2018-02-24 / The Bullhorn

New Snapchat update upsetting users

Do you hear that sound? It is the cries from every dedicated Snapchat user from every corner of the Internet.

As many of you know, the new Snapchat update has not quite settled well with users of the app.

Lots of people hate the app and consider it as ugliest and dumbest update Snapchat has ever done.

One of the top complaints coming from users is how it has a whole page dedicated to ads, which is where stories used to be. Stories are a collection of snaps, pictures or messages through the Snapchat app, which a friend on Snapchat has posted to his or her story over the last 24 hours.

Instead of the stories being in the section they used to be in, they are now mixed in with the people you snapchat. This is also one of the most common complaints.

People that you have never even snapped will just appear at the top of your list on the far left side of the app. This makes it confusing as to who you have left on open, meaning read their snap, and who you actually have never snapped.

They even shrunk the size of your streak and friend emojis. A Snapchat streak is the amount of days you and your friend have snapped each other within 24 hours for more than three consecutive days.

Friend emojis are what help you keep track of the people you snap and they can change over time, based on the way you use Snapchat.

There has been a petition going around urging Snapchat to reverse the redesign of its app.

The amount of people that have signed off on this is significant – over one million.

The petition says, “many ‘new features’ are useless or defeat the original purposes Snapchat has had for the past years.”

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel is quoted in story by Arjun Kharpul from CNBC as saying, “As expected, it will take time for our community to get used to the changes, but overall, we are pleased with the initial results and will be making the redesign available to our entire community in Q1.”

If you were not informed about this monstrosity before, now you know why they “separated the social from the media and reorganized Snapchat to make it more personal,” as what one of the new Snapchat update creators said.

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