The Google Arts and Culture Face-Match That’s Taking Over Your Instagram

And how to use it.

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There's one activity that's been keeping everyone busy this weekend, and that's taking a selfie with the Google Arts and Culture Face-Match app. The magical app takes your photo, and then finds your museum doppelgänger, and the results range from spooky to downright hilarious.

The app first launched in 2016, letting users browse art from more than a thousand museums. But the newly introduced Face-Match feature is already proving to be a big hit on social media, with users readily sharing their results. All you need to do is download the Google Arts and Culture app, and take photo of yourself. Unfortunately, you can't upload your hottest selfie, but have to take a new photo for it to work. After you've posed, the app will match your face to a famous artwork somewhere in the world.

In case you need convincing that you should try the Google Arts and Culture Face-Match app immediately, here are some of the most brilliant results that social media has to offer:

1. That smile.

2. The time traveler.

3. The confidence boost.

4. Making your friends do it.

5. Not everyone likes the result.

6. Nailed it.

7. It's addictive.

8. When the app wins.

9. Feeling so great.

10. Who do I sue?

11. In another lifetime...

12. Using a cat as a hat.

13. When the likeness is uncanny.

14. No cats allowed.

15. A head on a stick.

16. "I am art."

17. Separated at birth.

18. It's all in the eyes.

19. Stop rolling your eyes... it's pretty accurate.

20. What happened?

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21. Gilmore Girls as art.

Amy Mackelden

Amy Mackelden is a freelance writer, editor, and disability activist. Her bylines include Harper's BAZAAR, Nicki Swift, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, ELLE, The Independent, Bustle, Healthline, and HelloGiggles. She co-edited The Emma Press Anthology of Illness, and previously spent all of her money on Kylie Cosmetics.