Snapchat was easily one of the most popular apps of the decade, with millions of people using the service across the world. Despite everything working great on the old Snapchat, bosses decided it was time for an update, and it has left a lot of people fuming. But you’ll be pleased to know that there is a way to reverse the new Snapchat update on both iPhone and Android devices!
Bosses made the decision to update the app to split your friends and family from businesses, but it hasn’t gone down well with users. As part of the update, the friends, stories and discover sections all updated.
It seems the majority of Snapchat users completely hate the new update — including the queen of Snap, Kylie Jenner. Many angry users have taken to Twitter to vent their frustration at the new update:
still love you tho snap … my first love
— Kylie Jenner (@KylieJenner) February 21, 2018
After the update took place, a Snapchat user from Australia created an online petition on change.org titled “Remove the new Snapchat Update”. At the time of publication, the petition has 1.2 million signatures, with the goal to reach 1.5 million growing closer.
Despite seemingly annoying users with its new display, some parts of the update are actually really useful. Users are now able to give their snaps an unlimited viewing time, as well as a whole host of new fonts and effects that users can add to their photos. Still, if you — like us — are desperate to get the original Snap back, we have a solution!
How to get the old Snapchat back on your iPhone:
1) Delete the app off your phone.
2) Connect your phone to iTunes on your computer and select your device when it loads. Instead of syncing your device, click the “Applications” button.
3) Then you will need to select “Apps” in the iTunes sidebar and find Snapchat from the list.
4) Select the “Install” option and then sync your device
If this is done correctly, the old Snapchat you backed up on iTunes should return to your device!
How to get the old Snapchat back on your Android device:
According to TechAdvisor, if you follow the below steps you should get the old Snapchat back on your device.
1) Find the installation file for the previous update, by searching the web for the app name, version number and APK.
2) Uninstall the new Snapchat from your phone and copy the old APK file to your phone using Windows Explorer.
3) Download an Android File Explorer app to find the file on your device and then you’ll have the option to install the old Snapchat
Snapchat is a multimedia app for mobile used to send images, videos, text and drawings. It was created by Evan Spiegel, Bobby Murphy, and Reggie Brown and it was initially launched in September 2011.
Snapchat is used by millions of people across the world. Recent figures suggest that Snapchat has 300 million+ monthly users, with 18-34 year-olds being the highest percentage of users.
Anybody with a smartphone can download Snapchat and create an account.
Are there any issues with getting the old Snapchat back?
Yes, as Snapchat’s new update involved security updates, reverting back to the old account could mean that you are not safe. Raj Samani, a security adviser, recently told The Independent, “While the changes to Snapchat’s user interface haven’t gone down too well, users need to be aware that any app updates are also likely to contain vital security updates in addition to changes to the look and feel.”
You have been warned!
This post was written by Alex Ross. It originally appeared on our sister site, heat world.