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Last week Snapchat rolled out its biggest redesign since the app launched in 2011.

The company split the app into two sections, consolidating friend content on the left side, media poker online w88 content on the right, and installing a slew of other design changes.

Snapchat’s massive teen userbase is outraged at the update, and already desperately trying to get the old version back.

A fake tweet claiming that Snapchat would revert back to its old design if it got enough retweets received 1.3 million retweets as of Sunday afternoon and has become the sixth most retweeted tweet of all time.

Thousands of other teens spent the weekend tweeting about the update and begging the company to reconsider its choice. Many posted to their Stories about how much they hated the new redesign under the misguided notion that Snapchat might read their messages and reconsider the rollout.

A Change.org petition to “Remove the new Snapchat update” has received nearly half a million signatures.

“With the release of the new Snapchat update, many users have found that it has not made the app easier to use, but has in fact made many features more difficult,” the plea reads. “Many ‘new features’ are useless or defeat the original purposes Snapchat has had for the past years.”

“The new Snapchat update is cluttered, confusing, and inefficient,” Ava, a 17-year-old in San Carlos, California, told The Daily Beast. “It’s the most disliked update since the beginning of Snapchat. Although Snapchat is my most used app on my phone, I have been using it considerably less since the update and am seriously considering deleting the app.”

For teens and young twentysomethings, the Snapchat redesign is the first time a tech platform that they rely on daily has been radically altered overnight.

Many said they were left confused and reeling and weren’t even aware that Snapchat was planning an overhaul, they simply woke up one day to find the app looked completely different.

Hundreds if not thousands of teens lost their streaks, some of which had been maintained for hundreds of days, because they were confused at how to send snaps using the new interface.

“The amount of Snapchat streaks that were ruined because of this update is unbelievable,” one girl tweeted.

A Snapchat “streak” occurs when users send snaps each other snaps consecutively for at least three days. Once a streak is established a small flame will appear next to a friend’s name and it will begin to count how many days you’ve maintained your steak for.

Kids go to insane lengths to maintain their streaks, waking up early to send them and giving friends access to their snap accounts to maintain streaks when their phones get taken away. Losing a particularly long streak can be devastating.

The streak is one of the few features Instagram has yet to clone, and ironically one of online slot promotion malaysia the few things that may force kids to remain on Snapchat and weather through the changes.

“If I didn’t have 34 snap streaks with multiple being over 100 days, I’d delete Snapchat because yo, the new update is trash,” one college student tweeted.

But while thousands of teens complained on Twitter and Instagram, other more intrepid users looked for a solution.

By Saturday afternoon a Snapchat “hack” began circulating, that some users claimed could restore the app to its former self.

Users traded screenshotted instructions written in the iPhone notes app instructing them to go through bet 138 several complex steps involving deleting the app and resetting their login information by phone and more, in order to revert back to the old layout.
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