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Prioritization of messages within a message collection

In some embodiments, a computer implemented method of processing messages may include receiving priority information from at least one sponsor, the priority information to be used in determining a priority of one or more messages received from a plurality user devices, creating a message collection using a plurality of messages received from the plurality of user devices, and prioritizing at least one message in the message collection according to the received priority information.. . ... Snapchat Inc

Deriving audiences through filter activity

Systems and methods are described for an audience derivation system to build user profiles based on user interactions with distributed media content, such as filters. The audience derivation system may be or include any instrumentality or aggregate of instrumentalities operable to compute, process, store, display, generate, communicate, or apply various forms of data for user profile building, audience derivation, control, or other purposes.. ... Snapchat Inc

Real time painting of a video stream

Systems, devices, media, and methods are presented for generating graphical representations within frames of a video stream in real time. The systems and methods receive a frames depicting a portion of a face, identify user input, identify positions on the portion of the face corresponding to the user input. ... Snapchat Inc

Systems and methods for processing and formatting video for interactive presentation

Systems and methods are described for receiving, at a computing device, a plurality of video sources related to an event. For each video source of the plurality of video sources, the systems and methods further provide for analyzing, by the computing device, the video source of the plurality of video sources to determine a device orientation to associate with the video source, associating, by the computing device, the device orientation with the video source, and storing, by the computing device, the video source and the associated device orientation.. ... Snapchat Inc

Systems and methods for processing and formatting video for interactive presentation

Systems and methods are described for receiving, at a computing device, a video comprising a plurality of frames and determining, by the computing device, that vertical cropping should be performed for the video. For each frame of the plurality of frames, the computing device processes the video by analyzing the frame to determine a region of interest in the frame, wherein the frame is a first frame, cropping the first frame based on the region of interest in the frame to produce a vertically cropped frame for the video, determining a second frame immediately preceding the first frame, and smoothing a trajectory from the second frame to the vertically cropped frame. ... Snapchat Inc

Avatar based ideogram generation

Systems, devices, media, and methods are presented for generating ideograms from a set of images received in an image stream. The systems and methods detect at least a portion of a face within the image and identify a set of facial landmarks within the portion of the face. ... Snapchat Inc

Object modeling and replacement in a video stream

Systems, devices, and methods are presented for segmenting an image of a video stream with a client device by receiving one or more images depicting an object of interest and determining pixels within the one or more images corresponding to the object of interest. The systems, devices, and methods identify a position of a portion of the object of interest and determine a direction for the portion of the object of interest. ... Snapchat Inc

System to track engagement of media items

An engagement tracking system monitors user interactions with media items to calculate an engagement score of the media item. The engagement tracking system may be or include a group of one or more server machines configured to detect an exposure of a client device to a media item maintained by the engagement tracking system. ... Snapchat Inc

Ephemeral gallery of ephemeral messages

A server maintains a gallery of ephemeral messages. Each ephemeral message is posted to the gallery by a user for viewing by recipients via recipient devices. ... Snapchat Inc

Methods and systems for presentation of media collections with automated advertising

Systems, devices, media, instructions, and methods are provided for presentation of media collections with automated advertising. In one embodiment, display time data associated for a first plurality of content elements and a first advertising element as displayed on a first device are used in adjusting a presentation order for a second content collection comprising a second plurality of content elements and at least a second advertising element, where a placement of the second advertising element within the presentation order is based on the display time data. ... Snapchat Inc

Application control using a gesture based trigger

Systems and methods for control of application actions using a modification trigger to visually modify an electronic document are disclosed. A computing device, such as a mobile computing device having a touchscreen display, can display an electronic document having a first portion and a second portion. ... Snapchat Inc

Messaging achievement pictograph display system

Systems and methods for causing display of a messaging achievement pictograph based on messaging activity are provided. In some example embodiments, a message activity communication is received by a messaging activity service from a client device, the messaging active communication causing and adjustment to a message activity score and the message activity score transgressing a first threshold activity score. ... Snapchat Inc

Content collection navigation and autoforwarding

Systems and methods for communicating and displaying collections of image and video clip content are described. In one example embodiment, a device receives interface information about a group of content collections from a server computer system. ... Snapchat Inc

Automated avatar generation

Systems, devices, media, and methods are presented for generating facial representations using image segmentation with a client device. The systems and methods receive an image depicting a face, detect at least a portion of the face within the image, and identify a set of facial landmarks within the portion of the face. ... Snapchat Inc

09/14/17 / #20170264817

Automated adjustment of digital image capture parameters

A portable electronic device with image capturing capabilities automatically or semi-automatically adjusts one or more image capturing parameters based on an input attribute of user engagement with a single-action haptic input mechanism. For example, the duration for which a single-action control button carried on a frame of the device is pressed automatically determines an image stabilization mode for on-board processing of captured image data. ... Snapchat Inc

09/14/17 / #20170264578

Methods and systems for generation, curation, and presentation of media collections

