Google Arts and Culture app matches your face to famous painting

'Face match' makes Google Arts & Culture most downloaded free app on US App Store

The Arts and Culture app was originally created to promote pieces of art and culture in the course of virtual tours round the world's most famed fine art museums, the Guggenheim Museum in Spain's Bilbao and the Dutch Rijksmuseum just to name a few.

Once the software finds the art piece that most closely resembles you, it will also show a comparable percentage of the match. Do not open the app before the next step. The Google Arts and Culture app helps users explore museums, learn about famous artists and has details on art projects. It's free, and easy to find through search on Google Play and Apple's App Store.

Google's Arts & Culture app has been available since 2016 but it didn't zoom to the number one spot on the app charts until it released the new "Is your portrait in a museum" feature, in which you upload a selfie and Google scans its curated archives of gallery and museum collections to match your face with a classic work of art.

Users should then scroll down to the section that says "Is your portrait in a museum?" Tap on Get Started and follow the instructions. So how can India users try out the "selfie matching" feature on the Google Arts & Culture app?

I opened the menu on the left, which is full of stuff but doesn't have a "take selfie" option. Boom. You've got portraits. And so I began! You line up your face inside the boxed area and snap a photo. So, you'll know exactly how much the painting truly looks like you.

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Celebrities are getting in on the fun as well.

As if Chicago doesn't already have enough of a chip on its shoulder, now we are, along with Texas, one of the only two states unable to access the museum-selfie app that's gone viral this week.

If you live somewhere that doesn't have access to the feature just yet, a good way to stay aware of when it's coming your way is by following the Google Arts & Culture account on Twitter.

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