How to Avoid Snapchat's New Update Thats Irking Snap Users

| February 10 , 2018 , 13:55 IST

The update has started madness among Snapchat users, as it rolls out clearing improvements to relatively all aspects of the application.

The application still opens to the camera like earlier. However, several other features have been rearranged around.

For instance, swiping left shows a Friends page that gives you the ability to see your chats with friends. Yet, in addition, the Snapchat Stories will also be available there.

The Friend list is now arranged on an algorithm that sorts out who you like to get in the touch the most.

"You can think of it as a more sophisticated Best Friends algorithm that makes it easier to find the friends you want to talk to, when you want to talk to them," Snapchat explained on its blog also known as the snap news.

"We've all had the frustrating experience of scrolling endlessly through our Chats to find the right person – now your friends will be listed in the order that you want to talk to them," Snapchat added.

Swiping right now takes you to a redesigned 'Discover' page, which surfaces videos from individuals you aren't friends with – like publishers and creators.

Discover used to be arranged in a horizontal manner, yet now it's a full-screen design that gives you the ability to scroll vertically. It's also now arranged in light of what Snapchat thinks will be the most relevant content for you, based on what you click on.

Your own particular story is presently overseen through your profile page, and Group Chats will automatically get their own particular group story. The Snap Map has also moved and now shows up on the Discover page.

In a statement given to The Sun, a Snapchat representative stated: "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."

How to avoid new Snapchat update

If you've already got the update then there's no easy way to downgrade your app.

But if you haven't got it then you can prevent the update by turning off automatic app updates on your phone.

On an iPhone, open the Settings app, swipe up until you find iTunes & App Store, and then toggle the Updates icon to offer in the Automatic Downloads section.

For Android devices, you have two options.

Firstly, you can go to the Play Store, open the main menu, tap Settings, and then disable Auto-update apps.

But you can also turn off updates for Snapchat specifically, by going to an individual app's page on the Play Store and then tap the menu button (three vertical dots).

From there, you'll be able to turn off Auto-updates for Snapchat alone.