Snapchat reverses one of the most controversial parts of its 2018 redesign

Snapchat appears to have undone one of the most controversial changes it made to the app at the beginning of the year.

In its big, much-complained-about 2018 redesign, the app replaced the separate, (reverse) chronologically-ordered Stories and Messages pages with a new Friends page.

This Friends page is non-chronological and organised by an algorithm instead, which orders people “based on who you keep in touch with the most and who’s contacted you most recently”.

It’s both confusing and slightly messy, and users took to it about as well as they took to Instagram’s algorithmic news feed.

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However, some Snapchat users’ Friends pages have now embraced the chronological side again, and are showing the most recently posted Stories and Snaps at the top of the list.

It isn’t clear if the change, which was first spotted by TechCrunch, is rolling out to all users or being tested with a small group.

Trusted Reviews have contacted Snapchat, and we’ll update this story when we hear back.

We imagine most users will be thrilled about the news, as it should make the redesigned app feel a little more familiar and slightly easier to navigate. Instagram, it’s over to you.

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