Portable electronic device for instant messaging

  • US 9,600,174 B2
  • Filed: 12/08/2015
  • Issued: 03/21/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/06/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method comprising:

  • at a portable electronic device with a touch screen display;

    displaying a list representing a plurality of instant message conversations on the touch screen display, wherein the list representing the plurality of instant message conversations includes;

    a representation of a first instant message conversation, the first instant message conversation including a first plurality of instant messages exchanged between a user of the device and a first person; and

    a representation of a second instant message conversation, the second instant message conversation including a second plurality of instant messages exchanged between the user of the device and a second person;

    while continuing to display the list representing the plurality of instant message conversations;

    detecting a first gesture on the touch screen display, wherein the first gesture is a scrolling gesture;

    in response to detecting the first gesture, scrolling the list representing the plurality of instant message conversations in accordance with a direction of the first gesture, including;

    moving the representation of the first instant message conversation in a respective direction on the touch screen display that is selected based on the direction of the first gesture; and

    moving the representation of the second instant message conversation in the same respective direction on the touch screen display; and

    after scrolling the list representing the plurality of instant message conversations in accordance with a direction of the first gesture, detecting a second gesture on the touch screen display, wherein the second gesture is different from the first gesture;

    in response to detecting the second gesture on the touch screen display, entering a deletion mode; and

    while in the deletion mode;

    displaying a selection icon adjacent to a plurality of representations of instant message conversations in the list representing the plurality of instant message conversations;

    detecting a first user selection of a representation of an instant message conversation; and

    in response to detecting the first user selection of the representation of the instant message conversation, modifying a selection icon adjacent to the selected representation of the instant message conversation to indicate selection of the instant message conversation for deletion.

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