Yes, the Deepfake videos have become the trend and we have a deepfake Chinese app by the name of Zao that has taken the internet by storm this time. Using the app you can create deepfake videos within seconds with the results looking very authentic.
Although the app is just for fun it can become problematic if the video is used for misrepresenting someone, so here in this article, we have selected the deepfake apps and websites very carefully and chosen the ones that are mostly harmless and can be used for research purposes. These services can be used to study machine learning, computer vision, image recognition, and of course to have some fun.
So let's dive in and find out the top 5 deepfake video services of today.
Best Deepfake Apps and Websites in 2021
The latest deepfake app that has gone viral in China for its ingenious ability where it can create deepfake videos within seconds, is Zao. From its library, you can choose video clips including scenes from Chinese drama series, Big Bang Theory, popular movies from Hollywood and more. In just a few seconds, Zao will create a deepfake video that might look just like the original video. The most surprising part is that the app only takes a few seconds to do this, unlike many powerful computers which can take hours.
The Zao app has only been released in China for both iOS and Android users. Even if you sideload the app on Android you can't actually use it outside of China as it requires a Chinese phone number for signing up. But then when it was tested in India, it did work but it doesn't look as natural on Indian faces as you would expect.
Also, if you are concerned about your privacy, you should go through the privacy instructions before using the app as it might raise some privacy concerns.
Install: Android / iOS – Free
2. Deepfakes web?
You can use the Deepfakes web? to create deepfake videos on the web. The various complexities of face data are absorbed by the deep learning feature of its. Deepfakes web? might take about 4 hours to learn and train from videos and images but it takes only another half an hour to swap the faces using the trained model.
It can take hours to render all the data even though it uses a powerful GPU on the cloud thus going on to show that creating deepfake videos isn't a walk in the park and Zao doing it within seconds is truly something out of the ordinary.
The website is paid and it charges $2 for an hour of usage.
Unless you have been living under a rock all this while, you have probably seen some clips from Wombo. Wombo is a lip-syncing app allowing you to transform others or yourself into a singing face. Just from a single image, you can make the character sing any of the 15 songs that are available. Taking over all the Reels and TikTok across the world, this app is all the rage right now.
Install: Android / iOS (Free, in-app purchases)
Previously there was a renowned deepfake app named Doublicat that would help you make fun GIF memes. Now, the developers of Doublicat have renamed the app Reface, which is named after the Reface AI.
The Generative Adversarial Network (GAN) behind the scenes is the Reface AI.
On this app, you just need to capture the photo and then choose the gif that you want to use.
Then, in a few seconds, your face will be superimposed on the gif by the app. The superimposition of the face will majorly depend on the symmetry of your face and the gif that you are using.
You could use this app as a personalized gif maker app and impress your friends and colleagues.
Install: Android / iOS – Free (in-app purchases)
MyHeritage is another viral deepfake app that you should try out. As it lets you animate old photos, the app's Deep Nostalgia feature had gained popularity among social media users. You can use this feature by just uploading an image and pressing the animate button.
Then in just a few seconds, you will get an animated version of the image where the eyes, face and mouth will be moving like it is straight from The Daily Prophet magical newspaper from Harry Potter.
Install: Android / iOS / Website (Free)
To sum it up, these are the top apps and websites you can use for deepfake editing your pictures and videos. You can choose the one that fits what you want exactly, from the above list.
Be careful while you use the app and make sure that you do not misrepresent someone.