FaceApp Goes Viral with Celebrities Posting Images of Future Older Selves

FaceApp ageing filter shows you how you'll look in 20, 30, or 60 years down the line. Have a look if you dare.

FaceApp Goes Viral with Celebrities Posting Images of Future Older Selves
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Ever wondered what you'll look like decades from now? Like, in 60 years' time? FaceApp's ageing filter will show you in just a matter of seconds. 

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The app has gone viral with regular people and celebrities alike posting pictures of their future older, wrinklier, selves online. 

#AgeChallenge

As with most internet-based success stories nowadays, it all started with a hashtag. 

FaceApp came to light in 2018 when it offered a fun gender swap feature, now, it's giving you a glimpse of what you'll look like as a grandmother or grandfather. 

FaceApp Goes Viral with Celebrities Posting Images of Future Older Selves
FaceApp demo. Source: FaceApp

The new online challenge, known as #AgeChallenge, is basically the opposite of Snapchat's filter-based "baby trend" from a few months ago. All you have to do is download the app, and your photo will then go through a filter and display your much older looking self. 

FaceApp Goes Viral with Celebrities Posting Images of Future Older Selves
Meet your future self. Source: FaceApp

This has caught on quickly with celebrities and famous athletes who have been posting on the hashtag challenge like there's no tomorrow. Of course, for those with a curious mindset, they've gone ahead and posted images of some celebrities and athletes who haven't yet done it themselves. 

Most results are being posted on Twitter, some of which have been dramatic and most hiliarious. 

All you have to do is download the FaceApp from your iTunes App Store, you can use it for free for three days.

One matter to bear in mind if you do snap a photo of your 60-year old self: the app's privacy policy says that it collects and keeps the images you take on it. Moreover, one of the app's developers, Joshua Nozzi, says that the app may also try and upload images from your personal photo library.

Just make sure to not allow it to access your images when you're setting it up and you should be good to go, privacy-wise. 

Without further ado, here are some of the snap-happy oldies but goldies out there:

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