The app has been dramatically redesigned and the changes have received overwhelmingly negative feedback.
The petition, which went are living in a while after the replace began rolling out to customers, pleads for the go back of Snapchat’s previous glance.
Snapchat: How to use the brand new, redesigned model of the app
“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 difficult,” it learn.
One of the largest criticisms surrounds “stories”, which you used to be in a position to get right of entry to through swiping left at the primary digital camera display.
You now have to swipe proper at the digital camera display to get right of entry to your pals’ tales, which can be jumbled in with common “snaps” and messages at the new pals web page.
Critics argue it seems to be messy and say it does no longer lend a hand that tales are not ordered chronologically.
“There is a general level of annoyance among users and many have decided to use a VPN app to go back to the old Snapchat, as that’s how annoying this new update has become. Many ‘new features’ are useless or defeats the original purposes Snapchat has had for the past years,” the petition web page famous.
“This petition aims to help convince Snap Inc. to change the app back to the basics, before this new 2018 update.”
The corporate, alternatively, has known as for endurance, and is urging customers to give the replace “a chance”.
“An update as big as this one can take a little getting used to, but we hope you’ll enjoy it once you settle in,” it informed dissatisfied customers on Twitter.
Snapchat has additionally stated it “isn’t possible” to revert again to the previous model of the app, though users have discovered a workaround that lets them do exactly that.
However, safety professionals have warned customers that reverting again to the previous model of Snapchat and fending off all updates for the app may depart customers inclined to cyber criminals.
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