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A NEW app that uses artificial intelligence to turn your profile picture into a painting has taken the internet by storm.

You may have seen your friends looking slightly different on Facebook as people are turning themselves into works of art. A free app makes it possible for anyone to turn a photo into an online painting and it’s proving pretty popular.

The social media site is being flooded with posts of people sharing themselves and loved ones as the artwork. It’s simple to do one yourself. You simply visit the website www.newprofilepic.com and upload the photo you want to turn into a painting.

It takes literally seconds to do and the results are pretty flattering. Here’s me with a flawless complexion for the first time in 20 years. Who needs a filter anyway!

How to turn your photo into a painting in seconds

NEW app that uses artificial intelligence to turn your profile picture into a painting has taken the internet by storm. Called NewProfilePic (also New Profile Picture Editor), the app enables users to convert their photos to AI-generated cartoon portraits.

New Profile Pic app Twitter trend has everyone turning selfies into artwork
The app NewProfilePic is taking over the internet and social media

It was created by Informe Laboratories, Inc. an app developing group that also released the popular ToonMe service.

The app is available in over 100 countries and in up to 10 different languages.

In the app’s ‘about page’, the developers dared their users “to be different with a profile pic that reflects your current mood.”

They also claimed that their service utilizes the latest AI technology.

On the Apple store, the app has already garnered hundreds of reviews and a 4.8-star rating.

At the time of publishing, only one review out of 844 was negative, with the user denouncing the app as “slow”.

All other users, however, raved about the application, saying that they were “already obsessed” and “in love”.

You can then just download the image as a jpg and share it on your social media profiles.

New Profile Pic app Twitter trend has everyone turning selfies into artwork

There are different backgrounds to choose from and if you return to the site a week later you can pick new effects and other options.

Even the dog wanted to get in on the act with his squeaky chicken toy.

New Profile Pic app Twitter trend has everyone turning selfies into artwork

How to download the app

The application is free and available to download on the Apple App Store and Google Play.

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Users can also access the app in full via its website link – found here.

How to use the app

First, you need to download the app or head to the website.

Next, you must select and upload an image from your photo library.

Once your image is uploaded, you can scroll through a variety of filters and photo effects.

Image styles include cartoon effects, art effects, and toony filters.

Simply select the style you want, hit done, and download your image.

The app claims that it updates its styles constantly, so users are welcome to “come back whenever”.

As always, users should do their due diligence to understand the privacy policies of an app before downloading it.

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