It’s awesome knowing that we’ll still be good looking and fabulous when we’re retired. That’s why we just can’t get enough of theFaceApp old age filter that changes our photos to show how we’ll look when we’re elderly, grey, and grumbling about the good old days.It looks like the entire Internet’s gone crazy with the FaceApp challenge and everyone’s rushing to post their senior selfies online.
Entirely for your pleasure, WebMDI has compiled another list of pictures that had the FaceApp old age filter applied to them.
Are you willing to give the app a go? Scroll down, enjoy the FaceApp images, and upvote the ones you love most! Don’t forget to comment and let us know what you think! (H/T)
FaceApp is a mobile application for iOS and Android developed by the Russian company Wireless Lab. A team of developers from Saint Petersburg created the app that uses neural networks to change a selected photo by guessing where you’re likely to have wrinkles, how bald you’re bound to be, and how much your skin will droop in the future.Considering the app’s popularity, most people seem to like the new filter. Well-known rapper and actor Ludacris seemed to especially enjoy the app and jokedaround on Instagram. “Fast & Furious 50 and we still haven’t stopped at a gas station. Or for Diapers,” wrote Ludacris.
The FaceApp first wentviralaround two years ago and recently became very popular among celebrities and Internet users once more. Previously, the app came under fire for being ‘racist’ because it had filters that change your race and a ‘hot’ filter thatlighteneda person’s skin tone. This time, there are different controversies surrounding the app and its creators, with plenty of panic-inducing tin foil hat theories floating about.
Social media was all abuzz with speculation that the FaceApp developers had links to the Russian government and were stealing your phone data and secretly creating a massive database of faces for surveillance. Sounds a bit like the scenario for a James Bond movie, no?
Luckily, some of these theories were quicklydebunked. While the app is Russian-made, it doesn’t automatically mean its developers are spies. Users were also panicking that the app might upload the phone’s entire camera roll in the background, but this turned out to be false: FaceApp only uploads the photos you want it to. However, what might concern users is that FaceApp keeps a copy of the photo you use a filter on. This is because the app edits them on its servers with complex algorithms that can’t be installed on your phone. On the other hand, the risk of your data being misused by FaceApp isn’t higher than when using any other app.
“FaceApp performs most of the photo processing in the cloud. We only upload a photo selected by a user for editing. We never transfer any other images from the phone to the cloud,” FaceApp wrote in its statement. “We might store an uploaded photo in the cloud. The main reason for that is performance and traffic: we want to make sure that the user doesn’t upload the photo repeatedly for every edit operation. Most images are deleted from our servers within 48 hours from the upload date.”
The company added that “all FaceApp features are available without logging in, and you can log in only from the settings screen. As a result, 99% of users don’t log in; therefore, we don’t have access to any data that could identify a person. We don’t sell or share any user data with any third parties. Even though the core R&D team is located in Russia, the user data is not transferred to Russia.”(H/T)
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