Technologies for following participants in a video conference

  • US 9,942,519 B1
  • Filed: 02/21/2017
  • Issued: 04/10/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/21/2017
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method comprising:

  • generating a graphical interface for an electronic conference comprising a group of participants, the graphical interface displaying an active participant in a first display region and a panel of respective graphical participant representations in a second display region, the panel having a length based on a number of the graphical participant representations;

    receiving an input via the graphical interface, the input requesting to move at least one of the respective graphical participant representations out of the panel in the second display region to a location in the first display region of the graphical interface thereby reducing the length of the panel; and

    based on the input, updating the graphical interface to display the at least one of the respective graphical participant representations in the first display region and to remove the at least one of the graphical participant representations from the panel;

    wherein when the panel length is longer than the second display region only a portion of the panel is displayable in the second display region, and the panel is moveable to adjust the portion; and

    wherein when the panel is moved, the movement does not affect a position of the at least one of the graphical participant representations that was removed from the second display region and is being displayed in the first display region.

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