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Snapchat Update – Yay or Neigh?

This update made using this app more complicated than it was

On February 8 2018, the new Snapchat update was released worldwide and apparently, not everyone is happy with it. Snapchat has completely redesigned how the app looks and how stories are organised that current users are complaining on social media about it.

 

 

What has changed?

Old snapchat
What snapchat was before

ALMOST EVERYTHING!!!

Trying to get used to this update is like trying to use an iPhone X for the first time… things got complicated and almost confusing that it takes a while to getting used to.

This is how snapchat looks like now:

Yeah… you can see the differences between the old and the new.

The only thing that pretty much stayed the same is just viewing your profile and creating and sending snaps/stories.

How to use the new update:

1. Private vs Public Stories

For your stories, you can set it to both public or private! So either your circle of friends could see it or the whole world. You just swipe to the left and you can see everything in all it’s glory… however, replaying your friends snaps just got a bit more complicated (and I thought it was impossible till I was writing this article).

To replay snaps in this new update:

  1. Go to private messages between you and your friend
  2. Press the circle icon next to their name on the top
  3. Happy viewing!

But just viewing their stories in the first place is even more complicated… during the first few tries… since you need to click to where bitmojis are at the left.

Public stories however, you need to swipe to the right, and there you’ll see all of the stories from people to whom you follow. It will even recommend you to other celebrities that might be worth following… so like YouTube (lol).

2. Sending stories

Its still the same as last time except you get the option if you want to send as your main story or just friends only as well as if you want to post it in group chats and our story.

You also see the ‘best friends’ list – a list of people you mostly send and receive snaps to and from.

I think this feature makes sending snaps a tiny bit more easier, especially if I just want to send a story and/or snap to people I trust.

So this update is not that bad.

However, you can’t send snap to people who aren’t your friends so good luck sending pics to your favourite creators and such.

UPDATE: I just recently doubled-checked and turns out you can send to people who aren’t your friends. Just search them up and they should appear… my bad

3. Chat

chatSending private messages is still similar as before except now, you’re given the option if you want to save your chats after you hold it.

Another cool thing that got added is when you type a certain phase like ‘Thanks’ or ‘LOL’, if you have bitmoji activated, it gives a recommended bitmoji pose based on the phrase you want to send! This makes sending tiny avatars of yourself a bit easier, yet you can still search the actual pose you want to send.

 

 

Yay or Neigh?

I will admit, it does suck.

This new update just got more complicated in a sense and it takes a lot of trial and error to get used to the new update. I still prefer the old update but I guess I have to get used to it.

HOWEVER…

There is a way to revert back to the old update. Multiple users claimed that to go back, you must do the following:

  1. Uninstall then reinstall the app
  2. Log in but reset password
  3. Make a new password
  4. Log in
  5. OLD SNAPCHAT!!!

But what do you think of the new update? Would you use it or will you try to bring back the old update? Or will you quit entirely?

Let me know in the comments bellow!

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Written by Erielle Sudario

I'm currently studying Bachelor of Communications, majoring in media arts production, but also subbing in Journalism. During my spare time, I create content on the internet. Enjoy :-).

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