Network resource location linking and visual content sharing

  • US 10,474,321 B2
  • Filed: 11/30/2015
  • Issued: 11/12/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/30/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A computer implemented method, comprising:

  • accessing an image cache of a client device;

    causing presentation of an image of the image cache within a graphical user interface of a messaging application, the messaging application displaying a message thread on the client device;

    determining, at the client device, a set of search terms from the image of the image cache;

    based on the set of search terms, receiving a network location for a network resource associated with the image;

    based on receiving the network location, linking the network location to the image to generate a linked image, the generating of the linked image causing modification of the image to include a representation of the network location;

    detecting a user input, the user input triggering a selection mechanism within the graphical user interface of the messaging application to enable selection of the linked image;

    in response to the user input, causing presentation of the linked image within message content of a draft message within the graphical user interface, the presentation of the draft message proximate to display of the message thread;

    detecting selection of a message icon from the graphical user interface of the messaging application; and

    in response to selection of the message icon;

    displaying the message content within the message thread; and

    transmitting the message content to a recipient identified within the message application.

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