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Snapchat Has Finally Given In And Returned To Its Old Interface

By Jen

May 9, 2018 at 4:37pm


It seems like Snapchat has finally listened to its users and reverted back to its old format. 

The photo and video chat app changed its layout earlier this year much to the dismay of the entire world. 

The new update seems to have put direct snaps back on the left hand screen as you swipe across with 'stories' and celebrity feeds back on the right, albeit with a slightly different layout. 

Since then Instagram stories has seen a sharp increase in users especially influencers who had before relied on snapchat to talk to their audiences.

Celebrities like Kylie Jenner and Chrissy Tiegen abandoned the app soon after the original change with Jenner declaring, "snapchat is dead."

Both moves led to dramatic drops in the platform's shares and according to, the user count started to shrink in March.

Snapchat Changed

In a statement, Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel talked about the reversal of the redesign’s worst part:

"We learned that combining watching Stories and communicating with friends into the same place made it harder to optimize for both competing behaviors. "

He added: "We are currently rolling out an update to address this by sorting communication by recency and moving Stories from friends to the right side of the application, while maintaining the structural changes we have made around separating friends from creators and sorting friends’ Stories by relationships.

Whether it was the drop in shares or the decrease in users, we're glad Snapchat decided to change back. 

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