The change was meant to assist the company in making it more easy to understand for new audiences as the company struggles to find its footing as a public company, but they ended up angering the huge user base in the process.
Snapchat has reinstated its chronological Stories feed for some users. The company had seen daily active users growth go exponentially down from 17% to under 3% per quarter after the launch of Instagram like Stories on Snapchat, but they saw new users joining Snapchat more due to the algorithmic sorting.
Showing the most recent Stories first makes them predictable and coherent to browse.
Snapchat may have finally acknowledged that users didn't like some aspects of its total redesign.
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"The new update is letting users see stories in reverse chronological order in both of the new designs; the one where there are just stories and tabs, as well as the other where there are separate stories and chat tabs", said a report. While chronological Snapchat stories are advantageous for those who are looking to see action right as it happens, it is also heavily slanted to favor those who use the platform heavily - with huge amounts of stories flooding out posts from your favorite friends and family who only use the app occasionally. The algorithm sorting that Snapchat has been using was created to put people you watched Stories from or chatted with the most at the top of your feed.
Switching to a similar functional design has helped Instagram and Twitter boost growth.
According to TechCrunch, Snapchat users have now started to see these changes. Snapchat initially refused to listen to its users, it seems as though the company is actually making moves reverting back to its old ways.