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Viral selfie-morphing FaceApp launches

admin 16-Feb-2017

Viral selfie-morphing  FaceApp launches

Turn those frowns into smiles, as Android users will be able to make use of a popular face-morphing app that was recently launched on Google Play.

FaceApp has managed to reach one million downloads in two weeks.The app also reached #1 on the top free list in six territories, and #1 in the photo category across nine countries, according to founder and CEO Yaroslav Goncharov. Goncharov adds that the app took some time to be released for Android, because they were making sure that the servers could first handle the iOS load.

Different from the filters we know through Snapchat, FaceApp instead morphs faces by blending in facial features so that it can change a closed mouth to a toothy smile.Its handful of features allows you to age yourself or change your gender, too. According to Russian developer Wireless Lab, the app uses neural networks — a machine-learning method — to modify faces you upload. The remote backend servers do all the heavy crunching, and the app tries to keep modified photos looking realistic. However where it actually works for some, it falls for others, as the smiles can get a little creepy though for some. However we wouldnt know if we didnt play around a bit. Check out these two for now.