Published: Thu, February 15, 2018
Science | By Hubert Green

Nobody seems to like the update to Snapchat

Nobody seems to like the update to Snapchat

It's a major departure from previous Snapchat designs, and was supposed to be easier for users to navigate, however, users are finding it more hard and cluttered.

Snapchat isn't the first to make a change like this, with Facebook recently introducing an algorithm that prioritises posts from friends and family over branded content.

However, thousands of Snapchat users say that the new layout is hard to use.

However, users are not pleased with these changes and are calling for the update to be removed.

"There is a general level of annoyance among users and many have chose to use a VPN app, or are using other risky apps or steps, to go back to the old Snapchat as that's how annoying this new update has become". Swiping right brings up the Discover tab, where you can view content from publishers.

"Many "new features" are useless or defeat the original purposes Snapchat has had for the past years".

Some users have followed a six-step procedure, which involves turning off automatic updates and reinstalling the app in order to get the "old" style Snapchat back.

"One person tweeted "@Snapchat HATE the new #update", while another wrote, "think I use snapchat 90% less than what I did before the update".

A Snap spokesperson told CNBC that "updates as large as that one can take a little getting used to, however, we hope the community will appreciate it once they settle".

"Many users have found that it has not made the app easier to use, but has in fact made many features more hard", the petition says.

More information on the update can be found here. The detailed stats comprise demographic information such as location, age and contextual details based on a comparison made of their followers with other people on Snapchat.

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