When Snap announced that Snapchat would be getting a redesign last year, it was meant to be for the better where it would make the app more user-friendly. Unfortunately it seems that Snap might not have anticipated the backlash, leading to the creation of a petition where users demanded that they bring back the old design.
Snap had initially defended the changes, but now it looks like the company will be conceding their defeat because according to a report from The Verge, some of Snapchat’s older designs will be making a return. The company has confirmed that they will be rolling out design changes to the app, where they will be bringing back some of the app’s previous designs.
For starters Snaps and Chats have gone back to being listed in chronological order, and Stories from friends have been moved back to their original location on the right-hand side of the interface. The app will also now launch in camera mode, as it did before the previous redesign. Hopefully these changes will be able to appease Snapchat’s core user base, especially since Snap’s first quarter earnings have shown that the redesign might not have been as beneficial as they would have liked.
These changes should already be rolling out to iOS users so do keep an eye out for it if it’s something you might be interested in.