Snapchat users push back on controversial redesign

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Snapchat might be regretting its decision to redesign its app as it ticked off its most loyal users. How bad is it?

"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 at states.

The goal of Snapchat's newly redesigned app was to make it easier to use. And yet it may be all for naught. In a statement, a spokesperson said: "Updates as big as this one can take a little getting used to, but we hope the community will enjoy it once they settle in".

However, some analysts believe Snapchat's update could turn off the app's key user base of teens and young adults in their 20s. Wall Street responded with a long-abandoned enthusiasm: Snap's stock rose from $14 per share to $21 per share in 24 hours, almost back to its original rosy opening price.

Gizbot Stay updated with latest technology news & gadget reviews. With most apps, if you opt for the upgrade you're stuck with the new version until the developer puts out something new.

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Snapchat Stories, which are photos and videos shared by users that disappear after 24 hours, are now mixed in with direct messages and individual Snaps. (Today the euphoria has dissipated, but Snap is still hovering at about $18 a share.) The dramatic reversal was proof to some that Spiegel's overhaul of Snapchat's app, which he announced previous year in the midst of the downturn, had paid off, finally fending off Facebook's encroach and mounting accusations that Snapchat was old news.

Interestingly, the Instagram Stories feature also endured user backlash when it was first released in the summer of 2016, but that backlash was not almost as dramatic as Snapchat's and disappeared within a week. Twitter users Clare James posted step-by-step instructions on how to downgrade the Snapchat version on iOS. But users are not happy with the redesign. Snapchat is a quite popular app for youth nowadays, and somehow "Streak" is the feature that they used mostly but now it's becoming hard for a user to maintain streaks with friends. It means more than 150 million people are still using the old Snapchat design. In another change, the "Discover" page now consists entirely of sponsored or featured content.

Even with automatic updates turned off, you'll still be able to update to the new version of Snapchat by manually permitting the update. It's worth noting that this is only "Snapchat 2.0" though, and there will surely be tweaks on the way in "2.1" - especially to the friend-ranking algorithms which, by all accounts, are completely broken in its current state.

The second way is to install an older APK of Snapchat on your Android device.

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