On February 9th Snapchat came out with a new update, aggravating many of their users, as the change was quite drastic.
“I think that certain aspects are useful, however I prefer Snapchat before the update,” says senior Valeria Marin.
Previously, Snapchat opened to the camera, then if you swiped you could find stories of the people you follow as well as news stories, horoscopes, etc.. If you swiped left of the camera was were you could find all of your chats with your friends. Now, Snapchat has changed it to where, though it still opens to the front camera, if you were to swipe left they have combined the chats and your friends’ stories. If you were to swipe right of the camera, there is features of news and celebrity stories.
Not a whole lot of people are in favor of the snapchat update, though. “I think it’s cool that they tried to update it and make it look different but I think the change was way to fast,” says senior Maria Martinez. A lot of people don’t like change, after all.
Some users have even petitioned to get the old Snapchat back. But it seems that the update is here to stay. CEO Evan Spiegel stated at the Goldman Sachs Internet & Technology Conference that “Even the complaints we’re seeing reinforce the philosophy. Even the frustrations we’re seeing really validate those changes. It’ll take time for people to adjust, but for me using it for a couple months I feel way more attached to the service.”
Maybe Spiegel is right and in another week or two we’ll be used to it. Or maybe the petitioning users will win the fight for the old Snapchat.