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Users lash out at Snapchat over radical redesign.

Snapchat is facing a wave of outraged users demanding its recently updated app make like one of its messages and disappear. The backlash, as swift as it was harsh, met the rollout of a radical redesign that completely changes the way the popular social media app works. The redesigned app, which was meant to simplify...
Time: 23:20     Date: 13.02.2018
Last US Business News: Users lash out at Snapchat over radical redesign. NY Post 24 - US News

The backlash, as swift as it was harsh, met the rollout of a radical redesign that completely changes the way the popular social media app works.

The redesigned app, which was meant to simplify and streamline the Snapchat experience, appears to have had the opposite effect for many users.

Features that many used on a daily basis are now in different parts of the app, causing confusion among its loyal users.

Snapchat’s user interface is now effectively split in two. In one window, conversations with your friends as well as their personal stories. In the other, stories of the brands and outlets that create content for Snapchat.

Users have complained that it is now difficult to follow their best friends’ stories — and have said the update had put their all-important Snap Streaks in danger due to confusion about how to send and view messages.

A petition on Change.org calling for Snapchat to revert its app to the way it was before the update has garnered nearly 850,000 signatures, with signers calling the update “unnecessary,” “horrible” and “some bulls–t.”

Snapchat’s App Store ratings have taken a hit as well. The latest version of the app is rated at 1.9 stars out of 5.

In the past month, 1-star ratings have made up 33.3 percent of the social network’s ratings, according to App Store intelligence company Apptopia. In its lifetime, 1-star ratings have only made up 12.6 percent of the total.

The research firm eMarketer has projected Snapchat to add 1.9 million users under the age of 24 this year. It remains to be seen if the blowback to the update will change that number.

Business

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Opinion

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Living

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A vegetarian diet won’t just help to keep your waist slimmer — it’ll also keep your wallet fatter. Researchers...
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Imagine John Oliver in a yarmulke, minus the Trump remarks. That’s pretty much what you’ll get from Ashley Blaker, the...
US Living News: Trace amounts of opioids found in shellfish off Seattle coast. NY Post 24 - US News
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Researchers at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife have discovered trace amounts of opioids in mussels in several...
US Living News: Military report reveals more strange details on ‘UFO’ sighting. NY Post 24 - US News
Military report reveals more strange details on ‘UFO’ sighting.
UFO sightings are a dime a dozen these days and they have been for a while, but back in December the New York Times released...
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How Coney Island transformed over the past century.
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Police have no clue how a gun ended up in driver’s bumper.
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US Living News: Police officer takes homeless man’s dog to vet, pays for bill. NY Post 24 - US News
Police officer takes homeless man’s dog to vet, pays for bill.
A Florida police officer was praised earlier this month for helping a homeless man who needed to take his dog to the vet....

Business

Last US Business News: Tesla accelerated seconds before Autopilot crash in Utah: cops. NY Post 24 - US News
Tesla accelerated seconds before Autopilot crash in Utah: cops.
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Last US Business News: Tesla settles class-action lawsuit over its Autopilot system. NY Post 24 - US News
Tesla settles class-action lawsuit over its Autopilot system.
Tesla on Thursday reached an agreement to settle a class action lawsuit with buyers of its Model S and Model X cars who alleged...
Last US Business News: Perry Ellis founder sets deadline for offer to take company private. NY Post 24 - US News
Perry Ellis founder sets deadline for offer to take company private.
Perry Ellis is tired of founder George Felden­kreis’ public efforts to “mischaracterize” the company’s review of...
Last US Business News: Elon Musk wants to name his journalist rating site after Communist newspaper. NY Post 24 - US News
Elon Musk wants to name his journalist rating site after Communist newspaper.
Elon Musk is taking his Twitter tantrums to a whole new level. The increasingly irascible Tesla chief executive went on a...
Last US Business News: Live Nation gave execs $11M in bonuses despite missing targets: suit. NY Post 24 - US News
Live Nation gave execs $11M in bonuses despite missing targets: suit.
A Live Nation investor is accusing the concert promoter of handing out $11 million in bonuses to top execs last year despite...
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Victoria’s Secret could be diving back into swimwear.
Victoria’s Secret may dip its toe back into the swimsuit business, after all. The struggling lingerie giant’s wishy-washy...
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McDonald’s customers suing for $5M over unwanted cheese.
Two McDonald’s customers in Florida are suing the fast-food giant for a hefty sum of $5 million because they say they’re...
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Netflix becomes the world’s most valuable entertainment company.
Netflix’s stock market value ballooned to a record $153 billion on Thursday and eclipsed Walt Disney Co. for the first...

Metro

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Bruised toddler found dead in Bronx apartment: cops.
A 3-year-old boy with bruises on his face was found dead in his Bronx apartment, police said. Messiah Allen’s stepfather...
Metro News: Amber Alert issued for toddler whose mother was found dead. NY Post 24 - US News
Amber Alert issued for toddler whose mother was found dead.
New York authorities issued an Amber Alert on Friday for a toddler whose mother was found dead upstate this week. Authorities...
Metro News: De Blasio whines about ‘harmful’ tabloid culture. NY Post 24 - US News
De Blasio whines about ‘harmful’ tabloid culture.
Mayor Bill de Blasio played the “Trump” card again on Friday — teeing off on the media, especially The Post,...
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Sport

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