Faceapp – The Viral App Now Owns All Your Pics

Digital Marketing Blog by Rohit N Shetty

For some reason, FaceApp has gone viral on social websites once again. You know, even though going viral when it first released in 2017. In fact, it appears to be this popular right now the application is now overloaded and has gone kaput throughout the last few hours. Sometime last night, it started to glitch out repeatedly. It does not matter whether you are trying a photo from your phone gallery, snapping a brand new pic to utilize, or employing Celebrity mode to numerically age your favorite stars. 


None of it appears to be working. If you have tried it yourself, you’re likely getting the error message stating something went wrong. During the time to write, that appears to be the case. It is clear though. Remember when Prisma launched in 2016? . This was another application that used artificial intelligence. Rather than aging you however, it only lets you modify a photo to match a specific art style. It had been great until it became very popular, and that’s when it also began frequently serving error messages. 

How does FaceApp work?

That is because of how a processing works. Both FaceApp and Prisma do not download the AI filter code into your phone. Instead your photo is uploaded to their server, in which the processing takes place, and is then sent back to you. Obviously, at the close of the day they are both singular programs from not-mega corporations. When millions of individuals are all attempting to utilize them in the same, it may overload their servers. 

So now the application is offline, what do you do? . Well, you stop laughing at old you for a little while I guess. Or a simple Google search will net you a good deal of other AI powered face aging options. They are mostly research based though not many are as convenient as a FaceApp application.

Are there any privacy concerns with FaceApp?

You can spend some time to contemplate the privacy ramifications of working with a program like this. 


Remember what I mentioned two minutes ago about your photo being uploaded to calculating? . Well, you ought to know that whenever you approve the permissions and use the application, the privacy policy does not specifically address what happens to your photos afterwards. Their policy does say they gather information you supply directly like, user Content that you post throughout the ceremony. They also promise to share your information with anyone, except their very own set of businesses of course, which aren’t listed. Plus they can use your information themselves for whatever from testing new products to marketing. So yeah, likely something you wish to consider as you wait around for FaceApp to come back online. I will not recommend you to use the same citing privacy concerns.

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Rohit N Shetty

Rohit N Shetty is a Digital Marketer, having over 13+ years of experience in various domains.