Snapchat rolls out a new update every two to three months on its app to fix older bugs and patches. It also brings a few new features to the app so that users can have more fun. But not all the Snapchatter loves the new features. Recently, the July new update leaves a bit of a negative influence on users. They are not quite happy with their new design and layout.
A huge majority of users are responding to Snapchat regarding its new update, which makes them so frustrated and irritating. Due to this action, they also want to roll back to the previous version of the Snapchat app.
So, what actually happens in the new update that brings so much hatred towards it? What makes so many users get rid of Snapchat new update? How can we get an older version of Snapchat on both Android and IOS? We will find answers to all these questions in today’s article.
Before you start to make any bad or inappropriate decision, I want you to calm down and just follow our process. You are not the only person who got stuck in a new Snapchat update; I’m also that person.
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What Happens in the New Update?
When Snapchat announced a new update, then it has done quite changes to its app layout and structure. This means the way app interaction is slightly changed and newer. So, what are those changes made by Snapchat?
When a person posts some content on their story, then it was available in a separate section. But with the latest update, it merges the stories and friends on a single page. From now on, you have to visit the Stories section if you want to see your friend list.
Another catching thing that is just changed in the new update is the sneaky feature. Remember when you receive a new message on Snapchat, then you can half swipe it to see a persons’ message without opening, now it is no longer available. You can’t do a swipe on someone’s message; if you do that, then it takes you to the map page.
Furthermore, it looks like there is also a change in the celebrity and publication page. You can find them in a separate Discover section rather than on stories.
This is not only the problem after an update; some Snapchatter also has another issue. They reported that their stories won’t disappear after they view them. It keeps repeating again and again but won’t go away.
Response from Snapchat Users on Twitter
The new update of Snapchat increases the disappointed user level at a high point. Lots of Snapchat users give a direct response to Snapchat on Twitter. Let’s see some of them down below:
One Twitter user tweet saying, “Think I’m going to boycott Snapchat, I honestly can’t deal with the new update.”
A tweet from another user wrote, “Can’t cope with this new Snapchat update, even thinking of deleting it.”
Another tweet says, “The new Snapchat update doesn’t let you do that slidey thing on blue chat when you can’t be arsed opening the actual message, life ruined.”
So, a new update of Snapchat is really getting into people’s nerves. We can say that lots of Snapchatter are not quite having fun after the update takes place.
Can You Uninstall the Snapchat New Update?
If your Snapchat is already up-to-date, then you can’t directly uninstall the new update and get the old one; it won’t work like that. But, there is a trick to this solution. If you get the exact old version of Snapchat APK and install it on your device, then it will work. However, it’s only available for android users. On IOS, you have to jailbreak your phone. But there is another way to get the old version of Snapchat on iPhone too, which we will be going to learn later on in this article.
How to Get Rid of Snapchat New Update?
This is not the first time that Snapchat announced a new update. Previously, Snapchat also re-design the app by bringing lots of updates. A few years ago, when a new update hit the app, then users had difficulty properly using it. It won’t get a response to a certain action and even stops at a certain point completely. This action cost Snapchat losing millions of its daily active users. But after a few days, they fix the problem in a new update.
Saying that getting rid of the new Snapchat update is not the long-term solution. I know it causes so much more trouble and disaster more than they could imagine, but they might make a correction or solve it in the next update.
However, if you can’t withstand anymore and want to get rid of the Snapchat new update, it’s also possible somehow. You have to install the previous version of the app and replace it with a new one. But, you should know on which version you are shifting so that you won’t get the too old version of the app.
So, now let’s see how to get an old version of Snapchat after an update? How to shift from new Snapchat update to old one? How do you downgrade the Snapchat app? But before we jump into these topics, first let’s turn-off the auto-update so that you can check the design and features of Snapchat in the next update.
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How to Turn off Snapchat Auto-update?
When we first purchase a mobile, then all the functions and options are in default. Later on, we manually have to change it according to our needs. It also implies the auto-update. Your phone automatically updates the apps if there is one when you are connected to the internet. This means you don’t have to manually update the app.
Auto-update also fills up your mobile memory a lot faster and results in low space. When this happens, some of your heavy apps also keep crashing if your phone is out of space.
Now, to turn off, the auto-update feature to prevent Snapchat from auto-update, follow these few steps.
- Open the Play Store.
- Tap on Three horizontal lines from the upper left corner.
- Move to the Settings option.
- Tap on the Auto-updates apps option where you have to disable the auto-update option.
- Finally, tap on Don’t auto-update apps.
- From now on, when there is a new update, then your system won’t automatically update any apps. Instead, you have to manually update the app.
- Open the Settings.
- Scroll down and tap on iTunes & App Store.
- Finally, toggle off the App Updates.
How to Get Back to Older Version of Snapchat After Update?
Shifting from the current version to the previous version is somehow a difficult task. You must know which version of the Snapchat app is the exact old version. Otherwise, you can’t install the exact previous version of Snapchat that is before an update.
Considering that thing, we will provide step by step guide to get an older version of Snapchat after the update. This way, you don’t have to get frustrated over which version you should install.
