Zuck puts on Iron Man suit to welcome MSQRD

Mark Zuckerberg

Taking a break from coding Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg put on his Iron Man mask to post a video on his profile. The video was created using face-swapping app Masquerade, which shows Zuck putting on a virtual Iron Man mask.

The company has recently acquired this cool app, which has been a hit in a short while on the App Store.

Zuckerberg, a huge Iron Man fan, said, “No, I haven’t also built an Iron Man suit. I’m using this app MSQRD that lets you put real time filters on your videos. And today I’m excited to share that the team behind MSQRD is joining Facebook.”

The new app lets you overlay funny, animated filters over your face using your phone’s selfie camera. Record a video or take a still photo on this app and later post it on Facebook. You can pick up a number of images ranging from Superman to Leonardo DiCaprio at the Oscars. Masquerade’s face swapping filters will very soon show up in the Facebook app. It will be soon showcased along with a newly added feature like stickers, finger doodles, and photo filters.

However, there are plans to keep Masquerade operational also as a standalone free app. It has an average rating of 5 stars and has consistently topped App Store’s charts for several weeks.

“Video communication is exploding. At Masquerade, we’ve worked hard to make video more fun and engaging by creating filters that enhance and alter your appearance,” said Masquerade CEO, Eugene Nevgen.

Expressing their excitement to join Facebook, Nevgen said the venture will bring the technology to even more people.

“Within Facebook, we’re going to be able to reach people at a scale like never before. For starters, we’ll be able to bring our technology to Facebook’s audience of nearly 1.6 billion people. This is a scale of audience we never imagined was possible,” he adds.

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