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The 5 Best Free Deepfake Tools for Swapping Faces in 2024

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Written by Runbo Li

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Deepfake technology has made massive progress in recent years, allowing anyone to create realistic face swaps in photos and videos, whether on social media or even movies.

In this article, we’ll walk through the top 5 best free tools for swapping faces in 2024, and teach you how to swap faces like a pro for free.

Let’s dive in.

The best free face swap apps

What makes the best free face swap tool?

The best face swap tools are free, high-quality, easy to use, customizable, and have unique features. They should enable anyone to create amazing face swaps quickly and easily with no skills.

Here's what we looked for as we evaluated the best face swap tools:

  • Free Usage: Does the tool enable significant free usage without paying?
  • Quality: Is the output realistic and indistinguishable from real life?
  • Customization: Can you upload your own photos and videos and customize the output?
  • Ease of Use: Is the tool easy to use, even for beginners?
  • Unique Features: Does the tool have unique features that enhance the experience?

The best AI face swap tools at a glance

Best for Features Platforms Free plan
Magic Hour Fast, unlimited, realistic face swaps
  • Photo face swap
  • Video face swap
  • Unlimited usage
  • Swaps all faces
  • Template library
Web Yes, unlimited usage with no sign up required. Can sign up to increase length.
Akool Swapping multiple faces
  • Photo face swap
  • Video face swap
  • Multi-face swap
  • Re-ager
Web Yes, 100 credits (25 photos or 10 videos)
Vidnoz Beginners with simple face swap needs
  • Photo face swap
  • Video face swap
Web Yes, three uses per day with no sign up required
Photoleap Face swapping on mobile
  • Photo face swap
  • Video face swap
  • GIF face swap
  • Swap one face
iOS, Android Yes, with video length and hidden usage limits
FaceFusion Running locally and customization
  • No queue
  • Many settings
  • Swap one face
  • Swap all faces
Web Yes, but GPU required

Top Free Deepfake Tools for Face Swapping

Magic Hour: Best Tool for Unlimited Usage and Realism

Magic Hour

Magic Hour pros:

  • Unlimited free usage
  • No sign up required
  • Realistic photo and video face swaps

Magic Hour cons:

  • Limited free resolution
  • Queue if busy

Magic Hour is a great face swap tool for swapping faces in photos and videos with a high degree of realism. The face swaps seamlessly blend into the original photo or video, and the face swaps work even if there’s objects in front of the person’s face.

The interface is user-friendly, and you can use it unlimited with no sign-up required. It is however limited in resolution and video length, and there is a queue when it’s busy. However, if you sign up for free, the queue and length restrictions are removed.

Magic Hour is a good choice for both beginners and professionals, as it comes with advanced features such as trimming, lip sync, and an API if you sign up. Here’s a step-by-step guide to get the most out of Magic Hour’s face swap capabilities.

Magic Hour price: Subscriptions start at $10 per month on its Creator plan if you subscribe yearly. Subscriptions increase resolution, remove the watermark, and give you more credits. Magic Hour also offers frame packs for $3 that remove watermarks and give you more credits if you don’t want to subscribe.

Akool: Best Tool for Swapping Multiple Faces


Akool pros:

  • Multi-face swap
  • Re-age feature
  • Fast face swaps

Akool cons:

  • Watermarks cover the entire video
  • Not the easiest to use

Akool is a great tool for multi-face swaps. Multi-face swaps are when you swap one face with one face, another face with another face, and so on. It’s useful if you want a customized video such as a movie with its actors recast.

Akool offers 100 credits for new users, which can be used for 25 photo face swaps or 10 video face swaps. On the downside, watermarks are added on the entire photos and videos, unlike other tools which put it in the corner. So if you plan on sharing the output, you may not have the most visually appealing video.

That said, Akool is a useful alternative to other tools if you want multi-face swap or its re-age feature, which allows you to change the age of the person you’re swapping.

Akool price: Subscriptions start at $21 per month on its Professional plan if you subscribe yearly. This increases resolution, removes the watermark, and gives you more credits. Akool does not allow you to purchase credits a la carte, though you can increase the number of credits in your subscription at an increased cost

Vidnoz: Simple Face Swap Tool for Beginners


Vidnoz pros:

  • No sign up required
  • Photo and video face swaps
  • Fast face swaps

Vidnoz cons:

  • Only three videos per day
  • Not the most realistic
  • Lack of control

If you're new to face swaps and just want a simple tool, Vidnoz is a decent place to start. Vidnoz offers photos and video face swap and allows you to swap three videos per day. However, you have to wait in a queue if it’s busy.

