Using FaceApp to age your photos may be fun, but you could be giving up your privacy


Seems like nearly everyone on Twitter is accepting the #FaceAppChallenge by posting aged photos of themselves.

They are using FaceApp, a downloadable program available on Apple’s App store and the Google Play store, which lets you apply filters to your photos to transform your appearance – to make you look younger or older, have a different look, or even more masculine or feminine. Those can be shared online and on Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites.

FaceApp, which uses artificial intelligence to create “neural face transformations,” first gained prominence in spring 2017. But a new wave of interest has made FaceApp the top free app in both the Apple and Google app stores, according to measurement site App Annie.