Snapchat’s 2020 update has been released, and let’s just say that fans are less than impressed with the new features and the layout of the app now.
Many users are trying to navigate the app and work out how they can do things such as half swipe on messages with the new update.
Others have taken to Twitter to criticise the design features of the app following the update.
Can you get rid of the Snapchat 2020 update?
Unfortunately, once you have updated your Snapchat app, there is no way of uninstalling the Snapchat 2020 update.
While you can’t get rid of the update, you can prevent this from happening next time, and with your other favourite apps, by turning off auto update.
We’ve written you a guide on how to do this, which means that you can be the one in control of the updates on the apps you use.
How to turn off auto update on iPhone
- Open your settings
- Click on the tab which says your name, and “Apple ID, iCloud, iTunes and App Store”
- Click on “iTunes and App Store”
- Under “Automatic Downloads” you will see a switch next to “App Updates”, turn this off.
You have now turned off automatic app updates, so your apps will only be updated if you choose to update them, which you will have to do manually.
How to half swipe on the Snapchat 2020 update
“Half swiping” basically just means that you can swipe a little to the right and view someone’s message, without having to open it fully.
This feature was popular as it meant users were able to read their messages without the other person seeing that they had opened the message, giving users more time to reply.
Many fans have taken to Twitter to express their frustration over the half swipe feature being removed from the app due to the update, but this is not the case.
You can still half swipe on Snapchat, you just have to use a slightly different method. To start your swipe, press down on the user’s Bitmoji in the chat view.
Then, half swipe to view the message while holding down on their Bitmoji, but don’t open the full way unless you want to mark the conversation as read.
Twitter reacts to Snapchat Update 2020
Plenty of fans seemed annoyed about the fact you can no longer “half swipe” on the new update, meaning you can’t have a peek at your snaps before opening them:
Others were unimpressed with the new layout and called out Snapchat for their design choices: