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Meet Remini: Instagram Threads’ new rival

Remini recently added a generative AI tool that enables TikTok users to easily produce professional headshots for websites like LinkedIn by uploading their own pictures

An AI photo editing app called ‘Remini’, which went viral on TikTok, has now grabbed the top spot in the US App Store, putting Instagram’s Threads in second position.

Remini, which was first released in 2019, recently added a generative AI tool that enables TikTok users to easily produce professional headshots for websites like LinkedIn by uploading their own pictures.

One TikTok video by user @Gracesplace, for instance, showcases how she used selfies to produce a number of headshots that seem professional and include her in various stances and costumes. Since then, the video has amassed a whopping 42.9 million views on TikTok.

According to data from the analytics company Apptopia, as more people imitated her experience, demand for the AI photo app pushed it rocketing into the Numero Uno status.

Remini has received 22+ million downloads from all over the world in the last 30 days. The company said that the app had over 20 million daily active users as of July 20.

Remini discovered 2,131,000 US downloads for iOS and Android in the last 10 days.

An analytics firm Data.ai calculates that Remini spent USD 3,730,000 on goods and services between June 9 to June 15, an increase of 1,055% week-over-week.

Remini has a 4.6-star rating based on 124,000 reviews on the American App Store.

In order to construct the AI headshots, users must initially choose eight to twelve images of themselves, including up-close selfies with a range of backgrounds, expressions, and face angles.

Then you will have to choose a ‘model’ photo that exemplifies the general look and composition of the images you want to create.

Under the category ‘curriculum,’ there are several possibilities for creating professional images, but there are also options for trendy, travel, casual, and dubious Korean aesthetics.

The shots will be generated by the AI after a few minutes. When everything is finished, the user can swipe left or right while looking at the results. Also, users can submit a hazy or out-of-focus photograph, after which the app will enhance the photo’s quality, by making the picture’s subject appear sharper.

Talking about the app, it made its silent debut in 2019 as a simple picture editing software. In 2023, its photo-enhancing skills have made it stand out above Threads.

According to Apptopia data, the AI-powered picture editor has had over 22 million downloads between June last week to July 21. On July 19 and 20, the app had over 20 million daily active users (DAU).

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