Old age will always come for us one day, but it seems to have come quicker in the past few days.
If you must have noticed, our social media has been flooded with people posting pictures of their old selves. Even if time travel has not been discovered, it is the work of an app called Faceapp.
Faceapp is a photo editing app, but the feature that has caught people’s eye is the old age filter.
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In this post, I’m going to walk you through the process of creating your own old face so you can join the #faceappchallenge and I’ll also tell you why I decided to stop using the app.
What is Faceapp?
FaceApp is a photo editing app that uses AI ( Artificial intelligence ) facial recognition tool. After processing an image, the app generates older, younger or oddly-realistic versions of your face.
If grey hair and wrinkles don’t entertain you, you can also use FaceApp to discover what you’d look like with bangs, a different hair color, a full face of makeup, and glasses.
What is Faceapp challenge A.K.A #faceappchallenge
FaceApp has been around for a while, but it just started making waves on social media. Civilians and celebrities alike are using FaceApp to make alternate images of themselves for a good laugh. We’ll admit, the results are pretty amusing.
How to use Faceapp for the #faceappchallenge
- Download FaceApp from Google Play store. Open it, then decline the subscription offer to use the free trial.
- Tap the “Allow access” button, then enable access to your photos and storage.
- Take a selfie, or choose a photo in your gallery, then tap to use, and navigate the filter menu. Select “Age,” then select “Old.”
- Save and share to social media with #FaceAppChallenge to see what your friends think!
What to do if it shows you ”something went wrong”
Some people complain that it shows them an error message – ”something went wrong”.
To solve this problem:
- Go to Playstore and download Turbo VPN.
- After installing, open the app and click I agree, on the next page click no thanks.
- Before running the VPN, make sure you close Faceapp.
- After closing, open Turbo VPN, tap on the “carrot” icon, wait for it to connect, and then open Faceapp again. It should work properly now.
Why I uninstalled it from My phone
Faceapp is owned by a Russian organization, has over 100 million downloads on Playstore and has access to over 150 million faces and information.
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You grant FaceApp a perpetual, irrevocable, nonexclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, fully-paid, transferable sublicensable license 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, without compensation to you.
In simpler terms, they can do whatever they want with your picture and information you have given to them “forever”.
So don’t be surprised if you see your picture being used for an advert in a faraway country without your consent.
If you still want to keep enjoying Faceapp, it’s totally up to you. Faceapp should be used at owners risk.
So what do you think? Do you care if they take you pictures and information? Let us know in the comments below.
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