If you’re wondering why your social media feed is being flooded by photos of wrinkle-enhanced celebrities and (suddenly) old friends, thank FaceApp.
Personalities as varied as Drake, LeBron James, Gordon Ramsey and the Jonas Brothers have tapped the photo-editing app to fuel the future-self craze on Instragram, Facebook and Twitter. As of 11 a.m. EDT Wednesday, FaceApp was the top trending free offering in Apple’s App Store. FaceApp has altered photos for more than 80 million users since its 2017 release.
How does it work? Users can download the app (free for a three-day trial) from the App Store or Google Play, upload or take photos, and have 21 editing options to choose from: you can look older or younger, swap gender or add a smile or different hairstyle.
FaceApp differs from other photo-editing applications because it doesn’t just use artificial intelligence algorithms to alter the phot