Personalized emoticons based on the profile picture of users.
Users upload their profile pics for a few different expressions – happy, excited, sad, disappointed, angry etc.
Or a much better UX would be that the app uses image recognition and sophisticated image manipulation algorithms to produce a variety of expressions from a base image.
And now each time a user adds an emoticon along with their message, the relevant expression from that emoticon gets picked up and is applied to their profile photo.
For example, a message like this –
Can’t wait to see you
Turns into –
Now wouldn’t that be awesome!