Google Arts & Culture App Now Matches Your Selfie To Famous Paintings

'Face match' makes Google Arts & Culture most downloaded free app on US App Store

'Face match' makes Google Arts & Culture most downloaded free app on US App Store

People are using an app to figure out if their faces are imitations of images already immortalized on canvas. You may be wondering how to use it - I'm here to help with that. The section says " Is your Portrait in a museum?".

The latest addition to the Google Arts & Culture app on Android and iOS enables users to match their selfies with famous portraits from global museum galleries. Users can now take a selfie and the app will match the person with museum portraits that look the most like them.

When I first opened the app, I didn't really know what to do or where to go. Though users in most of the United States can happily match their selfies to Google's art database, anyone in Texas and IL is left out for now.

Predictably, many have been using the Google app to find art historical doppelgangers for their favorite celebrities, from Jared Leto to Jennifer Lopez - sometimes with a little Photoshop trickery. Though the feature is officially restricted to USA only for now, that hasn't stopped people from other countries for accessing the Google Arts & Culture app's latest feature and posting their own "selfie doppelganger".

Users then need to scroll down to a card in the app, saying "Is your portrait in a museum?" and then click "I Accept". Boom. You've got portraits.

'Face match' makes Google Arts & Culture most downloaded free app on US App Store

Unfortunately, the app requires you take a selfie in real time, meaning no uploading embarrassing snaps of your friends you've saved on your camera roll for this goal (or, for me, my cats back home in Vermont).

As you can see here, the main interface of the Google Arts & Culture selfie comparison tool is a selfie camera.

Are you more of a Botticelli or a Van Gogh? Or maybe a royal guard in the background of a glorious Goya painting!

If you live somewhere that doesn't have access to the feature just yet, a good way to stay aware of when it's coming your way is by following the Google Arts & Culture account on Twitter.

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