Why You're Suddenly Seeing So Many Anime-Like Selfies On Social Media

January 19, 2017
Have you suddenly noticed tons of anime-like photos in your social media feeds? The culprit is the Meitu app.

It's several years old, but has exploded in popularity here in the United States in the last few days. In the Apple App Store it was the 27th most popular free app as of Thursday afternoon. That may seem low until you realize it was 973rd overall on Saturday.

Officially it is a "one touch photoshop for enhancing your beauty and putting the finishing touches on your photos." But it also allows you to turn your photos into artwork. A couple examples are below and many more can be found by searching #meitu.

-Mike Draup

Photo: USA Today