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How to use FaceApp's old-age filter if the app is showing error

18 July 2019 0

FaceApp, the photo editing app that has gone viral overnight is seemingly blocking the Indian users. The reason behind is unknown but users have been trying and seeking ways to launch the app and use the dramatic “old-age” filter but are finding no luck.

The app offers many other filters as well but it’s getting popular because of the particular old-age filter that creates an older look of yours or any pictures of your friends. FaceApp isn’t a new app, it has been around for more than two years but its new aging filter has gained quite a traction overnight.

Millions of users are using this particular filter of the FaceApp and sharing on social media and garnering some attention. But in India, the FaceApp is inaccessible and thus who haven’t tried this app for even once are finding difficulty to add a picture and see their older-self. The app is continuously showing the “Something went wrong” message when the users try to upload or select a picture from Gallery.

It has been concluded that the app is completely blocked in the country but the reason behind the same is unknown. Speculations and several hearsays criticize the privacy policy of the FaceApp and believe the app isn’t working in India due to some privacy concerns. So, it makes sense to keep the users away from the app if they don’t feel comfortable using it. However, several countries are raising their concerns over the privacy policy of the FaceApp and want to review the app for good. Interestingly, US senators have reportedly asked FBI and FTC to investigate the app and its Russia links.

How to use FaceApp's old-age filter on Android?

Well, moving on, we are more interested in knowing how to use the FaceApp application in India without any issue. Well, the answer is simple and that is by using the VPN. Bypassing the FaceApp block in India you would be able to use the old-age filter and get to see how you may look like after certain years.

There are several free VPN apps available on the Play Store but here we are choosing the Turbo VPN. You can also choose from Windscribe and TunnelBear like apps for this purpose. Those who will be using the VPN for the first time, here’s a quick guide on how to enable the FaceApp app using VPN.


Just install the Turbo VPN app on your Android device, launch it and you will see the app showing “Tap to Connect.” From the top right corner of the app, you can change the country, by default it’s set to India already. But we need to choose another country so that the FaceApp work without any issue. We chose the US to connect so that we could bypass the issue appearing in the FaceApp application. Once connected, open the FaceApp app and Voila! Start using the app without any difficulty.

You can now just select the picture from the Gallery or click a fresh selfie to see yourself getting older in a matter of seconds. The app uses its own AI algorithms to make users look older and even younger. Upload any image from Gallery or a fresh selfie from the app's interface itself and choose "Age" filter and then choose "Old" to see the picture getting converted into your older avatar.


There are some other filters that you can try out. For instance, if the picture doesn’t have a smiling face, you can choose the smile filter and add a smile to the face of the picture. Similarly, there are other filters as well, like changing the color of hair, changing hairstyle, adding spectacles. But these are just the basic features of the app. For more interesting features like HD Makeup and more hair color and styles, you need to go premium.

Note that Indian users are finding no difficulty in downloading the app on their Android or iOS device but they are unable to use it, once the app is launched.

FaceApp | Android | Play Store, Free

FaceApp - AI Face Editor | iOS | App Store, Free


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