Samsung SDS has been granted a patent for an announcement display method for instant messaging services. The method involves displaying an intro screen with a friend account list and fixedly displaying an announcement list of chat rooms the user belongs to. Users can interact with announcements by adding comments. GlobalData’s report on Samsung SDS gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on Samsung SDS, was a key innovation area identified from patents. Samsung SDS's grant share as of April 2024 was 48%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Display method for announcement list in instant messaging service

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Samsung SDS Co Ltd

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11949643B2) outlines an innovative announcement display method for an instant messaging service. The method involves displaying an intro screen with a friend account list separate from a chat room message screen. At the top of the intro screen, a fixed announcement list showcases announcements from chat rooms the user belongs to. Users can interact with these announcements by commenting on them, with the comments displayed in association with the announcement and participant accounts within the visibility range.

Furthermore, the patent details various features such as sorting announcements based on importance or user-designated rules, providing alarms for announcements, transmitting announcements via email, and displaying detailed views or chat rooms related to the announcements. Another aspect of the method involves displaying an announcement creation window within the intro screen, allowing users to create announcements visible to selected friend accounts. The patent also covers the display of announcements within chat rooms, with corresponding icons for easy identification, and the ability to switch chat rooms and view relevant announcements accordingly. Overall, the patent introduces a comprehensive approach to managing and interacting with announcements in instant messaging services, enhancing user engagement and communication within the platform.

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