Facebook, Inc. (Menlo Park, CA)
These days, people typically use computing devices (or systems) for a myriad of purposes. For instance, they are able to communicate with one another as well as share and access content on their computers. In some cases, a usercan utilize his or her computer to access a social networking system (or service). The user is able to provide, post, share, and browse various types of content, including status updates, photos audios, videos or articles as well as URLs through the socialnetworking system.
Different embodiments of the present disclosure can include techniques, systems, and non-transitory computer readable media configured to provide one or more candidate stickers by way of a display screen on an electronic device. A determination can bemade that the user has picked the first sticker from several candidate stickers. The first sticker as a graphic overlay inside the content item. The first sticker can reference the original content.
In one example, the initial sticker is a music-themed sticker and the content is audio.
In a particular embodiment, the first music sticker could be made available in response to audio content played on the computer.
An example can offer the first music-themed sticker based on a list popular songs.
In an embodiment, the list of songs that are popular is retrieved from at least one third-party content service via one or more publicly available APIs. (APIs).
A search query can lead to the release of the first music-related sticker.
An embodiment of the visual overlay is that it contains content that visually represents the first content.
An embodiment contains at least one artist, album, song, or other audio or video content.
The embodiment permits the first sticker to play the initial content.
A method allows users to choose the first sticker that will download the contents.
You should realize that there are numerous other aspects, applications and implementations of the disclosed technology. They are shown in the accompanying drawings as well as the full description. You can use the disclosed technology in various ways, such as oral and/or alternative methods of implementation.Click here to view the patent on USPTO website.
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