Ever wondered what your face would look like on The Rock? And Captain Jack Sparrow? With the Reface app, you can find out for yourself.
There are plenty of smartphone apps with fun camera filters and effects – and one of the most popular in 2022 is Remake. Keeping up with the latest app trends is a never-ending challenge. Just like how new smartphones are constantly coming out, so are the apps they run. From new games, social media sites, photo editing apps, and more, there’s a steady stream of new and updated apps for people to check out.
This is something that has been perfectly evident this year. Early January 2022 saw the release of Locket Widget – an iPhone app that allows users to share photos to their friends’ home screens. The Locket Widget hype has also brought a ton of users to NoteIt, an app that lets you share notes and doodles on people’s home screens. Between these apps and Prequel, Talking Ben, Spam App and others, there’s been a mad rush of flashy new apps to follow.
Another smartphone app that has seen huge popularity in 2022 is Reface. Created by Ukrainian developer Neocortext, the Reface application was first launched in January 2020. In February 2022, it rose to the top of the Apple App Store charts, positioning itself as one top three entertainment apps and top ten free apps. . In short, Reface does what its name implies – it adds your face to popular movie characters, memes, and other famous people to create some pretty hilarious images and videos. As Reface explains on its App Store page, “With Reface’s facewap, your selfie is mapped to another face in an eerily realistic way, with compelling facial expressions and movements that really look like you.”
How to use the Reface app
If that sounds like fun, getting started with Reface only takes seconds. On your iPhone or Android phone, open the App Store or Google Play Store respectively, search for “Reface” and download the app titled “Reface: Funny face swap videos”. Once the app is downloaded, open it and tap the blue “Get Started” button at the bottom of the screen. On this page, tap “Take Selfie”, then allow Reface to have camera permissions to take your first Reface photo. For best results, Reface recommends taking a “classic portrait selfie.” This is a selfie of yourself where your eyes are open, you’re not smiling, and you have nothing obstructing your face. Hold your phone up to your face, line it up in the white circle, and tap the capture button at the bottom of the screen to take the photo. Tap “Confirm” after taking the selfie to confirm your photo and wait for Reface to finish processing it. The next page asks users to sign up for “Pro Features”, but you can just tap the “X” icon in the upper left corner to skip it and continue using Reface for free.
With all that done, you’re finally ready to dig into Reface and see all it has to offer. The Reface app is divided into three main pages – For You, AI Tools, and Search. For You is Reface’s homepage and displays a list of recommended filters/effects currently available. AI Tools displays Reface’s main face swap features (Revoice, Swap Face, Animate Face, and Place Face), while Search lets users search for specific options and browse through different categories. Once you find an effect you want to use, just tap on it and wait a few seconds for Reface to swap your face to your chosen photo/video. The buttons under your creation let you share the file, download it, or get a link to it that you can copy/paste wherever you want.
And that’s about all there is to it! Reface has hundreds of ways to add your face to different people and characters, so take your time browsing the app to find the best and funniest ones. You can add more faces at any time by tapping the gear icon in the top right of the For You page. This is also where Reface users can contact customer support, learn more about the app, or clear all their personal data. Have fun, find out all the weird ways you can deal with the exchange, and Remake is bound to keep you entertained for quite a while.
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