To Snapchat or Not to Snapchat?
Snapchat recently rolled out its latest update and has left the users frustrated! The leading image-messaging app has made some significant changes to their interface that don’t seemed to have gone down well with its users. So much so that approximately one million furious users had signed a petition to ‘kill’ the latest update.
Celebrities too have been complaining about this. Here’s a look at what some of them had to say:
I’m seeing this same comment so often. I liked that you guys felt like we were friends. I’m sad it doesn’t feel like that anymore. How many people have to hate an update for it to be reconsidered? https://t.co/PI7OAf9Qlg
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) February 9, 2018
Yeah the Snapchat update is rough, but have you ever left half a bag of chips on the table and then someone ate them??? — Jimmy John’s (@jimmyjohns) February 12, 2018
Imagine if we sent you food you didn’t order
Anyway the new Snapchat update just dropped
— Carl’s Jr. (@CarlsJr) February 9, 2018
In this new update, your friends’ stories and chat have been combined to a new ‘Friends’ page.
As you can see, this update does not keep the contacts alphabetically or in the order of the latest activity. Apparently, this order is decided automatically by their algorithm that guesses who you’re most keen to chat with.
If one of your friends has uploaded a story that you haven’t watched yet, you will see a circular preview bubble (just like the Instagram stories) on their name icon. To watch, tap the bubble. To re-watch a friend’s story, you’ll need to open their profile by tapping their Bitmoji on the Friends screen.
The new feature has given a new look to the ‘Send To’ page. Here, the eight people you interact with most on Snapchat come under ‘best friends’, and right at the top are options to add a new story to My Story, Our Story or Group Stories.
Meanwhile, swiping left on the camera screen takes you to the ‘Discover’ page. Here, you can see content from publishers, celebrities, influencers and official stories from people you follow – but aren’t friends with and snaps from creators, snap map and Our Story.
We aren’t surprised with the way the millennials are reacting to the latest update. And so many of them are looking out for a hack to get the old version back!
But here’s why you SHOULD download that update:
Some updates address vulnerabilities, sometimes those that possess extreme risks exploited by cybercriminals. Not updating the app, could give a hacker the chance to steal your information like pictures, sensitive personal data or credentials.
All said and done, Snapchat has officially announced that it isn’t possible to revert back to the old version of the app, and is urging users to give the update a chance. But the question now is, would you?
What are your thoughts on the new update?
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