It seems that most of these internet challenges amount to little more than an excuse for people to share yet another photo of themselves. The latest is the 'age challenge,' in which people are encouraged to use the Faceapp photo filter that turns you years older and share it with the world.

We've already featured the baby filter and gender-swap 'viral sensations,' where people played around with themselves and celebrities too, so now, obviously, it's the turn of the old faces. Faceapp uses neural networks and deep learning to modify a face on any photo while keeping it photorealistic, in this case adding the signs getting old including wrinkles, grey hair, and sagging skin. How well it works remains to be seen, I guess we'll find out in the future!

Would you give this photo manipulation a try? Scroll down to see how others are looking in a few decades' time, and let us know what you think in the comments!

Would you give it a try? Scroll down to see how others are looking in a few decades time, and let us know what you think in the comments!

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Keanu Reeves

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SH Kaiser
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2 years ago

He’ll always be perfect. A kind heart never ages.

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FaceApp is run by a small team from Saint Petersburg, Russia.

“We developed a new technology that uses neural networks to modify a face on any photo while keeping it photorealistic. For example, it can add a smile, change gender and age, or just make you more attractive,” explains founder and CEO Yaroslav Goncharov, a former head of department at Yandex who is funding the project out of his own pocket.

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Barack Obama

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Withnail
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2 years ago

OldBAMA

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Laura Zappenduster
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2 years ago

the wolf after eating the granny?

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Goncharov said that FaceApp is unique because they don't apply a filter to selfies, they instead use deep learning technology to change the photo itself.

“Our main differentiator is photorealism,” he explained to TechCrunch. “After applying a filter, it is still your photo. Other apps intentionally change a picture in a way it is entertaining, but not a real photo anymore."

“We believe that such entertaining effects are subject to trends, but photorealism is timeless.”

“In addition to a sound product concept, we think that we are quite ahead in terms of technology. As far as I know, there are no products or research papers that can claim similar quality on this task.”

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Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse, Jim Morrison and John Lennon

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MsM
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2 years ago

☹️☹️☹️☹️

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#5

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Will Smith

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Ale_Vidal23
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2 years ago

not even the old filter can make him look old wtf?

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These constant viral 'challenges' have made the app extremely popular, topping the app store charts in many countries.

There's just something about human nature that delights in the concept, apparently. But how long can it last? Adding a smile or some wrinkles to a selfie can be fun once, but quickly gets boring. Now we've done babies, oldies, and gender-swapping, what's next? Who knows. But boy, I just can't wait to find out.

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Ryan Gosling

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ktdidit
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2 years ago

i'd still hit it

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#7

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The Rock

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Niito
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2 years ago

The Fossil

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#8

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Lady Gaga

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Mojones
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2 years ago

Lady Gramma, sure she'd still have an incredible voice

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#9

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Elijah Wood

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Withnail
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2 years ago

From Frodo to Bilbo

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#10

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John Legend

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Birchy Cat
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2 years ago

He never ages

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#11

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Went ahead and aged myself on FaceApp... It's probably the most realistic I've seen so far. Kinda scares me a little

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Nikki D
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2 years ago

I'm too afraid to use this.

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#12

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Taylor Swift

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Kevin Knaap
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2 years ago

Joanna Lumley 😀😀😀

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#13

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Britney Spears

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Nikki D
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2 years ago

Why is hers so much worse than all the others?

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#14

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Eoin has aged so well 

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Gary
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2 years ago

My God, Janet Krankies back.

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#15

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So Dou
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2 years ago

both gorgeous!

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#16

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Doober
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2 years ago

Very realistic. Would like to see a pic of his dad/grandpa for comparison.

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Natalie Portman

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Natasha Forchione
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2 years ago

Huh? There is no difference?

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Nini Meow
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2 years ago

I like how the hands have wrinkled too

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#19

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Justin Bieber

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Kjorn
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2 years ago

he looks like an old lesbian

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#20

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Billie Eilish

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DaVo
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2 years ago

Patti Smith!

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#21

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Donald Trump

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Give me a beagle any day...
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2 years ago

Ugly in each photo. Three strikes and YER OUT!!! This is one of the world's ugliest and most asinine, hateful, racist, and egotistical women hating people on the planet. And I'm keeping it 'nice.'

