• Michelle Hebert

Google app matches your face to famous painting


The Google Arts and Culture app went viral this past weekend on iOS and Android after users discovered a new feature that came out last month, CNN reported. Using the app, a person can take a picture; the app then analyzes the face and matches it to a historical work of art. For the feature to work, the picture has to be taken of a person, not a picture of a person.

If you’re curious and want to find your own art doppelganger, first download the app. After the app is downloaded, open the app and scroll down until you see a little box that says “Is your portrait in a museum?” Inside the box there is a brief description of the feature and another box that says, “GET STARTED.” When you click this box, the app will take you through the steps to be able to use the feature.

According to analytics firm App Annie, the app became the top downloaded iPhone app over the weekend; the app was in the top ten for Android, CNN reported.

Currently, the feature is only available for residents of the United States, multiple sources reported.

Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, musician Pete Wentz, and actors Felicia Day and Kumail Nanjiani are some people who have used the feature and shared their results online.