content of the message;

    displaying, in the communication session, a prompt associated with a user authentication procedure;

    receiving, from a second user of the plurality of users, user credentials;

    identifying data needed by a third party to provide the third party service;

    transmitting the data and user credentials to the third party;

    receiving a response message from the third party regarding the third party service; and

    displaying, in the communication session, information corresponding to the response message received from the third party regarding the third party service.

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