Snapchat has introduced a new version 10.27.5.0 for its users, drastically changing the layout of the app. In this design, friends’ snap messages get merged with their stories. A new friends list is displayed in non-chronological order and a new ‘Discover’ option. Besides this, while earlier the stories posted by users were shown over their friends’ stories, now they are being shown on the profile page. These changes have not been well received and have caused a major dislike against Snapchat with users pleading on social media revert to the old app version.
This has led to rumours doing the rounds that Snapchat will bring the old version back. Users have been tweeting and asking Snapchat to go back to the way it was. The same has been done by a twitter user ‘Isaac Svobodny’ who had claimed that the changes will be reversed if his tweet would get 50K RTs. Though the tweet got more than 1.5 millions RTs, Snapchat later confirmed that it was fake and there are no plans as of now to go back to the older version. According to them, such changes would require huge investments and have thus, requested the users to take their time to get used to the updated version of the platform.
While this may sound disappointing for users who are wanting the older version of the app, there’s some relief for at least the iOS users so they can get the old app back.
- Delete the app.
- Download it again and go to Login page. But instead of logging in, click on the Forgot Password option.
- Out of the available options, select the phone option.
- You will be asked for your number and then receive the code for resetting the password on your phone.
- Reset the password and when you log in – Voila! your old Snapchat will be back.
Although this trick is good to go, but once you force close the app, you will again be back to the newer version. Other than that, there is nothing much you can do. Android users don’t have this option available as of now.
Snapchat founder, Evan Spiegel stated that the frustration of users against new changes has reinforced their philosophy that it takes time to learn and get used to new features. This seems true, as social media has essentially simplified our lives and we expect it to do the same. Whenever something new is introduced, it takes us completely off-guard and we are frustrated looking for the old favourite things on the apps we are addicted to. With changes as huge as Snapchat introduced, this outbreak was very much expected as people like the comfort of the older version and have a difficult time getting used to the new version.
As Snapchat has confirmed that new changes will continue, it hopes that users get accustomed to the new features and continue to show their loyalty, support and love for the platform which lets them capture and share every moment.