FaceApp for Android and iOS is currently the most popular app in the world. The free app manipulates selfies with artificial intelligence. So you can travel through time and see your future self or try out exciting styles.
In the Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store, the app is currently number 1 in the download charts. With FaceApp , you can put different filters over your portrait shots. The camera app for Android and for iOS then transforms your portrait in different ways. You can age yourself, undergo a makeover – or see what kind of figure you would make as a woman or man. The results are one thing above all: extremely entertaining.
However, if you want to use all features, you have to dig deep into your pocket. Because only the Pro version offers you all filters for retouching and applying makeup. Also future filter updates and the removal of watermarks are only available in the paid version. And this costs a one-off 50 dollars per year as a subscription.
You can also use FaceApp in the free version, financed by advertising and with limited functionality.
FaceApp: data protection
Before using FaceApp , however, you should note one thing. Your recordings are not processed locally, but are first downloaded to the manufacturer’s server. And very little information about the developers of “Wireless Lab OOO” can be found on the App Store. It is therefore not clear what exactly happens to your photos after they have been uploaded.
To manipulate your own face with FaceApp, you first have to take a selfie. Alternatively, you can take a photo from your gallery. According to the manufacturer, an artificial intelligence, i.e. an intelligent filter, is used for the face transformation, which recognizes your facial features and alienates them accordingly. Filters are available in the categories smile, age, beards, hair colors, hairstyles, gender and glasses.
The gender transformation in particular provides very funny results. If you’ve ever wondered what you would look like in the opposite sex, FaceApp will give you an, well, interesting answer. The “smile” is also very successful. With this filter function you can transform the bearish picture into a friendly grinning face.