Google app matches your selfies with famous paintings

Getting started is easy just scroll down on the app's home page until you see this prompt

To try it for yourself, download the app for iOS or Android, and scroll down until you see the heading "Is your portrait in a museum?"

The Google Arts app is available everywhere in the US except for IL and Texas.

A new feature has been developed by Google's Arts and Culture App that allows users to take a selfie, upload it and find out which piece of art they match. Also, it appears that not everyone has access to the feature and it's now only available to those in the U.S.

And once you finish laughing, don't stop exploring the other features. The app will then show you a list of artwork which your photo resembles, Inverse reports. However, none of my results returned with a higher than a 45 percent match.




Whether you believe that depends on how much you trust Google, though it remains the case that there would be very simple and obvious ways for the company to hoover up data about you and your face without matching it with a painting. And finding their Renaissance-era doppelganger? Well, wonder no more as the Google Arts & Culture app can determine that for you.

The Google Arts & Culture app is part of the Google Cultural Institute, which provides information about artists, scientists and historical figures from 1,000 institutions worldwide.

Google's Arts and Culture App has raced to the number one spot in the US Apple app store after it's new feature that lets users match their selfies with the famous artwork went viral. The idea behind the initiative is to make accessing art easier for people with the use of technology. The initiative today incorporates work from over thousands of museums from across 70 countries.

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