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Techniques to visualize messaging flow

Techniques to visualize messaging flow are described. In one embodiment, an apparatus may comprise a messaging component operative to receive a message package at a client device, the message package comprising a primary message portion and a quoted message portion, the quoted message portion comprising a quoted message identifier; determine whether a quoted message store corresponding to the quoted message identifier is present on the client device; retrieve a primary message from the primary message portion; retrieve a quoted message based on the quoted message store where the quoted message store corresponding to the quoted message identifier is present on the client device; and retrieve the quoted message from the quoted message portion of the message package where the quoted message store corresponding to the quoted message identifier is not present on the client device. ... Whatsapp Inc

Techniques to reconfigure messaging clients during contact information changes

Techniques to reconfigure messaging clients during contact information changes are described. In one embodiment, an apparatus may comprise a messaging component operative to receive a contact phone number update at a messaging client on the client device from a messaging system, the contact phone number update associated with a contact with the messaging client, the contact phone number update comprising a previous phone number and an updated phone number; determine an existing message thread for the messaging client identified based on the previous phone number; and send a user message to the contact via the messaging system using the updated phone number as a destination address; and a user interface component operative to display a contact phone number change notification in the existing message thread; and receive the user message for the contact. ... Whatsapp Inc

Combined authentication and encryption

A system and methods are provided for establishing an authenticated and encrypted communication connection between two devices with at most two round-trip communications. During establishment of an initial authenticated, encrypted communication connection (or afterward), a first device (e.g., a server) provides the second device (e.g., a client) with a token (e.g., a challenge) that lives or persists beyond the current connection. ... Whatsapp Inc

Voice communications with real-time status notifications

A system, apparatus, graphical user interface and methods are provided for conducting electronic voice communications with status notifications. A user of a first portable device executing a communication application selects a multi-function control that automatically initiates an audio recording, which is automatically sent toward another participant of an active communication session when the control is released. ... Whatsapp Inc

System and method for facilitating payment for a third party's application subscription

A system, apparatus, and methods are provided for facilitating payment for a third party's use of an application by a current user. The current user, or payor, initiates the process within the application by selecting one or more recipients. ... Whatsapp Inc

Techniques to dynamically configure target bitrate for streaming network connections

Techniques to dynamically configure target bitrate for streaming network connections are described. An apparatus may comprise a streaming component operative to establish a streaming network connection with a second client device at a first client device; and a stream configuration component operative to determine inter-arrival rate information for the streaming network connection; provide the inter-arrival rate information to an inter-arrival rate analysis component; receive a preliminary target bitrate from the inter-arrival rate analysis component in response to providing the inter-arrival rate information to the inter-arrival rate analysis component; determine round-trip time information for the streaming network connection; determine an assigned target bitrate and a packet size setting for the streaming network connection based on the preliminary target bitrate and the round-trip time information; and configure the streaming component to perform the streaming network connection with the assigned target bitrate and the packet size setting. ... Whatsapp Inc

Techniques to provide relay server configuration for geographically disparate client devices

Techniques to provide relay server configuration for geographically disparate client devices are described. In one embodiment, an apparatus may comprise a client front-end component operative to receive a relay system request at a relay initiation server, the relay system request for a first client device and a second client device; and transmit a relay system address list in response to the relay system request; and a relay system selection component operative to determine a first service area for the first client device; determine a second service area for the second client device; and retrieve the relay system address list based on the first service area and the second service area, the relay system address list comprising a plurality of selected relay system network addresses for a plurality of selected relay systems of a plurality of relay systems. ... Whatsapp Inc

Techniques to perform the dynamic configuration of load-balanced relay operations

Techniques to perform the dynamic configuration of load-balanced relay operations are described. In one embodiment, an apparatus may comprise a first load balancer component, a second load balancer component, a first relay server component, a second relay server component, and a persistent shared-memory storage component. ... Whatsapp Inc

Mobile device status and notification

Aspects of the present invention confirm that a phone number is associated with a particular phone. The phone number is confirmed to be associated with the phone by causing the phone to transmit a verification message addressed to that phone number. ... Whatsapp Inc

Synthetic communication network method and system

Methods and systems for registering a phone device on a synthetic communication network are described. One implementation receives a request to connect the phone device to a synthetic communication network that transmits messages over a data network using one or more phone numbers from a voice network. ... Whatsapp Inc

Techniques to detect and react to proxy interference

Techniques to detect and react to proxy interference are described. In one embodiment, an apparatus may comprise a first network protocol component operative to receive a first network connection initiation attempt from a client at a server; determine that the first network connection initiation attempt is malformed; extract a cookie from the first network connection initiation attempt, the cookie comprising a client identifier; a client record component operative to record a malformed network connection initiation record in response to determining that the first network connection initiation attempt is malformed; and a second network protocol component operative to receive a second network connection initiation attempt from the client at the server; extract the cookie from the second network connection initiation attempt; and transmit a malformed network connection message to the client based on the malformed network connection initiation record. ... Whatsapp Inc

