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The Snapchat Update Backlash

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    Snapchat’s new update has left many people feeling angry and confused, wondering why it was necessary. Celebrities have tweeted and posted on their social media accounts about how much they do not like this new addition to the app, and students at Conifer have been complaining as well.

    “It makes it harder, and less convenient to use,” Skyelar Armstrong said.

    There have been many disappointed students who disagree about the big change Snapchat has brought into the online world.

    “It’s stupid because you can’t see all the stories in one place, and that is annoying because you have to go through all of your contacts to find them,” freshman Jackie Thomas said.

    The change in text color and font, watching people’s posts or “stories” out of chronological order, and seeing Bitmojis (online avatars) everywhere came off as more challenging for many users. According to Metro News, the creators wanted the stories that friends post on the left separate from the stories influencers post on the right in order to put different relationships in seperate places.

    Lots of people have been complaining about the update, deleting the app, and taking shots at the creators. Celebrities like Kylie Jenner, and Chrissy Teigen are complaining; Jenner, being one of the biggest influences on the app, announced on a tweet she does not use it anymore. As a result, stock went down by 7%, and the app has been moved down on Wall Street due to the redesign.
    “Imagine if we sent you food you didn’t order. Anyway the new Snapchat update just dropped,” Carl’s Jr, a popular restaurant chain, tweeted.

    “It’s stupid because you can’t see all the stories in one place, and that is annoying because you have to go through all of your contacts to find them,” freshman Jackie Thomas said.

    Nic Rumsey started a petition on Change.org remove it, and over a million people have signed, making negative remarks about the changes, calling it “unnecessary and much harder to use.”

    “Our goal was to make it easier to connect with the people you care about most. Once you receive the update, you’ll be able to sort things like Stories, Group Chats, and Subscriptions, allowing you to further customize your own experience on the app,” Snapchat replied on Twitter.

    This controversial event has left many uncomfortable with their everyday app, but it will hopefully begin to grow on everyone.

    “This new foundation is just the beginning… We are very excited for what’s ahead,” Snapchat tweeted.

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