By: NATALIE TOPALIAN Jul 18, 2019 10 Must-Know Facts About FaceApp & Your Security If you even have the slightest social media presence, then you've most definitely noticed that a lot of your friends and family are posting photos left and right of what they'd look like several years down the road... we're talking 70s, 80s, 90s, even 100s. Everyone's been getting a good laugh out of using FaceApp to see what they'll look like in their elder years... until they learned that using the app may be a big compromise to personal privacy. Or is it? Before you download and engage with FaceApp, take a look at these ten must-know facts. Already have it downloaded? It's never too late to learn more about this platform and how to modify your settings and permissions with its use. Top 10 Facts: FaceApp & Your Security FaceApp is a Russian startup based in St. Petersburg, FL. The company uses Google and Amazon servers based in America, which means the data is stored and remains in America. Despite public claims, FaceApp users are not required to grant account and camera roll permissions in order to use the app. Photos taken using the app are stored in the cloud indefinitely by FaceApp. Yaroslav Goncharov, CEO of FaceApp, says that the only photos taken to the cloud for processing are the exact photos the user selects and most photos are deleted after 48 hours. Android and iOS devices allow you to remove permissions granted to any app. We recommend removing these permissions when you are finished using any app that you don't trust. Click here to learn how to remove permissions on Android devices. Click here to learn how to remove permissions on iOS devices. Always be mindful of what photos you upload or take using FaceApp. The EULA allows FaceApp to maintain ownership, distribution rights, royalties, and other rights to the photos you take or upload using the app. In order to get the best image on FaceApp, make sure you're in an area with good lighting and have fun. ; ) See? You can have fun with trending apps and keep your privacy protected, too. Have another question about FaceApp? Email Zach, our Digital Account Manager, and he'd be happy to do some more digging for ya. And make sure to download our handy-dandy fact sheet by clicking the PDF icon!