Over the last few days, FaceApp was one of the most popular topics worldwide. A number of rumors were spreading all around, with regard to its privacy policies. However, after taking considerable time, FaceApp has taken a step forward. Finally, it has responded to these privacy issues.
This latest announcement made by FaceApp certainly clears a few of the doubts that we all had regarding this app. The first point was about the images they upload. They had mentioned that they only upload a photo selected by a user for editing. So, this makes us understand that FaceApp never transfers any other images from the phone to the cloud.
It also states that it might store an uploaded photo in the cloud. The main reason for this is performance and traffic. Through this, they try to make sure that the user doesn’t upload the photo repeatedly for every edit operation. According to them, most images are deleted from their servers within 48 hours from the upload date.
Another important fact mentioned was about the requests from users, for removing all their data from their servers. For that, they inform the users to send requests from the FaceApp mobile app using “Settings->Support->Report a bug” with the word “privacy” in the subject line.
FaceApp has not forgotten to explain about their Log in feature as well. As all the FaceApp users might know, its features are available without logging in. Therefore they say that nearly 99% of the users don’t log in. Through this, they try to prove that they don’t have access to any of the data that could identify a person.
Clearing out the doubts further, they also state that they don’t sell or share any user data with any third parties. Another main topic behind FaceApp’s privacy issues was having its core R&D team located in Russia. Responding to this, they certify that even though their core R&D team is located in Russia, the user data is not transferred to Russia.
With the above explanations they have made, it’s certain that almost all the privacy issues raised against FaceApp are now clarified. However, this might be good news for all the FaceApp users worldwide. This announcement made by them would also be a factor that will affect FaceApp to increase their user base furthermore.
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