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1. (WO2016054562) EPHEMERAL MESSAGE GALLERIES

Pub. No.:    WO/2016/054562    International Application No.:    PCT/US2015/053811
Publication Date: Fri Apr 08 01:59:59 CEST 2016 International Filing Date: Sat Oct 03 01:59:59 CEST 2015
IPC: G06Q 50/00
G06F 21/62
Applicants: SNAP INC.
Inventors: ALLEN, Nicholas Richard
GIOVANNINI, Donald
LIN, Chia Yi
MURPHY, Robert Cornelius
SPIEGEL, Evan
Title: EPHEMERAL MESSAGE GALLERIES
Abstract:
An ephemeral gallery of ephemeral messages is provided. An ephemeral message comprising the media content such as photographic or video content is posted to the ephemeral gallery. The ephemeral message has an associated message duration parameter determining the duration for which the message is displayed on-screen during automated slide-show type viewing of the gallery, and has a gallery participation parameter indicating a time value for continued availability of the ephemeral message in the ephemeral gallery. The ephemeral gallery is eliminated from availability for viewing upon expiry of a gallery availability parameter. The gallery is in some embodiments eliminated at the expiry of a gallery timer or at the expiry of the gallery participation parameter of a last posted ephemeral message in the gallery, whichever is earliest.