Someone's Started A Petition To Get Snapchat To Get Rid Of The Update

Snapchat's recent update has ruffled a few feathers, hasn't it? Users in the UK saw a complete overhaul of the layout of the app.

The Friends, Discover and Stories sections of the app were all given a 'make-over', but it seems many users would rather they hadn't bothered.

In fact, some people are so irate they've gone to the trouble of making a petition and it's already got over 86,000 signatures.

The petition, which you can sign here if you so wish, reads: "With the release of the new Snapchat update, many users have found that it has not made the app easier to use, but has in fact made many features more difficult.

"There is a general level of annoyance among users and many have decided to use a VPN app to go back to the old Snapchat, as that's how annoying this new update has become. Many 'new features' are useless or defeats the original purposes Snapchat has had for the past years.


"This petition aims to help convince Snap Inc. to change the app back to the basics, before this new 2018 update."

The petition has been flooded with comments from people expressing their frustration with the changes and asking the company to reverse them.

Anticipating the shitstorm that accompanies every social media update, a spokesperson from Snapchat 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."

However, if you're really not enjoying the update, the Mirror has found a way to get it back to how it was. If you're on iOS, you can delete the app on your phone, then connect your iPhone to a computer; from here open iTunes and select your device - don't sync it, but instead click the Applications tab.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

In there, select Apps in the sidebar and look for Snapchat, select install and then sync your phone. This will install the older, backed up version to your iPhone, apparently.

The Metro has similar steps for Android - start by finding the installation file for the previous update online using the name, version number and APK. Once you've got the file, delete the newer Snapchat from your phone and then copy the older APK file using Windows Explorer.

You'll then need to download an Android File Explorer app to find the file on your phone, which you can then install.

Or you could just embrace the change. Definitely easier.

Sources: The Mirror; Metro

Featured Image Credit: PA

Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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