Despite the Hate, Snapchat Redesign Is Here To Stay

Snapchat New Update Brings GIF stickers and Some Design Changes

The stock market value of Snap, owner of the Snapchat messaging app, fell $1.5bn after reality TV star Kylie Jenner said she no longer used it.

At 5:50 PM ET on February 21, Kylie Jenner tweeted that she does not "open Snapchat anymore".

Jenner didn't spell out why she parted with Snapchat, but her comments were widely seen as a response to the service's recent controversial redesign. "We completely understand the new Snapchat has felt uncomfortable for many".

"Beginning soon on iOS, and with Android in the coming weeks, we are introducing tabs in Friends and Discover, which will make it easier to find the Stories that you want, when you want them", the release said.

While there is no way to definitively say whether Jenner's tweet caused the stock to slump, she is known as one of the app's most popular users.

Some Twitter users are tweeting "King Kylie" and saying that if she doesn't like the redesign, Jenner can become the fearless leader who pressures the tech giant to revert to its original design.

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But that was before Kylie tweeted her dissatisfaction. Further, it said that the Friends page is not only customizable, but would evolve into something smarter with time. "We are very excited for what's ahead", the statement read.

Evan Spiegel, the CEO of Snapchat's parent company, received $638 million in total compensation in 2017, according to a company filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday. Many users called the new app confusing to navigate. As of midday, shares were down more than 8 percent for the day, at times pushing below the company's $17 IPO price.

However, it seems that Snapchat is bent on making those redesigns permanent.

Snap boss Evan Spiegel had something to soften the blow, though, with news his total pay was a huge $600m previous year.

One million people signed a petition demanding Snap roll back the change.

In the official announcement, the developers confirmed that the new Gif stickers powered by Giphy will be added to the Sticker Picker option which is already found in the Snapchat user interface.

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