There are different methods to move back to the older version of the Snapchat app in Android and IOS. The method we will do for the Android device won’t work on the iPhone device and vice-versa.
So, follow these simple guides to install the old version of Snapchat in both Android and IOS.
Backup Your Snapchat Content
Before you move to the old version of Snapchat, make sure to backup your all Snapchat memories. It will help to retrieve all your snaps when you install the old version. So, all your favorite snaps won’t get deleted.
Now, to backup, your snaps follow these paths Settings > Memories > Backup Process. If the backup says complete, then you don’t have to back up your snaps. However, if not, then tap to see which snaps need backup.
Install Old Version of Snapchat on Android
Now, if you are ready to get rid of the new Snapchat update, then it’s time to install the old version of Snapchat.
Android uses the APK (Android Application Package) file for its app. When there is a new update, then it releases another version of the APK file. So, if you can find the previous version of Snapchat APK, then you can access an old version of Snapchat even after the update.
You have to be very careful whenever you are downloading the APK file from the website. If you install the wrong APK file from an authorized site, then a file may contain viruses and malware that can harm your device. Moreover, it can also steal your data and information through the APK when you download it on your phone. So, it’s always good to think to download the APK from a trusted website. You can follow the APKPure or uptodown to get an old version of the Snapchat app.
If you know the exact previous version of Snapchat APK, then it will be a lot easier for you to install the app. Besides, you can also use the week back APK after the update. However, if it troubles you to find one, then you can also install the APK version 10.86.5.61 or 10.86.0.55
After successfully downloading one of the above versions, now locate the APK and install it on your device. Once done, then access your Snapchat app using the login credentials.
Note: Turn off the auto-update on your mobile so that your current app won’t be updated. You can follow the above process to disable the auto-update.
If you have installed an old version of the Snapchat app on your other devices, which was still not updated, then you can take that APK file and install it on your device.
You can find the APK in your mobile downloaded apps section. So, transfer the file into your current device and install it to access the old version of Snapchat.
Also Read: How to Delete or Deactivate Snapchat Account
Install Old Version of Snapchat on IOS
IOS won’t have an APK file that we can find on Android. Instead, it does have its own IPA file. But in order to install the IPA file in the iPhone, you need to jailbreak your phone; otherwise, the system won’t let you install the IPA file.
However, when you jailbreak your IOS device, then you may be in huge trouble. That’s because if anything goes wrong during the jailbreak, then you can lose your phone. But don’t worry; we still have one other option to get rid of the new Snapchat update.
Apple allows the restriction on the iPhone to keep its privacy under any circumstances. So moving back to the previous version app may lead to losing your data and information. That’s because of the bugs and patches. But the below method can take you to the previous version of Snapchat.
[Note: If you are using this method, then do it at your own risk. I won’t be responsible if anything goes wrong that costs your data. Besides, I am not sure this method will work in all IOS devices.]
- Delete your Snapchat app.
- Turn off the automatic updates. You can follow these paths Settings > iTunes & App Store > Updates app > toggle off.
- Once again, download the Snapchat app.
- Open the app and tap on the Login option.
- Now, here comes a tricky part; instead of providing full login credentials, only type your Username.
- Now, tap on Forgot Your Password.
- After that, use your phone number to reset your password.
- Now, you have to prove that you are not a robot by selecting the pictures.
- Provide your number to Snapchat, where it will send the confirmation code for password recovery.
- Once you receive the code, enter the code in the required field.
- Finally, type the new password, and it opens the old Snapchat account.
Once again, I am not sure whether this method works on all devices or not if it works, then good for you.
Why Shifting From New Version of Snapchat to Old Version Can Take You to the Disadvantage?
Snapchat is serious about its user’s data privacy. It won’t let breach the data in any circumstances. With every new update, they fix the bug and maintain the security level. It’s because to close the gateway for unauthorized access. So, if you downgrade your Snapchat app, then the risk of your private data will be high. You might lose your data if unauthorized users accessed it.
Another disadvantage that you can get for using the old version of the Snapchat app is the features. You can’t get access to the app’s latest features if they are meant to increase followers and business activity. Moreover, you are also losing new filters, lenses, cameo, and more. The new “Dance filters” are recently getting popular within the app, so you will miss those features.
User-interface of also another important thing in the app. With the latest new design and layout of Snapchat, they make it a lot easier to use the app. You don’t have to follow more steps to access the features if you can do with just one tap.
If you keep using the old version of Snapchat, then it can bring so much trouble. Like, your cameos can stop working as well as your lenses and filters, Snapchat camera issues, and more. So, an outdated version of Snapchat is not a good thing; it will ruin all your fun.
Whatever the new update Snapchat brings, I think you should accept it for your own benefit. It might feel uneasy for a few couples of days, but it will be habitual later on. That’s because the outdated version of the app can lead you to various head-scratching issues.
Besides, if it’s your final decision and you miss your old version of Snapchat, then follow the above steps. For android users, it is quite easy to get rid of Snapchat new update by downloading the APK file, but IOS users will have trouble doing so. They either have to jailbreak the phone or wait until the next update.
Can you able to install the old version of the Snapchat app after the update? Let us know in the comment section.