Snapchat’s latest redesign fixes everything you hate about the 2018 update

Snapchat is reversing the most unpopular aspects of its infamous 2018 redesign.

More than a million people signed a petition calling for the 2018 Snapchat update to be reversed, and it appears that the company has finally decided to act.

The messaging app is moving Stories from its awkward and confusing position on the Friends screen. They’re returning to the page directly to the right-hand side of the main Camera screen, where they’re much easier to find.

They’ll sit above the branded content section, which Snapchat is still determined to keep separate from all things social.

What’s more, Snaps and Chats are going to be ordered chronologically on the Friends page again, instead of being organised algorithmically.

They’re significant changes, which come off the back of disappointing Q1 financial results.

“We learned that combining watching Stories and communicating with friends into the same place made it harder to optimise for both competing behaviours,” Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel said at the start of the month, The Verge reports.

“We are currently rolling out an update to address this by sorting communication by recency and moving Stories from friends to the right side of the application, while maintaining the structural changes we have made around separating friends from creators and sorting friends’ Stories by relationships.”

It appears that the latest redesign is only available on iOS right now, and it isn’t yet clear when it will come to Android users.

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