Online photo sharing is a popular activity. However, users may share images via a photo sharing application or website, or via different messaging applications. When different users share photos with the same group via different mechanisms, the photos are not available to users in a single, convenient location. This disclosure describes a chat bot that can be invited to join a chat conversation conducted via different messaging applications. With user permission, the chat bot automatically retrieves images (photos and videos) shared in a messaging conversation and adds the images to a shared album or folder in a photo sharing application. Members of the conversation group are provided access to the shared album.
Loxton, David and Foerster, Jakob, "Automatic creation of photo albums from group conversations", Technical Disclosure Commons, (November 15, 2017)