When a person submits a photograph to the app, it's sent to Google - but not stored, they claim - so an algorithm can sift through thousands of works of art to see "if any look like you", the company explains. The app has been curated by art experts from across the world.
The phenomenon, which will probably dissolve as quickly as it appeared, climbed the ranks and was listed as the top trending app in Apple's App Store Monday morning.
Google said the experimental feature uses computer vision technology to scan facial features and extract data to match with paintings. However, do not open the app immediately after downloading.
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. You will need to rely on VPN to access the "selfie matching" feature. After installing the VPN app, "Switch Location" should be enabled to select the USA from the list. It then shows the selfie and the art doppelganger side by side.
This isn't the first neat feature from Google's Arts & Culture division, as its Chrome extension allows you to set new tabs to open with a different work of art every day.
The selfie feature is similar to other apps that use matching technology to find lookalikes.
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It's as simple as scrolling down until you see the "Is your portrait in a museum?" box.
After tapping "Get Started", Google warned me that it would send my selfies to Google..
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).
People are using an app to figure out if their faces are imitations of images already immortalized on canvas.
Apps that involve uploading one's face, getting feedback and sharing the results aren't always a great idea.