People Are DELETING Snapchat After Their “Disgusting And Complicated” New Update
11 January 2018, 14:46
Literally no one asked for this.
Snapchat has done it again. They've updated the 'Stories' part of the app and no one likes it. In fact, people are so strongly against the new update, they're deleting it clean off their phones.
In the previous version of the app, all the stories from your friends and celebrities were listed on one page in a nice chronological order and brands were separated in another. It was easy to use, quick to scan through, and simple to decide who's day you wanna sleuth on and who you want to avoid at all costs.
HOWEVER... In their new update, Snapchat have now changed that interface and the stories page is now an ugly mess.
For all my internationals this is what the update looked like, the stories are on the left but they’re huge and basically show you what’s in the story (so no ones gonna actually click and watch it) and they’re not in order their all mixed up, my Snapchat his most of my Snapchat’s pic.twitter.com/sxJFKXi2a7— Tommy Blake (@tommyxblake) January 10, 2018
The 'stories' page has gone. Stories from the celebrities you follow and the brand publishing pages have now all been merged into the 'discover' page. They are now no longer chronological and it's almost damn near impossible to find people who you actually chose to follow amongst the brands.
'Public stories' and 'recommended posts' from people you don't even follow will now also show up in your 'discover' timeline.
the stories on the new snapchat update is so ugly, it has random fucking people that you don’t want on there, you can’t even find the people you actually follow on there pic.twitter.com/GZT9xe5POO— harrylouyear ◟̽◞̽ (@signofthelou) January 10, 2018
Your friends' stories have now also been moved to the left where you receive your personal snaps and chats which is confusing literally everyone.
NOBODY UPDATE SNAPCHAT. YOU LITERALLY HAVE TO WATCH PEOPLES STORIES LIKE THIS pic.twitter.com/s1lq0Vgdiz— emilyyy (@longlivebizzle) January 11, 2018
The new update, which is the latest in a string of unpopular updates, has pissed off so many users. Frequent users are calling the update "too complicated", "ugly" and even "disgusting". People are also now deleting, or at least threatening to delete, the app once and for all.
Easiest way to navigate the new snapchat pic.twitter.com/VDIOQQUVKQ— neal (@nealwalters_) January 10, 2018
the snapchat update is disgusting— daniela 🍎 (@thevirgosnapped) January 10, 2018
THE SNAPCHAT UPDATE IS DISGUSTING— Mikaela 🤘🏻 (@snugglesobrien) January 10, 2018
EW EW WHAT IS WITH THE NEW SNAPCHAT UPDATE?!? IT LOOKS DISGUSTING pic.twitter.com/yqbn1kkoLa— JASMINE (@_jasmineyoung_) January 10, 2018
IM GONNA FUCKING DELETE SNAPCHAT WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS BULLSHIT UPDATE— :) (@_stylesyndrome_) January 11, 2018
The snapchat update is such a mess I’m really here preparing myself to loose all these streaks and delete the ugly ass app pic.twitter.com/WFk7bQ2sTE— 🍒 (@pinkhokage) January 11, 2018
I hate this new #snapchat update. I'm so confused like why am I getting stories from some social media star like who tf is this guy? Who is this girl? Fuck off.— Missy the Red Nose Raindeer (@commanderogerss) January 11, 2018
The Snapchat update is so bad that I’m gonna maybe delete Snapchat... Jesus it’s ugly and complicated, and all out of order. Why change things that work fine? Story’s chats and snaps in one place is a mess— Jake Fleming (@Jakethewookiee) January 10, 2018
sorry @Snapchat but kinda disappointed in this new update. it was meant to make things easier & more organised and honestly right now it’s making it more of a chore to use, so until things change again this definitely wont be my favourite social media app anymore #snapchat— C 🇦🇺 (@CXGXRX) January 9, 2018
Ironically enough, Snapchat thought this update would "improve" the way people use the app. They claim that one of the biggest complaints they receive is that Snapchat isn't easy to use.
In a statement when the changes were proposed, Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel said: “One thing that we have heard over the years is that Snapchat is difficult to understand or hard to use, and our team has been working on responding to this feedback. As a result, we are currently redesigning our application to make it easier to use. There is a strong likelihood that the redesign of our application will be disruptive to our business in the short term, and we don’t yet know how the behaviour of our community will change when they begin to use our updated application."
Well, we hate to break it to you, Snapchat but...