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FaceApp: AI Face Editor
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What's it about?
FACEAPP: AI FACE EDITOR is a photo app that lets you manipulate images with a series of filters. First, you can either snap a selfie or select a picture from your camera roll or from another social media app like Instagram, Face Swap Live, Twitter, or WhatsApp. You can then apply a filter that adds a smile, makes you look older or younger, or makes you look more masculine or more feminine. You can then share one image or a collage of images by saving it to your device or sharing it on social media. The free version of the app features ads at the bottom of the screen; the paid version removes ads and allows you remove the FaceApp logo from your exported images.
Is it any good?
Your first spin through the features is pretty fun, but the appeal may be short-lived. It's weirdly absorbing to snap a selfie and see it alongside more masculine and more feminine versions of your face. The smile filter is pretty neat, too: While some other apps' filters twist and contort your face into clearly impossible shapes, FaceApp: Neural Face Transformations creates remarkable, realistic images. However, that's really all there is to it. Fans of Snapchat and other photo apps may be surprised to see that there are really only a handful of features, and the paid version doesn't offer more options -- it just removes the ads. Overall, this is an amusing app to try once or twice, but look elsewhere for more features and more interesting ways to share.
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