The face swaps are decent quality, but don’t look as realistic as other tools, especially if the two faces you’re using are different in skin tone. The face swapper also only selects one face in the photo or video to swap, but doesn’t tell you which, which can lead to unintended results and wasted usage.

That said, Vidnoz is a good place to start for beginners who just want to try out face swaps for the first time, and only want to make a few. Just don’t expect the quality and control of other tools.

Vidnoz price: Subscriptions for face swap start at $12.99 per month. This increases resolution, removes the watermark, and gives you more credits. Vidnoz does not allow you to purchase credits a la carte. Vidnoz also offers plans for its other features, but those don’t include face swap.

Photoleap: Best Face Swap App on Mobile


Photoleap pros:

  • Free for first few uses
  • Available on iOS and Android
  • Can select which face to swap

Vidnoz cons:

  • Slow and buggy
  • Doesn’t have many features

If using a mobile app is important, Photoleap is your choice. It’s available on iOS and Android, and has a tool called FaceSwitch that lets you swap faces in photos and videos.

It’s relatively simple and easy to use, and the quality is above average. And unlike most face swap apps on mobile, you don’t have to start a free trial or enter your credit card to get started.

However, the usage limits are hidden, and you may receive errors randomly when you’ve hit the peak with no indication of why. FaceSwitch is also light in features and doesn’t offer the ability to swap more than one face. Also, the app is extremely slow and often runs into errors without telling you why, which makes the user experience unintuitive. That said, it’s the best mobile face swap app we’ve tried, and is worth a try.

Photoleap price: Photoleap is $1.14 per week if you subscribe yearly, and $7.99 per week if you subscribe weekly. It does however come with a 7 day free trial. Subscriptions unlock features such as editing tools and filters and effects, but don’t mention anything about face swap, which suggests the feature set is the same for paid users.

FaceFusion: Best Face Swap Tool for Customization


FaceFusion pros:

  • Free to run locally
  • Full customizability
  • High quality

FaceFusion cons:

  • Requires a GPU
  • Requires technical knowledge to install
  • Lacks multi-face swap

If you don’t mind working with Github repos and have a powerful GPU, FaceFusion is a good pick as it generates realistic face swaps with full customizability.

It has a steeper learning curve compared to other tools, but the results and costs can be advantageous if you run it locally. Follow the FaceFusion installation guide and join the FaceFusion Discord community to learn how to get started.

FaceFusion includes many models for face swapping so you can find the one you like best. FaceFusion can also be run in a GUI or command line, giving you multiple options. The main con is the upfront cost, since you need a powerful GPU to do face swaps without taking forever. For example, an NVIDIA RTX 3090, a common choice, costs $1,269.99 on Amazon. That said, if you plan on doing a lot of face swapping, a GPU may be worth the investment.

FaceFusion price: Free, excluding the price of a GPU. You can also pay the developers of FaceFusion for additional features or if you want to support their development.

What's the best free face swap tool?

The best free face swap tool depends on your needs and use cases, and we’ve listed the top five for your consideration along with each of their pros and cons. Most of these tools offer free daily usage, so you can try them before committing. As with many AI tools, the best way to learn is to get started.

Using Deepfake Technology Responsibly

As with any powerful technology, it's important to use it responsibly. Always respect others' privacy and obtain consent before creating deepfakes involving other people. Remember, misusing deepfakes can cause harm to others or involve legal consequences, so make sure to use these tools for fun and safe purposes only.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Are these deepfake tools completely free to use?

Yes, most the tools mentioned in this post offer free credits or a limited number of free face swaps daily. However, some tools may have paid plans for additional features or increased usage.

Can I use these deepfake tools for commercial purposes?

It's important to read the terms of service of each tool carefully before using them for commercial purposes. Some tools may have specific restrictions or require a commercial license.

What is the best AI face swapper?

The best AI face swapper depends on your needs and use cases. However, Magic Hour is a great overall choice for web, and Photoleap is a great overall choice for mobile.

Can I upload my own videos?

Yes, each of the tools in this list allow you to upload your own videos and face swap them.

How we evaluate and test tools

Our app picks are written by humans who have spent years testing and building AI apps. We spend dozens of hours researching and testing tools for each article and use them personally, just like you would. We're never paid for placement in our articles and only list tools we’ve built if we genuinely believe they’re best in class.

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About Runbo Li

Co-founder & CEO of Magic Hour
Runbo Li is the Co-founder & CEO of Magic Hour. He is a Y Combinator W24 alum and was previously a data scientist at Meta where he worked on 0-1 consumer social products in New Product Experimentation. He has personally created over 50K videos using AI, runs Magic Hour's social media, and loves building creation tools.