FAQ

Who will see my selfies?

No one but you can access your password-protected Facetopo account. New Facetopo features being planned will enable Users to share their own selfies and Facetopos if they choose to. There will be different levels of sharing, and you will control who sees your photos. Your privacy is important to Facetopo. Facetopo will not share your selfies without your consent.

How will my pictures be used?

Facetopo scientists will use your photos internally for visual reference purposes. Basically by creating a 3D facetopo facemap you are translating your face into 3D number coordinate data which Facetopo scientists will analyze. Your face data will be included in the analysis of our mathematically-derived FaceTree. 

Can I do it if I'm under age 14?

Thanks for your interest! Sure but we're only analyzing adult faces for our first face tree at 10,000 Users. Please DO tell your adults about Facetopo and get them to do it. We will definitely be adding kid faces when we introduce the Family Facetrees feature.

I want to share my Facetopo 3D facemap. Is this possible?

Yes it is! After you make your fourth capture the sharing feature unlocks along with the new in v. 2.0 Fun Selfie feature. You can share your Facetopo - tag us so we can find it! #facetopo #selfies#forscience

I don’t have an iPhone, how can I make a Facetopo?

You could ask your buddy with an iPhone or iPad to download the Facetopo App so you can create a Facetopo User account and make a Facetopo using their device. And when you’re done, they can create their own account and make a Facetopo too! The Facetopo App (v. 1.41) is now available in the Google Play store.

What are some features being planned?

Glad you asked! We are planning a Website for Users to login to their Facetopo account to see all of their facetopos (data and 3D facemaps) in one place, with features like:

  • Global Facetree - a visualization of taxonomy of faces of the world. Users can see which branches of the tree correlate with their face.

  • Facetopo Family Tree - A User can help their family make Facetopos and link them all under one User account. User will be able to Import photos to create facetopos of ancestors, and create a visual family tree. Users can import and map ancestors/family faces over generations and see how parent’s faces have combined in children.

  • My Facetwin - Users can opt-in to be notified of other Users that have a face match greater than 90% (% to be confirmed).

  • User Profile questionnaire

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