Celebrities Are Using the FaceApp Old-Age Filter and the Results Are Wild
Drake, Busy Philipps, and Iggy Azalea have all aged themselves with the new filter.
Faceapp, the photo editing app that went viral in 2017, is back with a new and improved old-age filter that's extremely realistic. To the internet's collective delight, some celebrities are using the filter and posting their results on their social channels.
Out of all the celebrities who have posted photos with the new filter, Drake's is getting the most love, with commenters vying for concert tickets with creative captions. (Related: Selena Gomez Called Out Snapchat for Filters That Promote Beauty Stereotypes)
The Jonas Brothers figured out how to use Faceapp on multiple faces to doctor a photo of themselves in matching sweaters.
Busy Philipps thought her results seemed accurate, and Iggy Azalea reposted a fan creation, noting that she thinks she'll "age like milk."
Gordon Ramsay, Sam Smith, Lil Nas, Danielle Brooks, Mayim Bialik, Snooki, Sarah Silverman, and Dwyane Wade have also joined in. (Related: This New Photo Editing Trend Has Gone Viral On Instagram—And, Yep, It's Bad for Your Mental Health)
Not everyone's thrilled about the new filter, though. Just like when the app launched in 2017, Faceapp is raising privacy concerns. In a widely-cited tweet, one app developer wrote that the app might upload all of users' photos, not just the ones they opt to edit. Cue panic that the app is sending users data to Russia where its creator is from.
One Forbes writer argued that while the app takes liberties that many users likely aren't aware of, it's probably not sending photos to the Russian government. (Related: These "10-Year Challenge" Fitness Transformations Prove Everyone Starts Somewhere)