Snapchat update adds GIF stickers and some design changes
Feb 22 2018
Some users have been very vocal with their negative reactions to the redesign, and though those complaints haven't really relented, Snapchat has stuck by its decision to change the app.
However, by all accounts, the update isn't going anywhere.
The team behind Snapchat has just announced new features are coming to its app as of this week. First off, the latest update brings GIF stickers, which are now available via Giphy.
Outside of GIFs, the Snapchat app will soon feature dedicated tabs in the Discover and Friends sections.
The petition was signed by more than 1.2 million people, a milestone that perhaps prompted Snap leadership to draft a response.
"We hear you, and appreciate that you took the time to let us know how you feel", it reads.
Snap Inc. has responded to a widely-signed petition demanding it roll-back an unpopular redesign of its Snapchat mobile apps for iPhone and Android. Apparently, Snapchat's CEO and founder Evan Spiegel still believes that his company made the right choices concerning the recent redesign. Snapchat has published a response to this petition, saying that it "understands" that the new update "has felt uncomfortable for many". The same is true for the new Discover page, which will also "adapt to you the more that you use it".
Users will be able to sort Stories, group chats, and subscriptions, to enable "further customization of the app". Snapchat had proudly announced this change late past year, and was hoping that the UI refresh will help it not only retain its users, but help it attract some new ones over.
Following the redesign's USA debut, more than 30 Change.org petitions were launched in a single day protesting it. Users are complaining that the Snapchat is "too over complicated" now, that it's harder to find their friends in the app, and that some contacts aren't even showing up. We are grateful for your enthusiasm and creativity.