Snapchat rolled out a new update full of new designs and features this week, but users didn’t seem to be too thrilled about the changes.
Stories are no longer ordered chronologically. Instead they are ranked based on your most recent interactions. It also takes a few more steps to rewatch a story. The option to rewatch a post isn’t available right after viewing. You now have to go to the user’s profile to get a second peak.
Furthermore, the friends section now contains snaps, direct messages and group chats all on one page as opposed to separate ones as before. And to manage your own stories, you now have to tap the Snapchat logo to access the camera and to see your story views and deleted snaps.
As the alterations appeared, many took to social media to express their displeasure. Several said they hated it, reacting with GIFs and emojis.
*new Snapchat update*— Gabe Erwin (@gabe) February 7, 2018
Snapchat: “YAHH SOMETHING NEW!”
the world: pic.twitter.com/wQWLelfDLd
Does anyone else hate the new Snapchat update— Andrew Haden (@AndOneAndy) February 7, 2018
Others said they couldn’t figure how to locate all of the new features and were confused about how to find different sections of the app.
I’m not intelligent enough to operate this stupid Snapchat update. I’ve been defeated— ↟LB↡ (@lbrow5) February 7, 2018
Looks like I’ll never watch anyone’s Snapchat Stories anymore bc idk where they are— John Garrett (@johnnyrankin_) February 7, 2018
A few were so upset that they were urging their friends not to update the social media platform. They wrote, “Do not update...RT to save a life.”
PSA DONT DOWNLOAD THE NEW SNAPCHAT— melissa♕ (@melissamehlhaff) February 7, 2018
RT TO SAVE A LIFE or you’ll regret it
Do not update snapchat! It is a horrible design. Stories are mixed in with your snaps. pic.twitter.com/iabgXi7k1i— Skylar North (@BigDaddySkylar) February 7, 2018
I don’t tweet ever. But this #snapchatupdate is horrible. @Snapchat please change it back! I’m begging you. I didn’t want this update, just woke up to it. PEOPLE, DO NOT UPDATE. I REPEAT, DO NOT UPDATE!— Leneh98 (@LeneHermans) January 30, 2018
PSA: Do NOT update your Snapchat and if it hasn’t updated yet, go to your settings and turn off automatic updates for apps!!!!! RT TO SAVE A LIFE— FREDDY (@FreddyAmazin) February 7, 2018
Users even demanded that the company switch the design back to the original one.
Dear Snapchat,— Macey James (@macey_james7) February 7, 2018
Everyone hates the update so change it back
Could we start a petition to change Snapchat back?— 👾 (@jess22bess) February 7, 2018
@Snapchat how do I change my snap back to the way it was? This new update is disgusting.— Brie (@PureAphrodisiac) February 6, 2018
Could you please change back to the way it was @Snapchat— Gunnar Royer (@GRoy40) February 7, 2018
And some were confused about the hoopla as they had yet to receive the update.
lol so what’s going on w this new snapchat update? 😂 ‘mine hasn’t been updated’— SpiceBae (@spicebae_) February 7, 2018
i’m that 1% of the population who doesn’t have the new snapchat update— Shafeeq (@Y2SHAF) February 7, 2018
My Snapchat didn’t update so I’m chillin... pic.twitter.com/fdAL2JmS7l— Skai Jackson ♡ (@skaijackson) February 7, 2018
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