FaceApp Technology Ltd
Android OS
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These days, apps that offer photo editing and filters for our selfies are very popular. One of them is FaceApp, which with more than 60 facial filters, backgrounds, effects and editing options, allows you to get enhanced images or achieve the changes you want in any photo. The app, launched in 2016 and developed by FaceApp Technology Limited, has over 500 million downloads and remains popular to this very day thanks to its innovative and fun style and features.

FaceApp: the best and funniest filters in one place

With FaceApp you are not only going to be able to improve your photos and selfies to make them look better with the photo editor, but you are also going to have fun with its innovative filters. Let's take a closer look at the app's features:

  • Change your age: you will be able to upload your photo or someone else's and see how they would look younger or older, with quite realistic, curious and fun results (provided that the original photo is of good quality and well illuminated).
  • Change your gender/sex: you will be able to see what you would look like if you were of the opposite sex.
  • Haircuts and styles: with this option you will be able to experiment with different haircuts and styles to see how you would look in different ways.
  • Makeup and enhancements: you will be able to add makeup to your photos and enhance your selfies with quick touches, being able to improve the look of any photo.
  • Filters and effects: the app has more than 60 filters to change the color, lighting, saturation, soften parts of the image, change facial features, remove spots and more!

Technology used by FaceApp

The app uses artificial intelligence to analyze and modify images accurately, being able to make changes to photos so that they look "natural". As for the app, FaceApp has an easy to understand interface so, after downloading it from the Google Play Store or App Store you can start using it right away and it is accessible to people of any age.

Privacy and Data Use Considerations to Keep in Mind

As with any app one downloads, it is important to review both the privacy policies as well as the permissions we are giving to the app, especially when it comes to the management of personal data. In this case, the FaceApp company states that the images sent to its servers (that is, any image that we are going to edit and make use of AI effects), are temporarily stored and deleted after processing. However, it is always advisable to take into consideration what kind of images we are uploading and to understand the terms of use of this type of apps.

Conclusions regarding the use of FaceApp

FaceApp manages to be more than a simple photo editing app, due to all the creative and fun possibilities it offers. Its ability to transform and change photos in a realistic way made it become one of the most popular apps within this niche. However, it is important to mention that trying to make all our photos or selfies perfect, is something that makes social media (where these edited photos are shared) a dishonest and unreal place. Many people compare and see photos of other people thinking that they look perfect, without any marks or wrinkles, but it is possible that these photos are actually edited, as most of them are. Anyway, the options of this app such as age or gender changing can be fun when it comes to having a good time trying out photos with family or friends and discovering funny results.



  • It is available in both iOS and Android.
  • It has more than 60 effects and filters.
  • The results are immediate
  • The quality of the photos may vary depending on the original photo.
  • The free version has ads.
  • Many filters have to be paid to use them.
  • You have to keep in mind the way they use your personal data.


You are going to be redirected to the external website to download the app.

Frequently asked questions

Is FaceApp free?

Yes, but only with basic functions.

Can I use it offline?

Most filters require you to be online.

Is FaceApp secure?

The company states that once the photos are processed, they are deleted.


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