Snapchat releases its update – and users are not happy

Snapchat has rolled out an update to users in the UK, and many people are not happy about it.

The update includes significant changes to the layout of the app, with the Friends, Discover and Stories sections all getting a makeover.

The new app aims to separate ‘social’ and ‘media’, creating a clear distinction between interactions with friends and content from publishers and creators.

Snapchat braced users for the big update, and a spokesperson said: “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.”

The app will automatically update for most people using the latest iOS and Android operating systems.

If your app doesn’t automatically update, head to either the App Store (for Apple devices) or Play Store (for Android devices), and install the update from there.

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In the update, Snapchat still opens to the camera, but swiping left reveals a new ‘Friends’ page, where users see Stories from the friends they talk to the most.

Swiping right from the camera now reveals a redesigned ‘Discover’ page, where users will see Stories from publishers, creators, and the community.

While the Discover content used to be presented in a horizontal scroll, the new screen serves content in a full-screen, vertical scroll, ordered based on what is most relevant to you.

As part of the redesign, Snapchat has added a few other additions.

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