Get Ready for TikTok Deepfakes

TikTok Face Swap

Ready to put your face on someone else’s TikTok video? ByteDance, TikTok’s parent company, has built a face-swapping feature that may be incorporated into TikTok, as well as Douyin.

The unreleased feature creates realistic-looking deepfakes that TikTok calls “Face Swap.”

Chinese face-swapping app Zao is so good that WeChat blocked it because it posed a security risk.

When will deepfakes be available to 1.5 billion TikTok and Douyin users at the touch of a button? Your guess is as good as mine. But… get ready. This technology is here. Now. And it is going to be packaged for consumers soon.

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Author’s note: This is not a sponsored post. I am the author of this article and it expresses my own opinions. I am not, nor is my company, receiving compensation for it.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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