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This article was published on November 14, 2013

    This Chinese photo app, which went viral worldwide, is now available in English

    This Chinese photo app, which went viral worldwide, is now available in English Image by: Feng Li
    Kaylene Hong
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    Kaylene Hong

    Kaylene Hong was Asia Reporter for The Next Web between 2013 and 2014, based in Singapore. She is bilingual in English and Mandarin. Stay in Kaylene Hong was Asia Reporter for The Next Web between 2013 and 2014, based in Singapore. She is bilingual in English and Mandarin. Stay in touch via Twitter or Google+.

    Last month, we wrote about this Chinese photo app that strangely went viral, holding lofty rankings in main app stores in Western markets, despite almost all the users being unable to understand the instructions.

    Now it’s set to go even more places, as the app has launched an English version this week named MomentCam, available on both iOS and Android platforms.

    What’s more, Android users of popular messaging service WeChat get two extra sets of MomentCam comic templates — a move that will likely benefit both apps. Fans of MomentCam may very well download WeChat to get more templates, while spreading MomentCam images on the messaging platform could place the photo app in the limelight.

    The photo-taking and editing app, which comes with a range of customization options to transform your photo into a comic character, is produced by China’s Hightalk Software.

    As we mentioned before, the app uses advanced facial recognition to paste your face onto comic caricatures, and you get to make edits after that happens. You can alter the shape of your face, get a different hairstyle and eyebrows, and choose from 200 post-editing templates.

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    Read:This Chinese photo app has gone viral worldwide: A sign of the future or foul play?

    ➤ MomentCam | iOS | Google Play

    Headline image via Feng Li/Getty Images

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