If you've been on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram over the last few days there's no doubt you've seen at least one of your friends posting photos of themselves showing what they would look like as an old person. The #FaceApp challenge is taking over the internet thanks to its pretty realistic aging process that has many celebrities taking the challenge too. Unlike many viral online challenges, this one seems pretty harmless and a lot of fun.
FaceApp is a popular selfie app that recently added the aging filter and people can't seem to get enough of it! The app takes an original picture and adds everything from sagging jowls to wrinkles and grey hair, all to create a hyper-realistic image of what someone would look like decades older. The appeal of the picture is how real it is, giving users what many believe to be an actual glimpse into their future.
Nick Jonas took the #faceapp challenge and posted the results on his Instagram page.
But that was nothing compared to when all three Jonas brothers took the challenge.
Actor Kevin Hart posted his own photo from the set of his upcoming movie, Fatherhood, with the caption, "Strong ass old man face and upper body."
BE CAREFUL WITH FACEAPP - the face aging fad app. It immediately uploads your photos without asking, whether you chose one or not. https://t.co/LlqkDpy4ZO— Joshua Nozzi 🇺🇸👨🏻💻 ⚣ (@JoshuaNozzi) July 16, 2019
Actor James Marsden posted his own #FaceAppchallenge, writing jokingly, "Sorry it’s been a while since I last posted."
Drake also posted his own pic, proving that some people simply get better with age.
Celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay also took the challenge writing "Me doing a demo on #MasterChef Season 50...."
While many are concerned over privacy issues using the app, experts like security researcher Elliot Alderson (real name Baptiste Robert according to Forbes magazine) says users have no reason to be concerned about using the app.
As far as I can see, there is no reason to be concerned with the current version available on the store. I don’t see why the nationality of the developers is an issue. There is also some legit devs in Russia.— Elliot Alderson (@fs0c131y) July 17, 2019
Forbes also notes that while people are now becoming alarmed that this app may have access to all their photos, many other apps people keep on their smartphones also have access to their pictures, and more. " Your every move via location tracking, for instance."
Celebrities don't seem too concerned with more and more uploading their own #FaceAppChallenge pics.
Have you taken the #FaceAppChallenge yet?