Scrolling through twitter has been an hilarious hour of amazing comedic filled tweets. Snapchatters welcomed a new update this week to help them “Discover” editorial pieces as well as no longer have the ability to stalk friends and loved ones. Snapchat’s blog in regards to the Discover feature mentioned,
“Snapchat Discover is a new way to explore Stories from different editorial teams. It’s the result of collaboration with world-class leaders in media to build a storytelling format that puts the narrative first. This is not social media.” So then, it looks like Snapchat has figured out a way to commercialize the app without being overbearing. If you want to see extra media driven content there is a special button that you can hit. If you rather not see additional stories from outside sources can just ignore the button and snap away like normal.
Now back to the stalking (LOL). Users used to be able to see who others were snapping with the most due to Snapchat’s Best Friends feature. However, this newest update seems to have completely deleted this aspect from the app. Thousands took to Twitter with tweets ranging from girlfriends freaking out about their guys possibly cheating to guys celebrating their new found freedom to snap any and all females without consequences.
Videos, memes and photoshopped greatness captured the social media frenzy. A couple of our favorite tweets included:
“so mad that they have got rid of bestfriends of snapchat.. when im talking to a hot boy i want my friends to know.”
“DON’T UPDATE SNAPCHAT ITS A TRAP”
“Plot twist: snap chat will show everyone’s best friends again in a week, giving everyone enough time to screw themselves over”
Yikes on that last one, but have no fear Snapchatters this fun component will soon make its way back onto the app. Evan Spiegel also took to twitter and said,”
“We’ll bring back BFs soon. A few higher-profile friends wanted to keep their usernames private – we’ll come up with a better way to do that.”
So then, have fun with your snaps because now you are completely private and anonymous to the world. Best Friends will back before we all know it, no doubt just in time to catch some interesting revelations on our friend’s list (HaHa).
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