Have you ever wondered if you might have a classic art doppelgänger out there? If so, wonder no more as the latest update of Google Arts and Culture app now enables you to find which famous portrait looks most like you. Although the app is over two years old, it has surprisingly blown away the world, all thanks to its new selfie feature.
Google’s app is meant to introduce fine art to the universe, but a secret feature lets users take a selfie and compare themselves to works of great art. The feature was launched in mid-December but took a few weeks to get discovered. Once Google Art’s selfies started showing up on the major social media networks like Twitter and Facebook, the app quickly grabbed the top position on the apps chart over the weekend. The Google Arts and Culture app is currently #1 on both Google Play Store and App Store.
The app provides a set of marvelous features for those folks who’re interested in art. One of the mobile Google apps, Arts & Culture app has certainly been among the search engine’s lesser-known apps. However, this is changing with the lightning speed as numerous users have found out the new feature that they’re having a blast with, on social media.
With this fun feature of the Google Arts and Culture app, you can take a selfie. It makes use of Google’s complicated visual search technology to analyze your selfie. The app then explores its database to discover a famous portrait hanging in a museum that most resembles your selfie. Now, it presents you and your fine art twin side-by-side, along with a percentage match. You can share the results on social media if you like.
Unfortunately, the Google Arts and Culture app is geo-restricted to the United States. The tech major didn’t comment on when it will roll out the app internationally. As the selfie feature is still in its experimental stage, so some of the matches might be slightly off. Creating a buzz around the social media, many folks were satisfied with their matched portraits while some took them as a personal insult.
Trying out the feature is quite easy: just download and launch the app on your device and scroll down through the feed until you see the Is your portrait in a museum? section. Next, tap on the Get Started button, agree to let Google analyze your photo, and grant permission to let the app access your camera and pictures. Take a selfie and let the app scan it. Once done, you can scroll through the artwork and see the percentage match with difference portraits. Lastly, tap on the Share button if you want to share the match on social media.
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