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New Snapchat update draws ire of over 6 lakh users

IANS  |  London 

Snapchat's latest redesign, which was released last week, has not gone down well with many users. This is evident from the fact that an calling for removal of the new update has attracted more than than 6 lakh signatures.

The "Remove the new update" petition, which is hosted on Change.org, was authored by Australian user Nic Rumsey, reported on Tuesday.

The popular photo-sharing app's latest redesign focused on separating "media content" from that of "friends" among an array of other interface changes.

With the new changes, Stories, which are videos and photos shared among users that vanish after one day, also now appear with individual Snaps and direct messages.

"Many users have found that it has not made the app easier to use but has in fact made many features more difficult," the petition reads.

"There is a general level of annoyance among users and many have decided to use a app to go back to the old Snapchat, as that's how annoying this new update has become.

"This petition aims to help convince to change the app back to the basics, before this new 2018 update," it says.

But the pleas and complaints may fall on deaf ears as the app's parent firm appears to have no plans to reconsider the original design as of now.

"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," a was quoted as saying.

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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 11:04 IST
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