Method and device for sending emoticons

  • US 10,554,600 B2
  • Filed: 06/01/2016
  • Issued: 02/04/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/17/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method for sending emoticons in a chat application by a first client device, comprising:

  • displaying a chat interface of the chat application;

    receiving a message from a second client device containing an emoticon and displaying the message in the chat interface; and

    upon determining that the emoticon displayed in the chat interface is clicked by a user of the first client device;

    requesting, from an emoticon server, to download an emoticon pack of a plurality of emoticons including the emoticon and other emoticons associated with the emoticon;

    receiving the emoticon pack from the emoticon server, and;

    incorporating the emoticon pack with the chat application for sending messages with emoticons from the emoticon pack.

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