Are you wondering why you’ve been seeing a good deal of old people photos on your social media feeds in recent weeks even if you don’t really follow a lot of old people online? If yes, then you have probably not heard of the #FaceAppChallenge yet.
FaceApp is a mobile application for both iOS and Android devices that use neural network technology to automatically generate highly realistic transformations of faces in photographs. Developed by Russian company Wireless Lab, the app allows users to add make-up, glasses, beards, and even smiles to faces in photos. The app can also change the hairstyle and hair color of people in pictures, switch their gender, and even make them look younger or older.
Launched in 2017, FaceApp went viral several times before, and it recently made the headlines once again when several people took part in the #FaceAppChallenge, in which they post photos of themselves with the app’s old-age filter. The challenge has become so popular on the Internet that even a slew of celebrities — actors, music artists, athletes, and reality stars — have also jumped on the bandwagon.
Take a look at the slideshow above to see the jaw-dropping results of some your favorite stars’ #FaceAppChallenge.