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'Face match' makes Google Arts & Culture most downloaded free app on US App Store

Alongside the picture the app serves up it also presents a percentage of how much the portrait art resembles the app's user. The "selfie matching" feature should appear, provided your VPN is working. And it's one that's clearly caught on!

Whether you're into selfies or not - and whether the selfie feature is available in your area or not - you can still use Google Arts & Culture to check out tons of awesome art.

The first thing you have to do is download the app, of course.

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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.

But, in two years, the app had recorded just a million downloads on Play Store, which is a blip on the Google universe. The section says " Is your Portrait in a museum?". However, do not open the app immediately after downloading.

Since the Google Arts & Culture app isn't dedicated exclusively to comparing selfies with art, there's a bunch of other stuff to sift through to get to the new function. I recommend the art camera feature, which allows you to explore high-definition artworks.

Google's app, one of many from the internet giant, is created to introduce the world to fine art, but a feature that's not prominently displayed now allows users to take a selfie, and compare themselves to works of great art. Tap on Get Started and follow the instructions.

That's thanks to a certain feature, called "Is your portrait in a museum?", which uses facial recognition technology to couple a selfie with a portrait from a famous art gallery. And so I began! It then shows the selfie and the art doppelganger side by side. You line up your face inside the boxed area and snap a photo.

Are you a Vincent van Gogh? Or maybe a royal guard in the background of a glorious Goya painting! So much so that it became the most downloaded free app on the Apple App Store in the USA, according to app analytics tracker App Annie. If you are wondering how those users got access to that feature, we are here to help.

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