Techniques to configure device display

Techniques to configure device display are described. In one embodiment, an apparatus may comprise an image display routine operative to receive an image on a device, the device comprising a display device; receive a text segment on the device; and display a combined text segment image display; a color configuration routine operative to determine a background contrast color; and determine a background blend color based on the image; and a mixing routine operative to generate a color mixing gradient based on the background contrast color and the background blend color; and generate the combined text segment image display by positioning the text segment in a text segment display area of a mixed gradient overlay of the color mixing gradient on the image. ... Whatsapp Inc

Techniques to dynamically engage echo cancellation

Techniques to dynamically engage echo cancellation are described. In one embodiment, an apparatus may comprise a streaming component operative to establish a audio connection between the first client device and a second client device via the network interface controller; and receive a far-end audio stream at the first client device from the second client device via the audio connection; an audio capture component operative to capture a near-end audio stream at the first client device; and an echo processing component operative to compare the near-end audio stream and the far-end audio stream to determine whether a far-end echo is present in the near-end audio stream; and use an echo-cancellation module at the first client device where the far-end echo is present in the near-end audio stream. ... Whatsapp Inc

Relaying mobile communications

A system, method and apparatus for relaying mobile communications is provided. The system hosts a communication application operated by mobile communication devices. ... Whatsapp Inc

03/23/17 / #20170086250

Techniques to dynamically configure jitter buffer sizing

Techniques to dynamically configure jitter buffer sizing are described. In one embodiment, an apparatus may comprise a streaming component operative to perform a streaming network connection for a media stream; a media playback component operative to playback the media stream; and a media buffer component operative to maintain a jitter buffer for a streaming network connection on a client device; generate a media frame distribution based on at least one of media frame retrieval from the jitter buffer by the media playback component and media frame addition to the jitter buffer by the streaming component; determine a jitter buffer target size based on the media frame distribution; and apply the jitter buffer target size to the maintaining of the jitter buffer for the streaming network connection. ... Whatsapp Inc

03/23/17 / #20170085420

Techniques to dynamically configure target bitrate for streaming network connections

Techniques to dynamically configure target bitrate for streaming network connections are described. An apparatus may comprise a streaming component operative to establish a streaming network connection with a second client device at a first client device; and a stream configuration component operative to determine inter-arrival rate information for the streaming network connection; provide the inter-arrival rate information to an inter-arrival rate analysis component; receive a preliminary target bitrate from the inter-arrival rate analysis component in response to providing the inter-arrival rate information to the inter-arrival rate analysis component; determine round-trip time information for the streaming network connection; determine an assigned target bitrate and a packet size setting for the streaming network connection based on the preliminary target bitrate and the round-trip time information; and configure the streaming component to perform the streaming network connection with the assigned target bitrate and the packet size setting. ... Whatsapp Inc

03/16/17 / #20170078240

Techniques to select and configure media for media messaging

Techniques to select and configure media for media messaging using an adaptive selection interface are described. In one embodiment, for example, an apparatus may comprise a user interface component operative to receive a control activation for an image inclusion control; instantiate a hybrid image inclusion interface, the hybrid image inclusion interface comprising at least an image capture interface portion and an image repository interface portion; receive an interface activation for one of the image capture interface portion and the image repository interface portion; transition the image capture interface portion to a full-screen image capture interface where the interface activation is for the image capture interface portion; and transition the image repository interface portion to an expanded image repository interface where the interface activation is for the image repository interface portion. ... Whatsapp Inc

02/02/17 / #20170034106

Automated message recall from a sender's device

A system, apparatus, and methods are provided for supporting automated recall of a message (e.g., a chat message) from an originator's device, or at least media that accompanied the message. An original message may convey one or more media files that are temporarily stored on a system or apparatus that hosts the communication application used to create, send, and receive messages. ... Whatsapp Inc

01/19/17 / #20170019484

System and method for aggregating communication connections

A system and methods are provided for aggregating communication connections. Multiple users connect to a system (e.g., a web-based system) that hosts an application or service for exchanging communications. ... Whatsapp Inc

01/05/17 / #20170006577

Dynamic muting of communication notifications

A system and methods are provided for dynamically muting or suppressing notifications of new communications. When a new communication is received for a user of a communication device (e.g., a mobile telephone, a computer) while notifications are muted, no notification may be issued to the user or, alternatively, a muted notification that differs from a normal notification may be issued. ... Whatsapp Inc








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