We all know Snapchat's popularity has been going down for a few months now. The user growth within the app has been decaying and they had to do something about it. Almost all social media nos has a its own version of Snapchat stories, and because of this they had to come up with some new features. With new features come new problems, in the case of Snapchat, their problem was that the app began to be a little hard to understand.
They have been working on a solution to it for a few months now. A major update came last week and the result was not good. The Snapchat stories now appear with personal snaps and direct messages. This has created disturbance among users, and the app now is all clustered up. making it difficult to find your friends.
User want the old Snapchat back
Snapchat user Nic Rumsey began a Change.org petition to "Remove the new Snapchat update". As far as today February 13, 728,335 people have already signed the petition. The petition states: "With the release of the new update, many users have found that it has not made the app easier to use, but has in fact made many features more difficult.". The goal for this petition is to have Snapchat to go back to its roots and stick to their old design. This is the design that attracted so much users to start with. Almost 190 million daily users around the world fell in love with an app that gave them something different. Now with this update they have taken all of that from them and they want it back.
Users have gone as far as using a VPN to go back to the old Snapchat. Another users have found that if you uninstall and install again disabling the automatic updates before reinstalling. Although these "cheats" do work to get back to the old Snapchat, user should not go through this to use the app.
As Nic Rumsey states, "This petition aims to help convince Snap Inc. to change the app back to the basics, before this new 2018 update.". If you enjoy the old and easy to use app, sign the petition here.