You’ve probably seen your friends transforming into animated characters on TikTok, thanks to the viral Voilà app. The new app, which launched in March 2021, makes it so easy to give yourself a “Disney” makeover with 3D and 2D cartoon filters. Since the app stores some of your data — including images you upload — you may be wondering if the Voilà app is safe. Here’s what you need to know.
If you haven’t tried it out yet, the Voilà AI Artist Cartoon Photo app, which is available on both the App Store and Google Play, uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to transform a photo you upload into something that looks like a cartoon character. There are four filter variations you can choose from: 3D cartoon (which is similar to Pixar/Disney style), Renaissance painting, 2D cartoons, and caricatures.
Once you’re done having fun with the app, you might wonder how secure your information is. In its privacy policies, the Voilà app provides information about how your information is stored and used. For a better understanding, take a look at what the app says about how it uses information you share.
Aside from separate uploads, the app doesn’t collect any of your photo albums, even if you grant the app access to them.
The company shares that this data will be used “to provide language and location-based personalization.” The policy also notes that it may share your info, including personal details, with third parties such as law enforcement, businesses, and governments. If there’s any other need to disclose your data for reasons outside of their policy, the company will contact you for consent.
Similar to many other apps, a lot of your information is shared when you use Voilà. According to the Wemagine.AI policy, the company states, “We strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.”
Like many other apps, you’ll ultimately need to decide for yourself whether or not you want to consent to the collection of your data so you can use Voilà’s features. If you do give the app a shot, but you decide later that you no longer want the company to collect your data (which, of course, may impact your app experience), you can simply email firstname.lastname@example.org.