A spokesperson at Modiface said: “Beauty Mirror is designed to give users a very natural looking modified image through the addition of subtle effects, like skin clearing and slight weight loss.We’re excited to bring an app to the marketplace that will not leave users looking very obviously edited, but instead just slightly more polished.” I don’t feel like I look polished.At Facebook's annual developer conference in March, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerburg said the social network would introduce myriad features within Messenger.For example, users can also send money to friends within the app. This is the latest feature released for Messenger, following the ability to send money to friends, the launch of Messenger Platform and the introduction of Businesses on Messenger, which Facebook says is coming soon.I also had a virtual nose job – as well as some intense anti-ageing treatment. I don’t look like I belong on the cover of Vogue, but I do look normal and healthy.After airbrushing my face and performing some extensive virtual plastic surgery - there are 14 customisable options available to 'fix' my face - I look a bit ill.OK, selecting a retro filter on Instagram gives me that feeling, but virtually sculpting my face doesn’t.The fact that it’s 3D and done live on video is even more unsettling.
I don’t think it's what the makers of Beauty Mirror had in mind when they created it.The app aims to not make you feel “obviously edited” - but there’s nothing more obvious than pressing a button called ‘face lift’ as you watch your jawline change live on your phone.Modiface has said the app could be used in shops, by anti-ageing and skin care companies - as well as live video chatting software.Facebook also unveiled a platform that enables developers to easily create apps that function within Messenger.'Adding (video calling) to Messenger instead of the main Facebook app maybe ties in to Messenger's mission where it's a real core person-to-person app,' said Brian Blau, research director at Gartner Inc, a U. Video calling in Messenger is launching today for people on i OS and Android in Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, France, Greece, Ireland, Laos, Lithuania, Mexico, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, the UK, the US and Uruguay.Facebook has launched (pictured) - a standalone site that lets people chat to their Facebook contacts, start group conversations and send photos in the same way they can on the app.
It is too realistic to be light-hearted fun and, as with all such apps, it will just spark a wave of similar products that none of us really need. Join the conversation with Telegraph Wonder Women and Radhika Sanghani on Twitter The Big Short, the film adaptation of Michael Lewis' book of the same name about the causes of the financial crisis, opens in UK cinemas this weekend.