Systems, methods, and media for updating an instant messaging system

  • US 20060048061A1
  • Filed: 08/26/2004
  • Published: 03/02/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/26/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for updating an instant messaging system on a network, the method comprising:

  • receiving a request to configure a status indicator of the instant messaging system to an away status for a user of the instant messaging system, wherein the request to configure the status indicator includes an indication of an ‘

    away’

    message;

    setting the ‘

    away’

    message;

    transmitting an indication of the ‘

    away’

    message to an instant messaging system manager via a network;

    determining that a change in status has occurred; and

    automatically transmitting an indication of the change in status to the instant messaging system manager via the network.

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