They are understood by deepfakes like video manipulations using neural networks to generate photorealistic videos where incorporates a person’s face or voice into a video where he was not. It’s a complex process, but there are more and more apps that allow you to do something similar from your mobile.
If you want to have fun put your face in clips, memes and places like it, do not miss these six applications to create simple deepfakes from your mobile and in five minutes.
We start the list with ZAO, one of the first applications of the style to become famous and which stands out for the high quality of the resulting videos. The downside is that not available to everyone for now, and installing it outside of China is a real odyssey.
Leaving aside the difficulty of its installation, Zao stands out for having a good number of clips ready to use and for doing the job of integrating the face into the videos particularly well, including facial expressions.
- Developer: ZAO
- Download it on: Mi App Store
- Price: Free
- Category: Video players and editors
Much more affordable than Zao is Reface (formerly Doublicat) more than anything because you can install it right from Google Play and the story is over. Otherwise, the principle is exactly the same: you choose a short video and put your face in it.
The result is not as good as Zao, but it is just as hilarious or more, because facial expressions are funnier when they fail than when they work well. The resulting videos can be saved to your mobile or share with other apps like WhatsApp, Telegram Instagram.
Redo: video / photo face swap to match faces
Familiar is a concept very similar to Reface. The app presents you a series of short videos taken from GIPHY and you can take a photo and integrate your face into them
The result depends a lot on what video clip you choose and how you take the photo, so it can go from pretty good to real disaster. Either way, the app guarantees you have a good time trying animated GIFs and share them with your friends.
Familiar – Faceswap GIFs
Morphin was a bit ahead of its time, as it officially launched in 2018. Technically, these aren’t deepfakes, although the result is similar. Instead of embedding your face in an existing video, the app has 3D versions of popular memes and you can put your face on it.
The result is not so much a photorealistic video with your face, but rather a personalized GIF animation in which you are the protagonist. Of course, after you generate your video, you can share it with other apps.
Morphin – CGI GIF Creator and Editor
We end up with an app that caused a stir in 2021: Wombo, the app that turns your selfies into jaw-dropping lip-syncing performance. In other words, you upload a photo, choose a song and receive a video of this person singing.
Wombo’s results are pretty good and even when they aren’t, laughs are guaranteed. The app includes various popular songs to choose from, although some of them require a premium membership.
Wombo: make your selfies sing
Deep Nostalgia by MyHeritage
Another deep scythe app that has become very trendy in 2021 is Deep Nostalgia, which is an included feature. in the official MyHeritage app, a site where you can explore your family tree.
This time you don’t become a different person, sing or perform animated GIFs, but the goal is turn a photo into a short video with natural movements like blinks, smiles and light movements.