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Snapchat Users are Furious Over the New ‘Awful’ Update

Snapchat has just released an update, and users are not happy. Thousands have signed a petition on Change.org, insisting that the new Snapchat update may be nullified, and the app be brought back to its older version.

Users feel frustrated at the greater difficulty they are now experiencing following the update.

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A user holds an Apple iPad Mini as he uses SnapChat. (Photo by StudioEAST/Getty Images)
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Nick Bell, VP of Content at Snapchat, speaks with Alyson Shontell onstage at IGNITION. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)

Nic Rumsey, a Snapchat user, started the following petition directed to Snap.Inc.

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The cause started by Nic as seen on Change.org. (Source: Change.org)

Reportedly, several people used search engines to search how to “uninstall” or “undo” update.

The social media app, which is used by millions worldwide, has gained immense popularity over the last few years, but this particular upgrade has had a cataclysmic cyber effect on many.

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Two youngsters are looking at maps, on which friends are marked, on Snapchat a social media app. (Photo by Ute Grabowsky/Photothek via Getty Images)

The new update on Snapchat requires users to go to the ‘Friends’ page in order to view stories. Moreover, chats and stories are clustered in the same place.

But there’s isn’t just one petition!

Several other petitions calling for similar action to be taken have been seen on the Change.org website.

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People are unhappy about the user interface. (Source: Change.org)
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Old is gold! (Source: Change.org)
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“Remove the update,” users insist. (Source: Change.org)

After the launch of Snapchat and with its increasing popularity, other social media platforms – such as Instagram and Facebook – have also added the option of ‘stories’ for their users. But it seems like people are most unhappy about Snapchat’s recent move to adjust the older features.

Many went to Twitter to express their concerns regarding the update.

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The new update has taken away the fun. (Source: Twitter)

As it shows, the disappointment has further aggravated into action, as people have called for a boycott of the Snapchat.

People have also shared pictures of them uninstalling the application.

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Is there a chance for reconciliation between the two? (Source: Twitter)
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The update is not visually pleasing either. (Source: Twitter)
It seems like for many, Snapchat will not be the number one used app anymore. (Source: Twitter)
In this photo illustration the logo of Snapchat is displayed behind the camera lens of a smartphone  in Berlin, Germany. (Photo Illustration by Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images)

Meanwhile, Snapchat’s Twitter account has said that it isn’t possible to reverse the update, and has suggested users to get give it a chance. 

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Snapchat responds to Tweets criticizing the update. (Source: Twitter)
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Snapchat urges users to be patient and give the update a chance. (Source: Twitter)

“It’s not possible to revert to a previous version of Snapchat, but we’re happy to answer any questions you have about the new layout,” Snapchat tweeted.

Snapchat has also been retweeting followers who are in support of the new update.


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The bitmoji seems to be the saving face for the new update. People are excited about this. (Source: Twitter)
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People are happy about the bitmoji addition. (Source: Twitter)

It looks like users will have to make peace with the new update. What are your views? Let us know in the comments!



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