Alonso Student News
Students are freaking out about the newest Snapchat update. According to Buzzfeed, the company announced the update in November, but it was officially rolled out in early February. This new update changes the design layout of the app itself. It combined private messages with what is called stories (where people post videos and photos) onto the same screen. It sounds like a small change, but it is causing a lot of backlash against the app.
People have tried many different ways to restore the old layout. One technique, which would only work on iPhones, is to delete the app, turn off automatic updates, redownload Snapchat, change your account password, and log back in. Similar techniques, including this one, have been shown to not work and many people are just deleting the app altogether.
Sophia Aweshah is one of the many Alonso freshman who disapprove of the update. “I hate how the stories are organized. It’s hard to find people.” Only one good thing seemed to come from the update: “I only like the fonts.”
On Snapchat, people were already able to change the text color and text size of their posts. With the new update, the font can now me changed, too, to fonts like Classic, Big Text, Glow, and Rainbow.
Another freshman, Jason Valencia, was losing it (and not in a good way) over this update. “It’s terrible! I wanna change it back. I can’t find any of my friend’s stories! It’s too much work to try and search for someone every time.”
The company that runs Snapchat does not plan on reversing the update, but rather everyone take some time to adjust. Hopefully, some adjustment with be made and the update will be reversed, or at least adjusted.