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One million Snapchat users sign petition against recent update

One million Snapchat users sign petition against recent update

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

Maybe if Snapchat won't listen to the 1,024,180 (a number that's rapidly rising) people who have signed the petition to reverse the update, they'll listen to Chrissy Teigen. If you swiped right, where your friends" stories used to be you will have found Snapchat's new "Discover' page, featuring content from media publishers and celebrities.

"Many 'new features" are useless or defeat the original purposes Snapchat has had for the past years.

The petition, started by Australian Snapchat user Nic Rumsey four weeks ago, said that many users were now resorting "risky" methods to try and reverse the update or reinstall older versions of the app.

Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel wrote in a blog post that he believed blurring the two had contributed to the rise of fake news.

Some users have followed a six-step procedure, which involves turning off automatic updates and reinstalling the app in order to get the "old" style Snapchat back.

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A user posted: "Snapchat is too confusing now going to have to swap over to Instagram #snapchatupdate #Snapchat #confused".

"While we are still very early in the rollout, we are optimistic about the potential to unlock additional growth with the redesign of our application", he said. "That's how annoying this update has become", he added.

"How many people have to hate an update for it to be reconsidered?" she asked.

The backlash comes as it was revealed earlier this week that Facebook is losing younger users to Snapchat in the United Kingdom, according to research by eMarketer.

"We hope the community will enjoy it once they settle in", the firm said.