What Is Meitu? The Internet Can't Get Enough Of This Photo Editing App
If you're looking for a new app to spice up your selfie-game, look no further because a new app, Meitu, is here to fill your needs. What is Meitu, you might be wondering? This app allows you to upload pictures of yourself and really glam them up — and the internet can't get enough of it.
Similar to an app like Instagram that allows you to easily edit photos on your phone, Meitu is focused on the glam aspect of selfies. Users can choose to apply virtual makeup, retouch their image, and use heavily stylized filters to give their faces a surreal appearance.
Interestingly, you can upload any picture at all — including pictures that aren't actually of you. So you can, in theory, upload and stylize a picture of a celebrity, a cartoon character, or even your grandpa. You know, the usual suspects who would like a halo and some fake eyelashes, because why not?
Using the app itself is pretty simple. You can go to either the iTunes App Store or Google Play Store depending on your device, search for the "Meitu" app, download it, and you're ready to get started. Oh, and it's free, so that's an added bonus.
Here are some awesome examples of what you can do with the app:
If you keep feeding the pictures from the Meitu app back into itself, things escalate very quickly pic.twitter.com/9BIJhENwkk— Laura Hudson (@laura_hudson) January 18, 2017
And some hilarious ones, too:
No, YOU spent the morning putting various videogame characters through Meitu filters... (for your viewing pleasure) pic.twitter.com/VUW9Tw4Pcw— Insert Coin (@InsertCoinTees) January 18, 2017
Now, it's also worth noting that there are some valid concerns about the Meitu app, too. A lot of people are concerned that Meitu requests so much information from users. You know how you have to agree to let apps access aspects of your data and phone in order to use them? Many are worried that the amount and type of information Meitu asks for could put your identity and personal information at risk.
As is the case with all things, it's good to read all of the fine print and educate yourself before you make any decisions. It's easy to fall into the habit of just "accepting" virtual terms and conditions, but remember: Your identity and personal data are no joke!