Snapchat's new update apparently makes Apple users feel like they have Android: 'This is the ugliest update'

The new update for Android users and for iOS users, launched on September 22 and September 21 respectively, seemed to have made some changes in the look and feel of the app that have not gone down well with many


                            Snapchat's new update apparently makes Apple users feel like they have Android: 'This is the ugliest update'
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On Tuesday, September 22, Twitter was abuzz with users complaining about another social media platform -- Snapchat. The multimedia messaging app developed by Snap Inc. rolled out an update on Tuesday and not many seem to be liking it. 

The new update -- version 11.1.1.66 for Android users and version 11.1.5.74 for iOS users, launched on September 22 and 21 respectively -- seemed to have made some changes in the look and feel of the app. For Apple users in particular, these changes made them feel, they claimed, like they were using Android.

“This is the ugliest update I have seen in my entire life. plz change it back lolz @Snapchat,” wrote one Twitter user. Another said, “Every time I open the snap chat app, I feel like I own an android with this ugly update.” Yet another Twitter user wrote, “Did anyone’s Snapchat turn into an android over the past 15 min or is that just me.”



 



 



 

The issue, it seemed, was the appearance of a navigation bar in the app’s format. For Apple users, the navigation bar is never at the bottom, unlike Android phones where it is (if not disabled) always at the very bottom of the screen. With Snapchat’s new UI adding what appeared like a navigation bar, Apple users seemed unsettled and unhappy.

"What is this new Snapchat update? no thank you,” wrote a Twitter user. Another Twitter user said, “The development team at Snapchat thinking this update would be good.” Another person wrote, “why does the new Snapchat update look SO bad if I wanted to see this on my screen I would’ve bought a f***ing android.”



 



 



 

Android users, however, had other issues with the update. On the Playstore, one user wrote, “I used to love snapchat, it worked good all the time. But when the new update came out, I couldn't see anyone's story's (only like one picture) I couldn't see anyone's snaps or videos. It always glitches even when I have good internet! Snapchat just doesnt work anymore. It never needed an update please make it go back to the way it was!!”

Another person wrote, “My snap has been acting up since the update. It won't refresh snaps, the snaps are black, no sound. I've did everything possible to try to get it to work. I've restarted, cleared cache, reinstalled, and logged out. My wifi connection is good, and also not working with my mobile data I'm just about ready to uninstall the app for good!!”

Another user complained, "Can't say what I wanna say but man this new update sucks. The day after I did the update it's saying I have snaps from a week ago that I didn't open yet I open all my snaps and it won't let me open any of the snaps anymore. This is stupid."

But there were still reasons to love the app it would seem. The new Anime filter on the app -- one that turns your face into the likeness of an anime character -- has been one of the most popular filters in ages, especially with Tik Tok users, who have been having a lot of fun with it. 

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