Systems and methods are provided for receiving, at a first computing device, a request from a user to activate a new media collection, sending, by the first computing device, the request to a server computer for activation of the new media collection, receiving, by the first computing device, confirmation that the new media collection was activated, receiving, at the first computing device, a plurality of content messages associated with the new media collection, receiving, at the first computing device, from the user, a selection of the plurality of content messages to be included in the new media collection, sending, to the server computer, an indication of the selection of the content messages to be included in the new media collection, wherein the server computer causes the selection of content messages to be included in the new media collection and displayed in response to a request from at least a second computing device to view the new media collection.. . ... Snapchat Inc

09/14/17 / #20170263030

Methods and systems for generation, curation, and presentation of media collections

Systems and methods are provided for receiving, at a server computer, a plurality of content messages from a plurality of content sources, each content message comprising media content, for each of the plurality of content messages received, associating the media content with a predetermined media collection, and storing the content message in a database. The system and methods further providing for causing the plurality of content messages to be displayed on an operator device with other content messages associated with the media collection, determining that a predetermined trigger related to the media collection has been activated, updating an identifier of the media collection from a first indicator to a second indicator indicating an action needs to be taken on the media collection, and causing the updated identifier with the second indicator to be displayed on an operator device.. ... Snapchat Inc

09/14/17 / #20170263029

Method and system for providing context relevant media augmentation

Systems and methods are presented that provide for receiving, at a server computer, a content item from a client device, determining, by the server computer, that a characteristic of the content item matches a trigger for a media overlay, generating, by the server computer, a media overlay associated with the characteristic of the content item, and providing, by the server computer, the media overlay to the client device wherein the media overlay is displayed on a user interface of the client device.. . ... Snapchat Inc

09/14/17 / #20170262994

Image segmentation and modification of a video stream

Systems, devices, media, and methods are presented for segmenting an image of a video stream with a client device, identifying an area of interest, generating a modified area of interest within one or more image, identifying a first set of pixels and a second set of pixels, and modifying a color value for the first set of pixels.. . ... Snapchat Inc

09/14/17 / #20170262139

Network resource location linking and visual content sharing

Systems, devices, media, and methods are presented for transmitting shared visual content between networked devices with a linked source for the visual content by accessing and presenting visual content, receiving a network location for a network resource associated with the visual content, linking the network location to the visual content to generate linked visual content, and cause presentation of the linked visual content in a draft message within a graphical user interface.. . ... Snapchat Inc

08/31/17 / #20170249306

Methods and systems for generation, curation, and presentation of media collections

Systems and methods are provided for receiving, at a server computer, a plurality of content messages from a plurality of content sources, each content message comprising media content and associated with a predetermined media collection, for each of the plurality of content messages received, analyzing each of the plurality of content messages to determine a quality score for each of the plurality of content messages, and storing each of the plurality of content messages in a database along with the quality score for each of the plurality of content messages. The systems and methods further provided for receiving, from an operator device, a threshold percentage for the media collection, determining a subset of the plurality of content messages associated with the media collection to be made available to the operator device based on the threshold percentage received from the operator device and the quality score for each of the plurality of content messages, and causing only the subset of the plurality of content messages associated with media collection to be displayed on the operator device for the media collection.. ... Snapchat Inc

08/31/17 / #20170248801

Heat sink configuration for wearable electronic device

Apparatuses, systems for electronic wearable devices such as smart glasses are described. According to one embodiment, the wearable device can include an eyewear body, onboard electronic components, and a core wire. ... Snapchat Inc

08/31/17 / #20170248799

Wearable electronic device with articulated joint

Apparatuses, systems for electronic wearable devices such as smart glasses are described. The wearable device can comprise a frame, an elongate temple and an articulated joint. ... Snapchat Inc

06/29/17 / #20170187672

Message delivery in messaging networks

In response to receipt of a request message from a requester, a reply message is created. The reply message includes a message identifier of the request message copied from the received request message. ... Snapchat Inc

06/08/17 / #20170161382

System to correlate video data and contextual data

In some embodiments, a method of processing image data may include receiving environmental data and associated capture time data from a sensor of a mobile computing device, the capture time data reflecting capture time of the environmental data; processing the environmental data to generate metadata; time stamping the metadata using the capture time data; receiving video data and video time data at a processor; correlating the metadata to the video data using the capture time data and the video time data; receiving a search query; and/or identifying a frame within the video data by performing a search of the metadata using the search criterion.. . ... Snapchat Inc

05/04/17 / #20170124713

Image based tracking in augmented reality systems

Systems and methods for image based location estimation are described. In one example embodiment, a first positioning system is used to generate a first position estimate. ... Snapchat Inc

01/19/17 / #20170019446

Dynamically adaptive media content delivery

Media content delivery method and systems are provided for transmitting media content to a mobile client device in a format automatically selected from alternative versions of the media content based on one or more dynamically variable resource parameters. The variable resource parameters can include historical device and/or network performance corresponding to one or more current attributes applicable to a request for media content delivery from the mobile client device, such as a current location of the device and/or a time value for the requested media content delivery. ... Snapchat Inc








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