Why Everyone's Hating On The Snapchat Redesign

Snapchat founder says user complaints'validate redesign

"One of the complaints we got is, 'Wow, I used to feel this celebrity was my friend and now I don't feel like they're my friend anymore, ' " Spiegel said on stage at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference.

However, users are not pleased with these changes and are calling for the update to be removed.

The changes made by Snapchat had been meant to separate chats with friends from interactions from branded content that includes that of celebrities and influencers.

'There is a general level of annoyance among users and many have made a decision to use a VPN app, or are using other risky apps or steps, to go back to the old Snapchat as that's how annoying this new update has become, ' it says. I liked that you guys felt like we were friends.

They are now on what is being called Friends page.


Snap has been rolling out the Snapchat upgrade to users within the past few weeks. They promised the redesign would allow users to find friends more easily and eliminate misleading news stories.

In 2017, Snapchat struggled with developing its user base because of stiff competition in Instagram.

Snapchat has become friendlier to content creators with the addition of audience analytics tool, an initiative seen to drive further growth.

The outage comes amid an uproar over a redesigned iOS app, which has users looking for ways to install the previous version. "The best part is that even some of the complaints we're seeing reinforce the philosophy [behind the design]", he said.

According to Business Insider, "158 million people are using Snapchat every day", and the average person opens the app 18 times a day. The point, he said, was to make a clearer distinction between Snapchat's private communication features (one-to-one snaps and chats) and the public-facing or "broadcast" aspects of the services (Stories). It does not disclose its total user base.

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