The rapid rise of FaceApp
The photo-editing app has been hugely popular among the masses, due to its ability to change people’s faces using various filters. The user needs to upload their photo, and the algorithm does the rest. You can swap your gender, make yourself look older, and can even change your expression. Due to its plethora of available options, FaceApp has succeeded to catch the attention of many celebrities. Some of them include Drake, Lebron James, and Gordon Ramsay. They did share their future looking faces on FaceApp with their fans on social media platforms.
FaceApp Creator Offers clarification on the issue
Yaroslav Goncharov, the FaceApp creator, did clarify some of the privacy concerns surrounding the app. According to him, none of the data uploaded by the users would be transferred to any country. Most of the photos get automatically deleted within 48 hours. Besides, the privacy-conscious users can also place a request for the same by navigating to settings and choosing “Report a bug.” The user needs to type in “Privacy” in the subject line to send their request. The app does not process the images by itself, rather uploads the images in AWS cloud or Google cloud.