Recent Advances in AI have led to a rapid increase in Deepfake apps and videos in the public domain. A Deepfake allows users to manipulate existing videos or images by replacing them with someone else’s voice and facial features. The Deepfake technology uses deep learning, AI, and a Generative Adversarial Network or GAN to create videos or images that are actually fake. It includes training auto-encoders or generative adversarial networks.
Creating such videos is challenging but these days, there are various apps and websites that can help create hilarious images or videos in simple ways with no violation of anyone’s privacy.
Here are the 14 best Deepfake Apps and Websites you must try for fun:
1. DALL-E Mini
This website is for those who want to create goofy Deepfakes. It is inspired by Open AI’s DALL-E, DALL-E Mini is an AI model capable of generating images from a text prompt. It is trained with millions of images from the internet, eventually making it possible to draw images of things that don’t even exist. The website is free to use.
We often use Giphy to make GIFs on mac and share them with friends. Jiggy takes the same process a step further. With this app, you can make Deepfakes of GIFs and put yourself in any GIF you like. You just have to choose a photo of yourself and select the GIF you want to be in. Jiggy will use it to place your photo in the GIF, complete with animation. It helps you create customized, personal GIFs that can be fun to share. The app is free to use and is available on Android and iOS stores.
It is an AI-based Face swap app that can use the faces of your choice in videos and images. The in-app feed gives you prompts to perform face swaps, but one can also use their own photos and images as the base face swap object. You can start for free, but then you will have to purchase the premium subscription for unlimited face swaps, priority processing, unlimited photo upload, and removing watermarks and ads. It is available on Google Play Store and ios store.
4. Face Swap Live
Face Swap Live is not really a deepfake app but lets you switch faces with your friend or a photo in videos. You can record videos, put stickers, take photos, and directly post on social media. It is not static and has some degree of movement on the face. There are 3D effects, and interactive face warping with several masks and effects. It is available for free on the Android store but costs 1 dollar on the ios store.
FaceApp is one of the most popular apps, in fact, it is one of the first few apps to really popularize and democratize Deepfakes and AI-generated face editing on smartphones. With this app, you can simply upload your picture to the app and see what you will look like when you are old, make yourself smile, and more. The app can edit photos so that they look realistic. It is a good app to have fun and create smiling faces. The app is available for free on Google Play Store and ios store.
6. Zao deepfake app
Zao is the latest app for creating deepfake content within a few minutes. You can select a video clip from its library, including scenes from any famous drama series like ‘The office’ and more. It makes an original deepfake video that looks natural and indistinguishable from the original video within a few moments. It takes only a few minutes and can be used on Android or ios devices. 7.
7. Lensa AI
Lensa AI can create an AI portrait of you or anyone else. It has a good ability to create photorealistic portraits of yours from a few selfies. Portraits can be in multiple styles including superheroes, anime, and more. Though the app is free to use for general purposes, if you want to make a portrait, then you will have to pay for each set or subscribe to the app’s premium version. It is free for both android and ios users.
8. Deepfakes web
This one is a web service that lets one create deepfake videos on the web. It uses deep learning to absorb the various complexities of face data. Deepfakes web can take up to 4 hours to learn and train from video and images whereas it takes another 30 minutes to swap the faces using the trained model. The free version will output the video in around 5 hours whereas the premium version will give it in 1 hour. It is a paid website that costs 3 dollars per hour of usage.
Wombo is a lip-syncing app that lets you transform yourself or others into a singing face. One can choose from 15 songs and make the character sing that song from a single image. It has taken over Instagram reels, YouTube shorts, and TikTok videos across the world. It is a free app for both ios and Android users with some features needing in-app purchasing.
The Doublicat app has been renamed to the Reface app after Reface AI. It helps make fun GIF memes. All you need to do is capture your photo and then choose the gif that you want to use. The app will superimpose your face on the gif which will depend on the symmetry of your face and the gif you are using. This can be your personalized gif maker app that can be used to impress your friends. It is free on Android and ios stores with some in-app purchases.
FacePlay is similar to the Reface app. It offers many short video templates that are free to use. One can pick the video template and add your face to it. The app is free to download and use, some video templates are locked and will need purchasing.
This app has a deep nostalgia feature that is popular among social media users as it lets you animate old photos. All you have to do is upload an image and press the animate button. In a few seconds, you will get an animated version of the image with the face, eyes, and mouth moving like the Daily Prophet from Harry Potter. It is free to use on Android and ios stores.
DeepFaceLab is a windows program that allows you to create deepfake videos. It is meant for researchers and students of computer vision. It uses machine learning and human image synthesis to replace faces in videos. You will have to learn about its usage from the documentation. One would need a powerful PC with a dedicated high-end GPU. Visit GitHub for free to use the program.
14. Deep Art
Deep Art is one of the most viral apps at the moment. It can create deepfake images based on art, ancient structures, and paintings. The unique feature of Deep Art is that it uses AI to turn any photo into artwork. The algorithm is inspired by the human brain and uses stylistic elements to make artistic images. There is no privacy issue with this app and it is available for free.
1. Which software is used to make deepfake videos?
Artificial Intelligence and machine learning is sued to make deepfake videos.
2. How dangerous is a deepfake?
Currently, there are hardly any deepfake technologies that can completely fool people. If misused, these can cause serious threats to society as it can be used to misinterpret people. Deepfakes should be used within legal rights and only for fun purposes.
3. Can AI detect deep fakes?
Yes, there are certain tools to detect Deepfakes. The reliability is not consistent and varies based on the test.
4. Is it illegal to make deepfake videos?
No, it is not illegal to make deepfake videos, as long as you are explicitly depicting them as deepfake videos and not using them for misleading people. Just make sure you have permission from the person you are using photos of, otherwise there can be legal issues.