There is a new application triumphing in social networks. It is called Wombo, although you will know it as “Wombo.ai” thanks to its unmistakable watermark. It is the cause of a large number of deep fakes or animations of fake faces, generated directly with that “ai” or Artificial Intelligence, which makes any photo animated. However, it is neither the logo nor the quality of the fake that is triumphing. Rather, it is the animations and songs, which help to create striking and funny scenes. But how to download and use this deep fakes app that’s a hit? Read on to find out all about it.
How to download Wombo.ai?
The Wombo app is free, luckily for everyone. And it is available on both Android mobiles and iPhone. Just go to the Google Play Store or the App Store to download the Wombo Apk or the app itself. The usual way. Search for it by the name “Wombo”, not Wombo.ai, and you’ll find the download page no problem.
As we say, it is a free tool. But not free. Within the application, there is a subscription to get certain benefits. For the modest (not) price of $4,80 per month or $30 per year, with a 3-day free trial, you will have priority processing access to prevent your videos from taking too long to be created. You will also avoid ads in the application and, incidentally, you will help the creators financially so that they can develop the application, improve it and create new features.
Of course, you can still use Wombo completely free of charge if you don’t want to spend a lot of money. But you will have to be patient. But how does Wombo.ai work?
How Wombo.ai works?
This application makes use of Artificial Intelligence hosted on the servers of the creators of Wombo. That is to say, we have to upload our photo or that of our friends or anyone else to their servers. Here the artificial intelligence recognizes the features and understands how to move them according to several examples already developed.
The work is done completely online. We install the app, choose the photo to upload and Wombo’s servers and AI take care of the rest. All we have to do is choose the song we want to represent the deep fake. The AI recognizes the face and animates it, producing a video in just a few minutes that, although far from being realistic, is very bizarre and fun.
The process is fully guided, although in English. However, in our tests, we have encountered some technical issues such as switching between the rear and front camera, with stuttering and deformed images. However, after pressing the shoot button, the resulting photo is always good.
Once you take the picture and press the green Wombo button, all that’s left is to choose from the list of songs. Each one has its melody and facial animation. The list is packed with hits with 15 choices from all genres:
- Tunak Tunal Tn by Dale Mehndi
- Dame tu cosita by El Chombo
- What is love by Haddaway?
- Chug Jug by Leviathan
- Never gonna give you up by Rick Astley
- Numa Numa by O-zone
- Boom, boom, boom, boom, boom!!! by Vengaboys
- Dame Dane by Yakuza OST
- I feel good by James Brown
- Witch Doctor by Cartoons
- Everytime we touch by Cascada
- I will survive by Gloria Gaynor
- Don’t Cha by The Pussycat Dolls
- Ding Dong Song by Gunther
- Thriller by Michael Jackson
Once you choose the song and confirm the action, you just have to wait. The process may be delayed if many other users are using the application. Hence its Premium version with priority over the rest of the people. After a couple of minutes of loading and processing, you will see the result directly on the screen.
The result is not very realistic, especially if the initial photo shows teeth or a smile. Wombo’s AI introduces movement of the user and also of his mouth, simulating singing the song. Too many details to manage generically. So you may have created a real scapegoat. Although that’s part of the fun of it. The creators recommend looking at the camera and avoid smiling with teeth to make the result as realistic as possible.
Three buttons appear next to the resulting video. One to go back and repeat the shot and create a new video, another to save the result in the gallery (save), and a third to directly share the content. The result is an MP4 video that you can send via WhatsApp, share on social networks like Twitter, Instagram, or even TikTok. With this, you will have everything ready to horrify and laugh at friends and family from a single static photograph.
Is it safe to use Wombo?
From the privacy description of the application, the creators are very clear about the use of user data. Wombo needs the photo to create the video, and according to its creators, this information is destroyed right after the content has been created. That is, it is not stored for any other purpose. Or so they say. Neither to better train their Artificial Intelligence nor to create examples. So, presumably, uploading the photo to their servers will not imply a risk to the privacy or security of the protagonist of the photo.
However, Wombo does collect and store reports and data on how users use the application for a longer period (the time necessary for each purpose according to the developers). All this, supposedly, to improve and develop it. But in this case, there is no sensitive user information.
Therefore, it looks like an innocuous application focused on creating the weirdest and funniest content. Videos that demonstrate the capabilities of deep fakes and artificial intelligence, even if they are not fine-tuned can be funny and hilarious.