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Why FaceApp is trending

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From the last few days, the face app is trending worldwide, it’s likely possible that you may have seen some pictures of your friends in which they look very aged, that is done by an application named FaceApp.

FaceApp
FaceApp

This Faceapp is not new in the market, it is available on play store since 2017 but it caught everybody’s eye when they launched their new feature which turns your picture into your old age on the bases of AI technology.

Some days ago, after the launch of this new feature, a lot of celebrities, as well as people on social media, started converting their pictures into old age and posted them on Instagram, Facebook and everywhere.

Drake applied aging filter and posted on his Instagram:

This lead to a new trend and more and more people started downloading this application and in a very few days, this application reached 100M+ downloads on play store and the number is increasing continuously.

How does it work?

By using artificial intelligence, this application works on your picture and convert your picture according to the filter you have chosen. There are other filters available in the app expect than an aging feature but the reason for the popularity of this app was due to its aging feature that recently caught everybody’s eye.

Who made this App?

This application and all its filters are made by “Wireless Lab”, a Russian based small company.

Security Issues that come with this App:

Be aware! This app can use your pictures in an unexpected way as well. You may just enjoy creating your funny pictures but there are a lot of security concerns that came up with the popularity of this app.

When you download this application you are giving them permission to your pictures and other personal information and when you upload your picture from your device to that application, they store it on the cloud storage as well. Once you upload the picture on this app, now they own your picture and they can use it for what purpose they want.

When User installs the application they agree with their policy that  “to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, publicly perform and display your User Content and any name, username or likeness provided in connection with your User Content in all media formats and channels now known or later developed.”

How accurate results are?

You may be wondering, how accurately this app works for different faces, in some cases it is nearly accurate but not for everybody. This app is used on some very old pictures of the celebrities and in some cases it proved to be nearly accurate. Have a Look:

Sir Ian McKellen:

Morgan Freeman

Dame Judi Dench:

Still, it does not necessarily mean that this app will correctly predict, how you will look alike in your old age. Results are all based on AI technology that is used in this application.

Overall this app is great for fun but doesn’t take it too seriously, it is just for Fun and its trending as well. Another PRO version of this application is available for which you need to pay some money to unlock the new features. There are some security concerns made about this app but it doesn’t mean that they are going to use all that huge amount of data for some purpose or they gonna sell it but who knows.

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