If you weren’t so happy about the Snapchat redesign, we have some good news. Some rumors suggest the app might be going back to some of its initial features that will be effectively integrated in the new version. The company has already confirmed a test that moves friends’ Stories into the Discover tab. This resembles the old design, and makes a clear distinction between friends and ads brought by brands.
The Snapchat redesign moves friend Stories to the Discover tab
The rumors about the new Snapchat redesign seem to be founded, as a small section of users could see the tests run on the app. If you remember the old features, you know that all Stories were available in one single tab. Now, Snapchat moved Stories from friends to the Discover tab, but it now has a few other separate tabs. One of them is for friends, the other one for subscriptions, and the third one for ads and other suggested content.
However, the Snapchat redesign is actually a lot better. The old feed mixed everything together, so you often could stumble upon an ad when you wanted to see what your friends had been doing. Now, tapping the Friends tab will keep all the other content away.
This latest redesign seems a bit friendlier than the previous one
Snapchat wanted to highlight a clear distinction between people and brand content. If the redesign is final, you will be able to see more Stories from your friends. At the same time, subscription content will appear in a different feed, but it’s still there. It will be separate, but still readily accessible.
If you enjoy this Snapchat redesign, don’t get too excited yet. The company said it was running only a few tests at the moment. Depending on the feedback they receive on the new features, the company will decide if the new design is final or not.
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