Rachel Hamrick
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2 years ago

And your comments make it better? Hate + hate?

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The Girl on Fire
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2 years ago

Trump is already old lol

Slune
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2 years ago

But incredibly fit!

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Id row
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2 years ago

As long as we're messing with time here, can we go back and give his father a condom?

Airam Per
Community Member
2 years ago

how about giving yours one??

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Stan16
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2 years ago

Nothing even close to young Trump. This software sucks. It does not take into account the change of face proportions with age.

Minnie-me
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2 years ago

Still a punchable face no matter the age

Neon_Sketch_Art
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2 years ago

He's about the best president we've had in AGES. Eh.... no pun intended

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Neon_Sketch_Art
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2 years ago

The one on the right looks like "that kid" in every school.

Susan Riley
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2 years ago

Aged, he look like Liberace!

Miss_Issy
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2 years ago

He looks like the king of Holland

Nicholas McShane
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2 years ago

Sorry, but which one is Ivanka?

Melanin Mo
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2 years ago

lmfao Barrons sad future

Stacy Davis _ Student - EastGarnerES
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8 months ago

i hate him!

Lailuh Ball
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1 year ago

Ya totally but his young self wow

Ian Rafferty
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2 years ago

#heythere

hawkeyefan95IA
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2 years ago (edited)

Young one kinda looks like Justin Bieber

Crochet lady
Community Member
2 years ago

I doubt he'll age that well, not at the rate he's gaining weight and with that junk food diet. Maybe he won't age at all because of that.

David Wong
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2 years ago

Please don't donate anything to him.

Kerrie
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2 years ago

Creepy - Wider Bob Barker.

Spacemonkey
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2 years ago

Welcome to the Trump-Verse 🙅‍♂️☠🙈

MsM
Community Member
2 years ago

SCARY x 3

lilly nyangweso
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2 years ago

No...just...NO

Zanjero Johnson
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2 years ago

OMG CORRECT 3 strikes buddy boy

Just Curious
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2 years ago

Why is one of them young?

Ray Gravel
Community Member
2 years ago

hope hes not useng any air

Denise Clemons
Community Member
2 years ago

Let's hope he's not around long enough to see how correct this is.

Give me a beagle any day...
Community Member
2 years ago

I just scrolled past this photo again and barfed, again. :-( Someone please photoshop him to look more appealing next time. Maybe like a blonde pit bull mix with a muzzle? That would be much nicer.

Robert Reyes
Community Member
2 years ago

A.I. sure got it wrong on this one! The "aged" photo in the middle actually makes "the thing" look human, like a nice old man. Evil personified could never look that way.

Leland Olson
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2 years ago

Really cool progression of the POTUS.

Brin Hauptmann
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2 years ago

Gross. Gross. Gross.

Leland Olson
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2 years ago

Really cool of the POTUS

David Brier
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2 years ago

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Fuck u

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#22

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Tried the face app old filter on my toddler. I don't know whether to laugh or be terrified.

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Shinobi Shabby
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2 years ago

Why do the babies end up looking like old aunts

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#23

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Kristen Stewart

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Laura Zappenduster
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2 years ago

How did the smile get bigger? Did she find happyness in her older days?

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#24

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Selena Gomez

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Mary Montejo
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2 years ago

Looks like plastic surgery gone bad!! Botched!!

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Probably this will be me in 50 years.


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Dorothy Parker
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2 years ago

With that gorgeous eye color, she'd be sure they showed.

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Shawn Mendes

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Mary Montejo
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2 years ago

His neck!!! It's like it melted, is he plastic???

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Vincent Marcus

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Eunice Probert
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2 years ago

Good grief, it's Ian McShane and David Hasselhoff!

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Id row
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2 years ago

Time really is a mean bitch.

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#29

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Demi Lovato

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Chicago Kitty
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2 years ago

I don't think she's ever been attractive so this isn't much of a difference.

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Brendon Urie

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hispanic! at the disco
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2 years ago

I feel the need to say something here but I've been rendered speechless.

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