Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC (Redmond, WA)

A computer system receives instructions to start audio presentations of electronic communication for the receiver, and creates an audio presentation that responds to the instructions. The audio presentation consists of an initial portion , which includes an outline of the presentation route as well as a later portion that includes audible output of text content from a variety of unreviewed electronic communications for the recipient. The roadmap for the presentation outlines the time frame it is expected to take to deliver the subsequent portion of the audio presentation.

Communication networks allow for a wide array of electronic communications among users. Electronic communications that are based on text can be in a variety of types, including emails, text/SMS messages real-time/instant messages, multimediamessages, social messaging, messages in multiplayer video games, and more. These electronic messages can be read and typed by individuals using personal electronic devices including mobile phones and desktop computers.

The purpose of this Summary is to present a variety of concepts in a simple format that is further explained below in the Detailed Description. This Summary is not intended to identify the key features or essential features of claims subject matter. This Summary is not designed to restrict the claimed subject matter. The subject matter claimed doesn’t contain any implementations that remove all or some of the disadvantages described in this disclosure.

In an example, a computing system receives an instruction for initiating an the presentation of audio files of electronic messages for a user and then outputs an audio presentation responsive to the request. A first part of the presentation comprises an outline of the presentation, and the second part contains text output that is audible from a plurality non-reviewed electronic communications. The presentation road map indicates an estimated time for the following portion of the audio-based presentation.

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