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 SnapchatStraight from the go SnapchatEasy to control SnapchatDoes what you're told SnapchatI hate the new SnapchatThe hard to use SnapchatThe 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
— 1/15 ? (@liyahknowsbest_) February 12, 2018
I hit the “see less like this” on Snapchat accounts I don’t want on the explorer page and they show up again the next day pic.twitter.com/hlvp1eaoZY
— Shayla (@MakeupShayla) February 12, 2018
Usually when I'm bored i just look through people's snapchat stories but i don't even know how to do that anymore
— mario (@mariojurisic23) February 12, 2018
I need my snapchat messages to be back in order. I already forget what I said to people, now I am forgetting who I am taking to.
— Typical Girl (@SoDamnTrue) February 12, 2018
My Snapchat views have decreased drastically
— ℭℏℯℓℓα ? ℬℯℓℓα (@9Blanch_Babii) February 12, 2018
I don’t get the same views on Snapchat no more ??
— Saracha Sauce ? (@sarahi_valeriaa) February 12, 2018
Hey guys I know how to fix Snapchat all u have to do is dm me a pic of your credit card (with the 3 numbers on the back) and send me ur social security number rt to save a life
— Faisal (@FAISAL_ALTAQ) February 12, 2018
In other news, Apple’s iPhone X problems continue to get worse.
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