The photo app FaceApp can make you younger, older or female. You can also conjure up a smile in your face with a few clicks on desolate faces. You do not have to do more than take a selfie and choose the style you want.
The App FaceApp works quite simply: You take a picture of yourself or choose a photo with a face from your gallery, tap the style you want and you look accordingly. The app uses artificial intelligence to analyze your facial features and apply the selected filter accordingly.
There are a total of seven styles to choose from, including Smile 1, Smile 2, Pretty, Old, Young, Female and Male. In addition to a single image, you can also put together two or four images to a collage. To remove the ad and the watermark, you can buy the Pro version of the app.
The app “FaceApp” is a fun app for in between. The software guarantees laugh and fun in the office everyday life. The results are surprisingly good and should – if used correctly – confuse one or the other acquaintances. However, we would have liked an offline feature and more styles to choose from.
But the biggest flaws are in the area of data protection. The application stores your images and reserves the right to edit and publish them. In addition, the app collects extensive information about your surfing behavior. If you want to protect your personal information, you should avoid this app.
Similar programs of this kind, which also do without internet connection, can be found in our download section Filters and effects for pictures . We also show you which programs you can surf the Internet anonymously and safely.
Who is behind FaceApp?
Only the hype, now the warning against data protection flaws – FaceApp with the pictures of aged celebs makes headlines worldwide. But who is behind it and how safe is the app?
Aged faces, a new hairstyle or a different gender – FaceApp effortlessly manipulates photos for the enjoyment of many users worldwide. Enthusiasm about the ability of artificial intelligence to change faces lifelike is great.
But as soon as the hype in the social networks reaches a climax, warning voices are raised: Important personal data could fall into the wrong hands, warned the Federal Data Protection Commissioner .
Worrying are the spongy conditions of use and that little is known about who is behind the app and what data is collected in the use. He called the competent data protection authorities to investigate. If the questions on data usage were not answered according to European data protection law, FaceApp was “not legal”.
Democratic US Senator Chuck Schumer calls for a review of the app on privacy and security risks by the FBI and the consumer protection agency FTC. He feared that foreign governments could access the data. The National Committee of the Democratic Party (DNC) recommended that its campaigners delete the app immediately.