Snapchat’s design has been pretty much a constant since it launched back in 2011, but its latest update changed all of that and left a lot of users really pissed.
The redesign sees the app split into two sections: friend content on the left and media content on the right, with the camera screen remaining in the middle.
A large majority of the app’s users – many of which are in the teen and young twenty-something demographic – claimed the sudden overhaul left them confused and resulted in a loss of streaks. And anyone that knows anything about Snapchat should know that streaks are not to be messed with.
For those that don’t know: a streak occurs when users send snaps to each other consecutively for at least three days. Once a streak is started a little flame appears next to the contact’s name with a counter as to how many days the streak is active. The higher the better of course.
The outrage at the update was so fierce that a fake tweet (below) promising to revert all changes got over 1.3 million retweets.
The Snapchat update sucks. RT to save a life! pic.twitter.com/5JHLeNmtDW
— Isaac Svobodny (@isaacsvobodny) February 9, 2018
A lot of users took to other social media platforms to voice their dissatisfaction with Snapchat. We’ve rounded up the best reactions below.
I miss the old Snapchat
Straight from the go Snapchat
Easy to control Snapchat
Does what you're told Snapchat
I hate the new Snapchat
The hard to use Snapchat
The bad reviews Snapchat
It's time to lose Snapchat
— Common Girl (@FIirtationship) February 12, 2018
Snapchat is like a house and Instagram is a burglar who robbed it. So they put in new furniture and everyone’s like “I liked the old place”
— Brandon Calvillo (@BJCalvillo) February 12, 2018
The old Snapchat back https://t.co/xlIv6BPJJh
— Abdinoor² (@Abdinoorx2) February 11, 2018
snapchat SHOULD allow you to customize ringtones
snapchat SHOULD notify you when your about to lose a streak
snapchat SHOULD bring best friends back
snapchat SHOULD let you change your username
snapchat SHOULD NOT change their whole layout and make everyone hate it!!
— Sam (@SammyTellem) February 12, 2018
sooo snapchat wanna do this ugly update but still won’t let me change my username from 8th grade .. WOW