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The following quote was obtained by the news editors from the background information supplied by the inventors: "The disclosed embodiments generally relate to messaging systems, such as email systems, text-messaging systems or instant-messaging systems. More specifically, the disclosed embodiments relate to a messaging system that enables a user to save a message attachment to an online content management system.
"When a user receives a message, such as an email message or a text message, with an attachment, the user typically downloads the attachment to their computing device. However, in some situations, the user may simply want to add the attachment to their directory in a synched, online management system, such as the Dropbox.TM. service, which is offered by
In addition to the background information obtained for this patent application, VerticalNews journalists also obtained the inventors' summary information for this patent application: "The disclosed embodiments relate to a feature of a messaging system that improves the user experience by allowing a user to select one or more message attachments and have them directly added to their online content management system (for example, to their Dropbox.TM.). This feature can be integrated with the messaging-system client, even if the messaging-system client is a web-based or native client application. Moreover, a messaging-system client that incorporates this feature can reside on any type of computing device or computing system associated with the user.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE FIGURES
"FIG. 1 shows a content management environment that includes an online content management system in accordance with the disclosed embodiments.
"FIG. 2 presents a flow chart illustrating the message-attachment-saving process in accordance with the disclosed embodiments."
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