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Best Apps for Blurring Faces in Photos and Videos

Respecting the privacy of the people who accidentally ended up in your shot is a common courtesy. In addition, making that material public can have legal consequences. So, in order to avoid needless complications, you can simply blur a person’s face before you share a photo or a video on social networks. There are plenty of Android and iPhone apps that enable you to blur a face or any part of an image just moments after you’ve recorded a video or taken a photo. 

In this article we are going to take you through the 10 best apps you can use to blur faces on your Android devices or iPhone & iPad.

Auto Blind Auto Blur

( iPhone, iPad )

Anonymise any photographs you take with this app. Faces are either blurred or masked automatically so that you can make more use of photographs in your classroom but still conform to school policies.

Auto Blind Auto Blur (ABAB) is titled to describe its purpose.  It automatically blurs out or puts a mask (blinds) across the eyes of people in photographs.  It can do this for single or multiple people and is an effective means of capturing the activity of a photograph without needlessly capturing the likeness of the people within it.


FilmoraGo-Video & Movie Editor

( Android, iPhone, iPad )

Filmora is a pretty powerful face blur application, which will not stamp a watermark or place a time limit on your clip. It features a face-off function which automatically tracks the position and rotation of the face in your picture or video, which lets you blur out faces with minimal effort. You can also use it to automatically add a funny grimace to the detect faces in the video clip. It means that you can replace the people’s faces with hilarious masks instead of the monotonous. It will be so much fun to blur video.



Blur & Mosaic

( iPhone, iPad )

If you are looking for an app that makes obscuring faces in photos and videos easy, then Blur&Mosaic is probably one of the best choices you have at your disposal. You just have to use your finger to mark the area you’d like to blur and choose from nine available mosaic styles. Furthermore, there are four different thickness and strength options that allow you to control the amount of the effect you’re going to apply to the image. However, the app contains ads, and you have to make an in-app purchase in order to remove them.



There is absolutely nothing complicated or difficult about blurring faces or any other part of a photo with this app. You just have to use your finger to select the area of a picture you’d like to pixelate or blur and then proceed to choose the brush size and the intensity of the effect. In addition, you can use Point Blur to blur the background of a photo and create a smooth bokeh effect. Once you’ve blurred a photo successfully, you can share it on any social media of your choice.


This application will create a pixelated mosaic when you trace your finger over an area of an image. Several varieties of mosaic are available. You can also select from four different grades of thickness and strength for your mosaic.

There are four types of blur you can choose from, and you can edit your videos in Simple and Timeline modes. You can specify the area of the shot you’d like to blur manually and use the slider to set the intensity of the blur effect.


Private Photo Vault - Pic Safe

( Android, iPhone, iPad )

Private Photo Vault has been around since early 2011 and has been rapidly improving being updated over 18 times since then. Private Photo Vault allows you to take photos directly into the app without having to go through the camera roll first. This is great for taking photos that you don’t want anyone to see. Private Photo Vault allows you to import photos into the app and hide them behind a PIN or Pattern lock.


Keepsafe Photo Vault

( Android, iPhone, iPad )

Keepsafe secures personal photos and videos by locking them down with PIN protection, fingerprint touch ID, and military-grade encryption. It’s the best place for storing your personal pictures and videos. With Keepsafe, you can protect your privacy, secure your photos, and save phone space.