AncestryDNA, the world’s largest genetic ancestry testing company, announced a new feature today that will allow you to upload a photo or video of yourself or your family, along with a description of your ethnicity.
While that description will show up in the Ancestry app, the full description will also appear on the phone’s camera and the app’s search results.
“You can use the full image to create a personalized portrait of yourself, family, or your ancestry,” Ancestry’s site says.
“It’s really the only way to capture your identity with a single photo.”
The app will also be able to send you a photo of yourself that matches your description.
The new feature will be available to everyone who has been eligible to participate, though you can only upload photos and videos of yourself once.
The app has already been downloaded over 200 million times.
The feature is also a huge win for Ancestry and Ancestry DNA, both of which have been battling against the onslaught of competitors in the genomic DNA market.
AncestraDNA has been competing for the top spot for the past year, and it’s been gaining ground with its DNA tests.
The company recently announced a partnership with the company NextGen, which is a $100 million investment.
Ancestry has been pushing ahead, too, and today’s announcement shows that the company is focused on improving its customer service, too.
“Today, we are pleased to announce that Ancestry is proud to launch the most important part of Ancestries DNA service, a new photo and video upload service,” an Ancestry spokesperson told The Verge.
“This new feature is our first of many.”
The feature will only work if you have the full set of photos and video uploaded to the app.
You can also opt-out at any time, though the company will still send you the full photo and videos.
If you’re a big fan of the AncestralDNA service, you’ll probably want to take advantage of this feature too.
It will be free for a limited time.