Snapchat has released a new update which is proving to be very annoying for many of the users. It’s includes a lot of new features. In a blog published last year, Snapchat said the update was designed to separate content produced by friends and professionals. “‘ Until now, social media has always mixed photos and videos from your friends with content from publishers and creators’, it wrote”. Chats and stories from your friends can be viewed by swiping left, while stories from publishers, creators and the community can be viewed on the discovered page that you swipe right to get to.
The friends page has also been redesigned to make it more dynamic, so that the friends you talk to the most will be easier to find rather than seeing the people that you don’t really care for.
4 out of 10 people have recently deleted snapchatted because of the new update. People are complaining about “complicated” the new update is to use and control. They complain about how the new update is too cluttered and is just plain out “annoying”. Chloe Lehn said “ I hate it, I miss the old Snapchat and it’s really hard to view stories that I actually want to see now , I don’t understand why Snapchat would change their whole setup when it was fine the way it was and everyone loved it. The only thing we actually want back is when you can see each other
best friends and maybe some other stuff but not a change in the whole layout, there was no point”. Alli Rorrick agreed with Chloe and said “ The new Snapchat update ‘sucks’ and they should’ve kept the snap stories apart of there snap. I wish they added the best friends list; where you can see your friends best friends”.
Many people have tried to reverse the update by deleting the app, going to settings and turning off the automatic update and then re downloaded the app. If this happened to work, it would only last for about an hour or maybe even less than that.
Also many people on Twitter have been trying to direct message Snapchat and ask for the update back for a certain amount of retweets. Snapchat did fortunately reply to the direct message and said “We have heard a lot of complaints about the new Snapchat update so why don’t we say 50,000 retweets and we will think about a new plan for Snapchat”. So in the the future we can maybe see the Snapchat that almost everybody loved or we will have to unfortunately stay with this recent update.