How to get old Snapchat back after the hugely unpopular update

The new update changed the design of the app, and has proved seriously divisive. How bad is it?

To say that the new redesign hasn't exactly gone down well with Snapchat's millions of users would be an understatement and many people gladly availed of tips over the weekend to change it back to the way it had looked and worked before.

Snapchat's latest app redesign, aimed at broadening the appeal of the youth-oriented social network, sparked a backlash from many users complaining about the abrupt overhaul of their preferred service. And yet it may be all for naught. Because of the update, it has lost many of its loyal users. If you want to hang onto those, go into the Settings menu of Snapchat followed by Memories and the Backup Progress to make sure you have everything.

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel himself said the new update would take some getting used to, but he hoped that the rejigged interface would help to reel in new adopters.

So in order to use the previous version, you should never force shut the app. Viewing snapchat stories is a different process as well, in which users must tap the bubble appearing next to each friend's name.

Snapchat, which went public in 2017, has faced disappointing revenue and user growth amid competition from other photo-centric social media apps like Instagram. If you haven't updated to the latest version, you should expect it in the next few days.

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Snapchat might not be endearing users and influencers, but it's still moving to impress brand managers with additional tools and opportunities to reach younger consumers.

Amber Frank said: "The new Snapchat update is more complicated than trying to turn on your friends shower".

If you're one of those disgruntled people, though, there's a way to get back to Snapchat's former glory. The Stories pane, on the other hand, has been replaced with the already-unpopular Discover page, which is essentially used exclusively for displaying stories from promoted brands and friends who the user hasn't started a conversation with.

It adds, "Many "new features" are useless or defeats the original purposes Snapchat has had for the past years". There's an embed feature, letting you quickly and easily get a link or an actual embed code for inclusion in your own posts or website. Would you keep using the app then?

No word on whether there's any way to revert back to the old Snapchat on Android (even if it's temporary).

I have not talked to anyone who has enjoyed this new update, and while I'm waiting to get adjusted to it, I continue to dislike it each and everyday.

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