Facebook has acquired Masquerade which is a mobile app that will allow users to add live face effects to videos or if you prefer swap you face with a completely new face. The news was announced on Wednesday 9th March with Mark Zuckerberg announcing the update via video whilst donning a face filter of Iron Man!
“No, I haven’t also built an Iron Man suit. I’m using this app Masquerade, that lets you put real time filters on your videos. And today I’m excited to share that the team behind Masquerade is joining Facebook,” said Zuckerberg.
Check out the video here https://www.facebook.com/zuck/posts/10102701376905821
It has not been confirmed yet when Facebook plans to integrate some of MSQRD’s features into its own apps but you can be sure this feature will be available to Facebook users soon.
Snapchat recently introduced face-swapping options and we feel Facebooks aquisition of Face-Swapping Tech is them making sure that they have some of the action. Certainly going to be a lot of fun!!!