One million Snapchat users sign petition against recent update

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This is a big move for Snapchat and just the latest effort to gain more users and keep users engaged.

A statement on the petition said: "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 hard".

Well-intentioned as it may be, however, from a user-interface point of view, Snapchat's redesign is a bit of a nightmare.

Nic Rumsey, who set up the petition, wrote that some are using Virtual Private Network (VPN) apps in order to access the older version of the platform: "That's how annoying this update has become", he said.

Back in November 2017, CEO of Snapchat, Evan Spiegel, released a 60-second video to demonstrate the then "upcoming" changes, where he explained "While blurring the lines between professional content creators and your friends has been an interesting Internet experiment, it has also produced some odd side-effects (like fake news) and made us feel like we have to perform for our friends rather than just express ourselves".

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"There is a general level of annoyance among users and many have chose to use a VPN app, or are using other risky apps or steps, to go back to the old Snapchat as that's how annoying this new update has become". Speak your thoughts on the news below and stay tuned for much more from Snapchat coming very soon.

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

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.

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.

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