Snapchat has been on the receiving end of users’ fury and frustration ever since the app’s redesigned version was released. The new Snapchat interface, which is divided into two different sections viz. friends and media content has not been particularly well-received by users, who are now rallying behind an online petition to persuade Snap Inc. to undo the redesign.
Titled ‘Remove the new Snapchat update’, the petition on Change.org was started by a user named Nic Rumsey, with the goal of convincing Snap Inc. ‘to change the app back to the basics’. The online petition has surely caught the attention of other vexed users, more than 6,82,000 (and counting) of whom have now signed it to show their support for the cause, and anger too.
But it’s not just the young users who are infuriated by the loss of their Snapchat streaks, celebs too have joined the fray to voice their displeasure. Supermodel Chrissy Teigen, who has around 9.7 million Twitter followers, tweeted:
I’m seeing this same comment so often. I liked that you guys felt like we were friends. I’m sad it doesn’t feel like that anymore. How many people have to hate an update for it to be reconsidered? https://t.co/PI7OAf9Qlg
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) February 9, 2018
She was joined by renowned tech enthusiast Marques Brownlee aka MKBHD, who posted a video on YouTube highlighting the updated Snapchat app’s drawbacks and also had some choice words to say.
Teens are absolutely losing it over the confusing interface of the redesigned Snapchat app, and are venting out their anger on all social media channels. The magnitude of users’ frustration can be estimated from the fact that a fake tweet, which said Snapchat might go back to the old layout if there is a general consensus, has received over 1.3 million retweets and half a million likes.
The Snapchat update sucks. RT to save a life! pic.twitter.com/5JHLeNmtDW
— Isaac Svobodny (@isaacsvobodny) February 9, 2018
Moreover, over 83% of the reviews for the update on the App Store have been negative, according to a report. Here are a few samples of users’ fury against the redesigned Snapchat app:
— 👑GODDESS👑 (@goddesssxii) January 11, 2018
— Ash (@ash_hole90) January 11, 2018
The new update to Snapchat makes my brain hurts… if I wanted to watch a bunch of paid commercials I would turn on my TV. Time to switch over to instagram stories permanently #snapchat #snapchatupdate #instagram @Snapchat @snapchatsupport
— j ♡ (@juliieeebaabyy) January 11, 2018
Now that the backlash has reached colossal proportions, it remains to be seen how Snap Inc. handles the situation and appeases its clearly-not-happy user base.