Making yourself look old or young with FaceApp has been all the rage the last few weeks, but then some people actually took the time to do some research on the Russia-based company behind the app, and they got worried.
People thought nothing of loading the app and saying yes when it asked for permission to access their camera rolls.
What many of them didn’t realize is that to enhance the photos to make you look young or old, the company copies the photos to its servers for processing.
What happens to your photos once the processing is finished?
Can they keep your pictures?
Sure, they can. But they probably won’t, and they say they don’t.
According to a statement from FaceApp, “We only upload a photo selected by a user for editing. We never transfer any other images from the phone to the cloud.”
It goes on to say, “We might store an uploaded photo in the cloud. The main reason for that is performance and traffic: We want to make sure that the user doesn’t upload the photo repeatedly for every edit operation. Most images are deleted from our servers within 48 hours from the upload date.”
FaceApp features are available without logging in, and, according to the developers, “99 percent of users don’t log in; therefore, we don’t have access to any data that could identify a person.”
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