How to create the funniest and most uncomfortable face swaps, the biggest web craze since selfies

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Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, face swapped BI Screenshot

Everyone takes selfies these days — but if you want your quick group shot to become something a little bit more memorable and terrifying, you should try face-swapping. 

There are a number of different ways to do face-swapping, although most swaps you’ll see on the internet are from Snapchat’s new filter, introduced earlier this year. 

In some ways, face swapping is the first experience most people have with augmented reality, or the ability for increasingly smart computers to modify an image of real life in real time. 

Here are some of the most disturbing face swaps on the internet, as well as a few different ideas to help generate images that will haunt your dreams. 

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title=”Perhaps the easiest way to start faceswapping is in Snapchat. If you’re not already familiar with Snapchat filters, here’s the easiest way to get started. Simply tap down on your face until a mesh overlay appears on it. That’s Snapchat’s facial recognition software working. It will look like this:”
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title=”Then, swipe left through all of Snapchat’s filters — some are pretty fun! — until you get to the end, which is the face swapping filter.”
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title=”Then, find a friend, or an inanimate object that kind of looks like a face, stand next to it and get swapping. Press the take photo button to capture a pic or hold down for video.”
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title=”Although Snapchat is most likely the easiest way to swap faces, considering it’s probably already installed on your phone, you do have other face swapping options, like Microsoft’s new Project Murphy, a Skypebot that superimposes your face on famous people or cartoons.”
content=”Here’s Bill Gates as Steve Jobs. Try it out here.”
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I apologize for any nightmares I have induced.Also, notice my face subtly hiding on the wheel in the back.


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