Primarily, with the new update came the new Spotlight page which is altered from the previous page that was characterized with a play button and a way smaller influx of entertainment/information. I think it’s bad enough that Snapchat is progressing into a very average and conventional social media app by inundating its users in an overflow of media, therefore influencing many addictive habits, but it’s absolutely absurd for the recent updates to forcefully broadcast this new Spotlight page. For one, it’s taking away from this app’s originality and transforming it into every other basic social media app like Instagram [IG] and TikTok [TT] by supplying an endless road of roughly 60 second videos that 1) Aid in the detrimental breakdown of people’s, especially adolescents’, attention span, but also 2) Create an incredible time-waster. Hence the Updaters, aside from maybe a few lenses, weren’t looking at how any list of pros could outweigh cons in reference to the benefits of Snapchat users after they spend incalculable amounts of time scrolling through Snapchat’s new “For You Page [TT]” / “Explore Page [IG]”. Additionally, along with the other core social media leaders as stated beforehand, the user is limited to how exposed their Spotlight page is in everyday use; maybe parental restrictions assist the limitations of time spent, what information is viewable, and even if it can be disabled, etc. Yet, for example, I would like to to have the choice to personally disable my Snapchat Spotlight page altogether because of the negative effects it’s had on my productivity and mental health, not to mention the fact that I specifically kept this app above all others because of its relatively user-aware software. However, I cannot do anything of the sort except clicking the “I don’t like…” button per individual video. This shows the ‘peer pressure’ [surrounding trends] that Snap has yet to overcome that demonstrates the fight for revenue rather than the actual benefits a user can receive on the app. In conclusion, it would be really appreciated if there were more ways to limit the Spotlight availability to merit increased wellbeing of Snapchat users who do not want to be zombified by the another stream of endless swiping, just like most other social media apps. Snapchat has been a long-standing apex predator in the social media outlet without a Spotlight page, and I’m sure the developers could implement routes that allow the users to still genuinely enjoy their favorite app. Thank You.
I’ve had snapchat ever since it came out. i’ve never done anything against community guidelines. i exited out of the app, and then went back to open it, and was logged out. i proceeded to login, and it said i was temporarily locked out. FOR NO REASON. i attempted to ask for help on twitter @snapsupport, and i didn’t get very far. i got one response and all it said was to go to the provided link and it was assist me, it did not. i then wrote snap support on their website for more help, and they told me the exact same thing. everything they told me was the same thing i could read on the website. i’m super upset about this because i not only have high streaks, but all my memories are on there. to know that i did nothing wrong, and no one will tell me why i was locked out, is so aggravating. it’s not “support” when you aren’t helping in any way. i was trying to be nice and give snapchat the benefit of the doubt, but i was locked out around 8:30 pm. it’s now 3:00 am !! i’ve wrote multiple times, and i only get one response. i extremely don’t want to wait 24 hours or more to access my account, this has to be a glitch on snapchat’s side, and it’s ridiculous.
Every time I do either of these things my whole Snapchat crashes and I have to try and do it over and over again and it makes me mad so I end up giving up. Also, they made it so you can’t even see who views your story that are not your friends, it’s just the name of their Snapchat, not their username. I don’t have dark mode but others do. This app is becoming so bad. Bring back the old Snapchat. This app is so bad now.
Update: Now it’s not even just from me editing pictures, I literally can’t stay in the app for even five minutes without it crashing. It’s so bad, I don’t know what’s wrong with it. I have deleted apps, I have cleared my cache, I have tried to check for updates, I have tried everything. Fix your app. It’s not my phone, my phone is an iPhone 12. Listen to the reviews and fix your app or you will have nobody left to market to.
Snapchat is overall an amazing app but sometimes it has its glitches. Today I woke up to no Bitmoji but my friends on Snapchat could. I don’t know if this is Bitmojis problem or a glitch in the app but I never know when I have a Bitmoji now!! Overall Snapchat is a great app and this is the first time I’ve ever had an issue but it’s very minor and not a big deal at all!! I recommend Snapchat to everyone 12+, it’s a great app to communicate and stay in touch with friends and family members but I will admit there can be some creeps on the app so watch out, I’ve had multiple people message me on Snapchat trying to get inappropriate pictures and private information from me!! Again Snapchat is a great app, I totally recommend but just make sure to be careful on it!!
I been using Snapchat as long as I can remember. I never used it for much but to only just to have it. I never had to use it to text friends sense I had message for that. I also never really was one to post anything. I never understood why you should send streaks or post stuff that was useless. Overall it is a good app for friends to use and can be used as a dating app. But if your friends have message then just text on there. Snapchat can cause all sorts of trust issues with the read or opened sign. Especially when it doesn’t even work and glitches saying they read it when they actually didn’t. But to be honest it is a good app to play with but just don’t understand the addition to it.
I am very disappointed and dissatisfied with Snapchat’s guidelines. They deleted my account for no reason at all. And I have never violated their community guidelines. When there are people on the app who send and ask for unsolicited pictures and catfish using other people pictures. Not to mention pedophiles can contact kids and send very demoralizing and Inhumane things. Snapchat does not care about its users and it does not have a proper team to help their users with issues like this.
Snapchat, FIX YOURSELF. Every single update that’s just for “bug fixes” seems to cause another bug to happen after fixing the first one♀️ my snap maps tells me that people are in very weird places and when I ask them about it they literally show me what their snap map looks like and it’s no where near what it’s showing on mine. Some of the new features are cool and all but not even gonna lie I’d rather go back to og snap than deal with all the bugs surrounding the newer versions♀️
My Account has been locked for a couple of days now and I have done nothing to cross the line. I went on Twitter and come to find out a lot of people are getting massed banned with no reason or help.This has been happening ever since the new update that was out about a week ago. Please look into it Snapchat team and actually help us a lot of us have done nothing wrong to deserve this and we are loosing a lot of memories because of your mistakes. You need to fix this please!!
i used to love snapchat and i never had any problems with it.. but that has changed... i am constantly having issues with the app crashing. my videos will send but then there will be times they don’t send and i have to uninstall and reinstall the app which is mad annoying. it always crashes and i always have problems with the videos. other then that no problems but the crashing of the app needs to improve seriously
Hey Snapchat! So I’ve been using this app for over seven years now. And loved it ever since. For some odd reason, my avatar is just plain. And I can’t make any changes. When I try to change the outfit and click save, it says something went wrong please try again. I restarted my phone did the update and it’s still not working. Please fix this so I can show off my avatar. Thanks!