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  • The Google Arts & Culture app released a new feature that matches your selfie with your art doppelgänger.
  • You just take a selfie and the app will instantly match you with five people in paintings you could find at museums.
  • Results are mixed: Some art doppelgängers are accurate, and others make no sense at all.

The Google Arts & Culture app, a virtual museum app that launched last year, has created a new feature that helps you find your art doppelgänger.

The face-matching feature works by matching your selfie to a selection of paintings found in museums all over the world.

Now the feature is going viral, thanks to its hilarious results, and people are posting their art doppelgängers all over social media.

Sometimes the results are scarily accurate.

 We tried the app ourselves, and results were mixed.

I downloaded the app and took my selfie to find out my art twin. The first time I tried, I got five results and none of them were particularly impressive.

My doppelgänger is an unnamed Spanish woman.
Joanna Fantozzi

I tried again, and the second time wasn’t much better.

A portrait of Private Frances Depole, one of the few female soldiers in World War II.
Joanna Fantozzi

My painting doppelgänger consistently only had a 30 to 35% accuracy rate.

My Dad downloaded the app and his results were much better, with a 55% accuracy rate.

A 19th century portrait of Jose Maria Diez de Aznar.
Joanna Fantozzi

My final thoughts: This app is a lot of a fun, but don’t take it too seriously.

The free app is not meant to be incredibly accurate. It probably helps if you already have prominent or exaggerated features, but it’s fun to try out nevertheless.

Download the app here and try it out for yourself.

Source: Insider