How you can delete your data from FaceApp

Published: Jul. 19, 2019 at 4:04 AM MDT
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If you've been on social media recently, you've probably noticed all your friends have aged about 20-30 years in the past week.

Well, actually, they appear to have aged because they used FaceApp which is a Russian based smartphone application that uses AI to instantly transform a photo of a person's current face into their older selves.

It's raised concerns. The Senate's top democrat is now asking federal agencies including the FBI to look into possible security and privacy risks.

According to CBS News, by using the app, users are required to provide full access to their personal photos and data on their phone. According to the app's privacy policy, users seemingly grant FaceApp license to use or publish any content shared with the application without notifying them or providing compensation.

Millions of people downloaded the app without knowing this, because they didn't read the terms and conditions before they downloaded the app. Don't feel embarrassed - most of us have done this.

Here's what you can do now.

You need to go into the app and go to 'settings' and then 'support.' Then you will choose to 'report a bug.' Make sure to put 'privacy' in the subject line and ask them to delete your data.

to see how long it’s going to take to delete user data and what kind of backlog they have, but have yet to receive a response.

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