How to find your artwork doppleganger with Google’s Arts and Culture app

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You may have noticed a recent uptick in the number of people on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites sharing pictures of themselves next to works of art that resemble them. This is because Google added a new feature to its Arts & Culture app that allows users to search Google’s catalogue of art works based on their similarity to the user’s selfie. Not everybody will find their doppelgänger but a lot of people, including celebrities, are having fun with it judging by its popularity on social media. So if you want to check yours out, here’s how to do it on iPhone and iPad:

  1. Download Google’s Arts and Culture app from the App Store.
  2. How to find your art double with Google Arts & Culture on iPhone and iPad.
  3. Open it up and make sure you are on the Home tab (bottom left), then scroll down until you see “Search with your Selfie.” Tap the Get Started button.
  4. How to find your art twin with Google Arts & Culture on iPhone and iPad.
  5. Now you will have to accept Google’s privacy disclaimer.
  6. How to find your art doppelganger with Google Arts & Culture on iPhone and iPad.
  7. Give Arts & Culture access to your camera and take a selfie. Come back and try from various angles and with different lighting to get different results.
  8. How to find your art doppelganger with Google Arts & Culture on iPhone and iPad.
  9. Swipe left to view your match.
  10. How to find your art twin with Google Arts & Culture on iPhone and iPad.
  11. Your strongest match will show prominently and there will be a row of lesser matches at the top that you can scroll through.
  12. How to find your art twin with Google Arts & Culture on iPhone and iPad.
  13. Tap the Share button to easily let all your friends see.
  14. How to find your art twin with Google Arts & Culture on iPhone and iPad.

This feature doesn’t currently work in the UK and apparently doesn’t work in Texas and Illinois due to laws about biometric data gathering.

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