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Snapchat redesign petition actually gets a response

Snapchat redesign petition actually gets a response

If you haven't noticed by now, the recent redesign launched for Snapchat hasn't gone over very well. 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. At the center of this criticism has been an extremely popular petition over on Change.org, requesting that Snapchat ditch the redesign and revert to the old version.

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Snapchat Stories just copied an Instagram idea (for once)

Snapchat Stories just copied an Instagram idea (for once)

When it comes to the war between Instagram and Snapchat, we're usually covering the features that the former borrows from the latter. Instagram has repurposed a lot of Snapchat's features in its quest to compete, and it has had no bones about naming the source of its inspiration. Today, however, those roles are reversed, as Snapchat is launching a new feature that actually came to Instagram first.

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Snapchat update isn’t going away, unless…

Snapchat update isn’t going away, unless…

Over the past week, Snapchat's been the subject of quite a bit of ire from the likes of teens across the planet. There've been hashtags, social media campaigns, memes, and even some rather official petitions with thousands of signatures. But only one thing can actually be done to change Snapchat's mind. Just one.

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Snapchat down for many: Here’s the official advice

Snapchat down for many: Here’s the official advice

It's not just you: Snapchat is down for many users who are having trouble accessing the service. This is a legit outage, Snapchat confirms, saying it is looking into a fix for the problem. The actual issue wasn't provided, though we may get more details in the future. However, the company does have a suggestion for users hoping to avoid the problem: don't log out of your account.

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Snapchat redesign fury drives 800k+ signature petition

Snapchat redesign fury drives 800k+ signature petition

To say Snapchat's recent update has gone down badly is an understatement. The social network had been gradually transitioning away from just the ephemeral photos and videos that it made its name with originally, but it took the early 2018 redesign to really turn users off. Now, the demands that Snapchat roll things back are getting more organized.

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You young people can leave Facebook now

You young people can leave Facebook now

As Facebook ages, its younger users seem to be leaving - or just not joining at all, in the first place. Where the social network in blue originally found purchase with college students, the years between then and now may have found the brand's social peak. Facebook remains the most dominant social network in the world, but according to one analysis firm, there's a limit to what young people will take.

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Snapchat redesign is bad: How to go back

Snapchat redesign is bad: How to go back

Snapchat released a new redesign of their social networking app this month and throngs of users hate it. They cannot fathom how developers at Snapchat could possibly have come up with something so bad. They've gone so far as to download old versions of the app to attempt to keep their tapping and swiping the way it was. But they can't. They can't have anything the way they want it, because Snapchat is dragging them kicking and screaming into the future, just like Facebook.

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Snapchat Do Not Disturb mode sneakily added

Snapchat Do Not Disturb mode sneakily added

Social media can be great for staying in touch with friends and family you don't see enough, but we all have that one friend who takes things a little too far. This is the type of person who seems to live on social media, always updating their feeds, sending out messages, and keeping everyone in the loop when it comes to their daily goings-on. In short: These types of people can't resist sharing everything on social media, and now Snapchat is doing something about it.

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Bitmoji get new customization options in “Deluxe” update

Bitmoji get new customization options in “Deluxe” update

It's been a little while since we last heard from Bitmoji, but that doesn't mean that Snapchat hasn't been paying attention to it behind the scenes. Today, Snapchat is introducing a new feature called "Bitmoji Delxue," and promises that it will offer you more customization options when it comes to creating your Bitmoji. If you're one of the many Bitmoji users out there, you may want to check your app today.

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Snapchat video ads may get three second delay to stop rapid skips

Snapchat video ads may get three second delay to stop rapid skips

Snapchat is considering a new monetization method that will upset users should it go live: three-second wait times before skipping advertisements. According to sources speaking on the matter, Snapchat is "serious" in its contemplation of the change, which would come close to mirroring the skip-button used on YouTube video advertisements. The reason, according to the sources, is young users' tendency to immediately skip ads.

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Snapchat will be basically unavoidable with Stories Everywhere

Snapchat will be basically unavoidable with Stories Everywhere

It isn't exactly easy to be a social media network here in a crowded 2017, and that's especially true when Facebook owns the competition. Throughout the year, Facebook has been launching new features for Instagram, turning the app into its own little version of Snapchat. This, of course, is bad news for Snapchat itself, as it has been significantly lagging behind Instagram in terms of user numbers for some time now.

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CNN kills its daily Snapchat news show ‘The Update’ after 4 months

CNN kills its daily Snapchat news show ‘The Update’ after 4 months

While Snapchat, as an app, continues to be a hit among millennial social media users, as a platform for more traditional forms of media it continues to be a gamble. News outlet CNN has revealed that it's pulling the plug on The Update, its daily news program that it launched on Snapchat's Discover section just four months ago. The show offered a brief daily recap of the network's biggest news from around the world.

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