What happens when you view your old group pictures that you once clicked with your friends those are now living in different cities?
Yes, it makes the nostalgic emotions to flow like water from a cascade. You can’t stop it. You have spent a part of your life with them and it’s quite natural.
These memories trigger you to contact them and after that you follow a sequence that uses to be like – minimizing the pic – browsing the phonebook – searching and finding the contact – and calling or sending a text.
After reading a patent filed by LG we find that LG wants to make this process shorter and want you to connect with your friends right away after seeing their pics.
The patent application says that LG may introduce a new group call app in their android smartphones that will let you to connect with your friends by using their images.
This means that when you will see a group picture of your friends you won’t be searching their contact numbers in your phonebook to call them.
Apart from that, you can even do group chat by using a group image of your friends.
We also believe that his new app of LG is going to create a buzz in corporate world. Businesses can use this app to connect with their clients by just using their images. Connecting with clients via a conference call is going to be a complete fun.
Now you may be wondering that how LG will be doing this? Below we have a crisp description of the filed patent application to satiate your curiosity.
How LG’s Group calling App works
To enjoy the feature of this app, first of all you have to use a contact image for your contacts. Because this app works on face recognition techniques and hence having a profile image for every contact is must.
While browsing images or when you will select an image for group chat, the application will recognize the faces that are present in the image and will search your phonebook to retrieve their contact information and will perform a group call or group chat for you.
The patent application mentions that faces of the speakers will be highlighted while performing a group call. This will avoid the confusion about who is currently speaking.
Moreover, this feature will be helpful for businesses because in corporate world, sometimes you don’t know who is speaking as you don’t recognize voices of the callers.
Other cool features
The app will let you to start a separate text chat with a particular person along with a conference call. An icon will be displayed near every face and you can click on these icons to start a separate text chat.
In corporate conference calls, one can use it to send details of a product, pricing list and the like.
It can happen that a friend of yours is present in the group image; however, you don’t have his contact number saved in your phone book.
In such a scenario, the group calling app by LG can help you to get the contact information of your friend.
The app sends an email or drops a message on Facebook’s inbox of other friends present in that image along with the image of the friend whose contact number is missing from your phonebook.