If you are a Windows Live Messenger user – you’ll probably find this to be a fun feature to muck around with. I sure did!
So here’s how it works – step by step. Only took me a few minutes.
For this to work, you must have a webcam installed before putting the following steps into practice.
See how the “Default” box is darkened, that means it’s the one you’re currently looking through where you can see yourself! Take some time to see how you want your “Default” picture to look, when you’re happy with your positioning, select “Take a picture” (that option is to the right of where you can see yourself onscreen).
Once it’s taken, if you’re happy with it, select the box above the smiley face and do the same process of taking your smiling picture, and go on to do your winking photo, cool dude and sad faced smiley's.
For those of you out there who are highly self-conscious, and therefore
strongly dislike photos of yourself… this feature really isn’t for you =)
Select “OK” and they’ll just work automatically whenever you smile, wink, sunnies/cool dude, or sad face anyone using emoticons in your Windows Live Messenger. If you don’t like the photos, you can re-take them. But as far as I can see, you can’t just re-take one photo, you’ve gotta re-take all of them if you want to change one.. which is a bit of a pain! Also, any time you get over using them, or you just don’t like this feature from the start, you can simply change your display picture to whatever you want and it’ll go back to normal.