One million Snapchat users sign petition against recent update

One million Snapchat users sign petition against recent update

One million Snapchat users sign petition against recent update

'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.

Snapchat, which is popular with teens and millennials, previously featured content from friends, publishers and celebrities on one page.

Snapchat isn't the first to make a change like this, with Facebook recently introducing an algorithm that prioritises posts from friends and family over branded content.

"Many "new features" are unworthy or conquer the original functions Snapchat has had for the previous decades", the petition says.

In fact, a petition asking Snapchat to scrap the latest update has garnered more than a million signatures. The company has broadly rolled out a major redesign of its application, and now it is seeing a massive uproar on social media, with users begging for Snap to roll back the update.

The update now sees users swipe left to see content and interactions with friends, and swipe right to see news and other public content.

"Updates as big as this one can take a little getting used to, but we hope the community will enjoy it once they settle in", said parent company Snap in a statement.

Spiegel said on the recent earnings call that the initial response to the app update had been positive.

More information on the update can be found here.

Snapchat faces increased pressure from photo sharing app Instagram, which has incorporated several features from its rival such as the ability to post Stories that disappear after a set period of time.

Maybe if Snapchat won't listen to the 1,024,180 (a number that's rapidly rising) people who have signed the petition to reverse the update, they'll listen to Chrissy Teigen.

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