Reface: Face Swap Videos

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Ana Beltran, Common Sense Media
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Create videos and GIFs featuring you -- and edgy stuff.

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Educational Value

For entertainment purposes only. 

Ease of Play

Simple to navigate. Upon launching, app prompts users to take a selfie, which is then used by the program for face swap. 

Violence

Images on the app may contain violent themes. 

Sex

Images on the app may contain sexual, provocative, or suggestive content. 

Language

May contain profanity, crude humor, or mature language. 

Consumerism

The app is free but offers in-app purchases. Unless users upgrade to ad-free version, overall experience will be interrupted by frequent advertisements. Encourages users to share their creations using the #refaceapp hashtag.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

May contain images or GIFs that make references to drinking, smoking, and/or drug use. 

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Reface: Face Swap Videos allows kids to create and share face-swap GIFs and video clips. After launching the app, kids are prompted to take a selfie, which is then used to face-swap with movie characters, performers, celebrities, or people in memes. Kids can scroll through the homepage to browse featured clips or videos organized by category. To switch things up, kids can take a new selfie at any time or choose a face from their photo library. Users can opt to share their creations directly to social media platforms or via text. Premium features, which include uploading your own GIFs, removing ads, unlimited faces, and priority processing, require in-app subscription purchase. Without premium features, the experience will be interrupted by frequent ads. Videos and GIFs available for face swap may contain mature content, including profanity, sexual themes, and references to drugs, alcohol, smoking, or violence. Read the developer's privacy policy for details on how your (or your kids') information is collected, used, and shared and any choices you may have in the matter, and note that privacy policies and terms of service frequently change.

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What's it about?

Teens and adults can swap faces with their favorite celebrities or characters to make realistic videos or GIFs using REFACE: FACE SWAP VIDEOS. Powered by artificial intelligence, the app embeds users' faces into videos and GIFs where it recognizes facial structure. All you need to start swapping faces is a selfie. The home screen features a collection of music video clips, movie clips, and celebrity videos that you can use for face swap. Collections of video clips and GIFs are organized by categories, such as Game of Thrones, Victoria's Secret, WWE, Hot GIFs, Marvel Heroes, Girl Power, and Love. Users can also use the search function or browse trending searches or trending GIFs. Not all trending or searchable GIFs lend themselves to face recognition and face swap. The app offers the option to upload your own GIFs but requires a subscription upgrade. Users have the option to save their face-swap creations to their device or share results via text, WhatsApp, Messenger, Instagram stories, and more. The user profile houses a collection of clips marked as favorites, a collection of selfies, and setting options where users can access terms of use, privacy policy, and in-app purchases. 

Is it any good?

This is a fun way to spruce up familiar videos and GIFs with a personalized touch, but it's not for little kids, and check the privacy policy. Sharing GIFs and videos is an entertaining and lively way of conveying ideas and thoughts when plain text just won't cut it. Seamlessly create and share high-quality, realistic face-swap GIFs and videos with friends. The app doesn't just substitute your face on someone else's body. Instead, it seems to blend your facial features with those found in videos or GIFs. Some face swaps are better than others, with users' facial features more prominent and recognizable. Others are less obvious. Creating and sharing on Reface: Face Swap Videos is extremely user friendly. Simply browse all the available clips, and tap on the Reface tab to start the process. It even lends itself to fun with friends, accommodating clips with more than one face in them. The app offers a large collection of video clips and GIFs, ensuring something for everyone. Since some content on the app makes reference to mature themes, it's more appropriate for teens and adults. Overall, Reface: Face Swap Videos is perfect for a good laugh, but it's always good to check privacy policies on apps that collect selfies and track facial structure to see if and how developers share that information.  

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about meme culture when using Reface: Face Swap Videos. Video clips, GIFs, and memes are a fun way to express thoughts and feelings and can be great for a good laugh, but they can also be offensive, reinforce racist attitudes, exploit stereotypes, and spread misinformation. Open discussion could help prepare teens to be conscious consumers and creators of media.  

  • Talk about some of the mature elements that can be found in the app and discuss expectations for sharing. Are there some videos or GIFs that aren't OK for face swap and sharing? 

  • Since the app lends itself to social networking and encourages sharing to social media platforms, families can discuss guidelines for engaging with others responsibly.

App details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
  • Price: Free
  • Pricing structure: Free (offers optional in-app purchase options ranging from $2.49 - $24.99)
  • Release date: September 3, 2020
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Size: 74.10 MB
  • Publisher: NEOCORTEXT, INC.
  • Version: 1.3.21
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 12.0 or later; Android 5.0 and up
  • Last updated: September 23, 2020

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