TikTok reacts to 'scary' new photo app that 'brings pictures to life': 'I don't think my heart could take it'

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A photo app is making the rounds on TikTok — but not for its cool filter presets or Photoshopping capabilities. Instead, the MyHeritage photo app is going viral for basically bringing photos to life.

MyHeritage is an online genealogy platform that also has several options for editing and preserving old family photos. Previously, users were able to colorize and enhance pictures from the past, but now there’s a new technology that allows you to animate them as well.

A 16-year-old TikToker named Thomas showed off the app’s features in one of his videos, which quickly racked up over 1.4 million views.

“I tried the app that brings pictures to life,” Thomas wrote before showing the technology in action.

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Thomas used old photos of his grandparents and great-grandparents to show that the MyHeritage photo app technology is truly incredible. In the photos — which look like they’re straight out of Harry Potter — Thomas’s family members seem to move around the frame, and even blink.

“It makes them seem so much more human,” one user commented.

“Technology is evolving too quickly, this is scary,” another added.

Other commenters saw a much sweeter side to the app’s capabilities.

“You mean I can see my brother like that again?” one user asked.

“I wish [I could] do this with a picture of my mom,” another said. “But she just passed away over a week ago and I don’t think my heart could take it.”

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