Why The Latest Snapchat Update Has The Internet Going TF Off

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Why The Latest Snapchat Update Has The Internet Going TF Off

Yes—it really is that bad.

Published February 8, 2018

It’s the 2016 Instagram update all over again. Remember when IG took away chronological order posting and changed our TL forever, for the worse? Well, this time it’s Snapchat that has been updated and users are NOT happy about the new changes one bit. And yes, they took away chronological posting, too. L

The 2018 update includes significant changes to the layout of the app, with the Friends, Discover and Stories sections all getting a makeover—one that nobody asked for. It seems the app is trying to create a clear distinction between interactions with friends and content from publishers by separating "social" and "media." The app has updated automatically for most, but if you’re one of the lucky ones who doesn’t have automatic updates and are curious to see what the hype is all about you’ll have to install the update yourself. (Our advice—don’t!)

The new update also includes a new "Friends" page when you swipe left, where you can see Stories from friends you chat with frequently. Also, swiping right from the camera now reveals a redesigned "Discover" page, where you’ll see Stories from publishers, creators, and the community.

A Snapchat 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, it’s been less than 24 hours since and folks have taken to the internet to express their outrage.

See the internet's reactions to Snapchat's latest update below:

Here's to hoping Snapchat hears the internet's cries! In the meantime, if you're equally as outraged over the new update as everyone else and want that old thing back, one user offers this hack to potentially reverse the changes. 

Written by BET Staff

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