The new Snapchat update has caused a bit of a stir leaving some people a tad annoyed with the changes that the social media platform has introduced. Some people are unhappy with the significant changes to the layout of the app, with the Friends, Discover and Stories sections all getting a makeover.
The Stories page, which let people post pictures and videos for 24 hours, has been removed. This image shows all of the screens you’ll soon be able to see on Snapchat (Picture: Snapchat) Instead, you can see your personal Snapchats jumbled up with mates’ content on the Friends screen. Furthermore, on the Discover page you can see content produced by brands, publications or professional content creators. Chats and Stories from your friends can be viewed by swiping right, while Stories from ‘publishers, creators and the community’ can be viewed on Discover by swiping to the left. If you are one of the people who aren’t happy with the latest update, then Android and iOS users can follow these steps below to downgrade.
Uninstalling on Android Tech Advisor has provided these useful guidelines to Android users looking to downgrade to an older version. One way you can go back to a previous version of an app is to find the installation file for the previous update and install that version. Android uses something called APK (which means Android application package) files for apps. You can search the web for the app name, version number and APK. You should have a copy of the APK files for every version of an app you’ve updated.
If you have a previous version of the app on another device, then you should be able to extract the APK file from it. If your mobile device or tablet is rooted, you can simply obtain the APK file from the /data/app/folder. Once you have the file, you can uninstall the newer version of the app from your device, and then proceed to copy the older APK file you found to the phone or tablet using Windows Explorer (File Explorer). After, copy it to either a new folder, or the Download folder. Then, you’ll need to download or buy an Android File Explorer app to find the file on your Android device, at which point you can tap on it and install it. Android users could also try also download different older versions of Snap from here as an alternative.