Snapchat Users Are Not Loving the App Update

"With the release of the new Snapchat update, many users have found that it has not made the app easier to use, but has in fact made many features more hard", he wrote. Users in the United Kingdom saw a complete overhaul of the layout of the app.

"You can think of it as a more sophisticated Best Friends algorithm that makes it easier to find the friends you want to talk to, when you want to talk to them", Snapchat explained.

In theory, if you never force quit the app, you'll have the old app forever.

However, at the time of writing, we have not been offered the change to install the update, which was already available in other countries but is just coming to the United Kingdom and has not yet been introduced in the US.

What you need to do is disable automatic updates, and that's pretty easy.

"With the release of the new Snapchat update, many users have found that it has not made the app easier to use, but has in fact made many features more hard", the Australian petition, which has garnered more than 66,000 signatures as of Thursday afternoon, reads.

Note: Rooted Android smartphones will have the Snapchat APK in /data/app/ folders. If you're on iOS, you can delete the app on your phone, then connect your iPhone to a computer; from here open iTunes and select your device - don't sync it, but instead click the Applications tab.

If you own an iPhone or iPad, you can download the older version of Snapchat via iTunes. Hit Install on the app and sync your iPhone. The version you have stored in iTunes will copy over to your iPhone.

A similar petition with more than 4,000 signatures laments that the app is "too over complicated" now, with one supporter noting that they're "more likely to win the lottery than be able to get the hang of this shitty update".

Jacob was more vocal with his critique: "Yeah the new snapchat update really is as bad as everyone was saying. the simplicity of snapchat was the only thing keeping me from fully switching to IG stories".

Others are confused as to how the app managed to update when they had auto updates turned off. There, under the "Automatic Downloads" header, you'll see a series of toggles.

You can also turn off auto-update just for Snapchat, specifically.

According to data supplied to TechCrunch, 83 per cent of App Store reviews (1,941) for the new update are negative with one or two stars.


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