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Snapchat has once again updated its look, hoping to win back users who hated an ad-friendly redesign from earlier this The company began rolling out the tweaks to its failed redesign last week, but that just set off another round of -- perhaps predictable -- criticism.
Snapchat's Meet and snap update was meant to fix the parts people hated about a January redesign, which drew online protests from famous Snapchatters including Kylie Jenner and Chrissy Teigen. The new fixes have done little to mollify the disgruntled, with many online commenters are expressing frustration over the costant tinkering.
It seems Snapchat is simply damned if they do -- and damned if they don't -- try to right the recent design wrongs. Still, app revolts are typically short lived. There was a brief moment of outrage over Twitter when it implemented algorithms. In Snapchat's case, though, the recent mutiny has had a measurable impact: Snapchat has million daily users in the first quarteran average of all three months, but it said that the number slipped in the final month.
At the same time, user satisfaction plummeted as a result of the redesign, according to a YouGov survey released last week. The polling firm tracked the app's consumers for the past two years, and the score, measuring favorable and negative impressions, dropped 73 percent since Advertisers, too, have been slow to jump into the app.
Snapchat's ad revenue disappointed last quarter. The original redesign introduced an algorithm based on people's interests, which was meant to get people to consume more media.
It was one way Snapchat tried to create a more advertiser-friendly enivronment. The professional media was all put in one location under the Discover section of the app, separate from the personal messaging. That philosophy led to a fundamental change to the app, though, and people stopped seeing Meet and snap video stories from friends, which no longer appeared alongside the video stories from professional media companies and web celebrities.
Stories from friends were getting lost for many users, because Snapchat also reordered the way it showed messages on the personal side of the app. No longer in reverese chronological order, Snapchat began showing Meet and snap to people dictated by an algorithm meant to highlight what users would most likely find interesting.
Snapchat kept all friends' content on the left side of the app, and put all the media to the right. The redesign of the redesign also confused some of Snapchat's closest observers: The question is if this is the right fix, and we don't know yet. Adobe on its future as rival Salesforce invades its turf By George P.
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