Celebs Find Their Art Doppelgangers on New App That Matches Selfies to Portraits
The Google Arts & Culture app — which boasts a feature matching selfies to museum portraits — has gone wildly viral.
That’s thanks to a certain feature, called “Is your portrait in a museum?,” which uses facial recognition technology to couple a selfie with a portrait from a famous art gallery. The update was released a month ago, but celebs only caught on recently — as the app soared to the top of most downloaded on iPhones over the weekend.
Celebrities took to Twitter to post their matches — reacting in frustration or amusement with the portraits selected by the app.
The results have been varied and roundly entertaining:
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) January 16, 2018
Torn between which one I think is better likeness with the Google Arts and Culture app. pic.twitter.com/uSw8RmOip8
— Felicia Day (@feliciaday) January 13, 2018
Hey this one ain’t so bad. pic.twitter.com/er0FxZNVO8
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) January 13, 2018
This google arts and culture app is pretty amazing. Feel real strong about my 40% 😳pic.twitter.com/2iyexRkUG5
— pw (@petewentz) January 14, 2018
Face Match on point! 😂 #GoogleArts
Who’s your favorite? pic.twitter.com/LOP5A0FRxJ
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) January 16, 2018
And finally, it wouldn’t be a viral social media phenomenon without corporate accounts ruining it:
— CinnamonToastCrunch (@CTCSquares) January 15, 2018
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