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No, You Can't Undo the New Snapchat Update, But Here's a Workaround

Users aren't happy with it.

Snapchat’s new overhaul is being called a “literal nightmare” by users, but if you’re adamantly opposed to the change, there’s a fix for users who haven’t updated.

If you have updated, there’s a petition you can sign that is asking Snap to “undo” its recent app redesign.

The update, which has reportedly rolled out to some users in the UK, Australia, and Canada, has a new “Friends” tab that displays a non-chronological feed, along with a new Discover section.

Nineteen-year-old avid Snap user Kaytlyn Whatley of Birmingham, England, received the update, and she says she’s “not a fan at all.”

“I don’t like how the news is mixed in with my friends’ Stories,” she tells Inverse. “It’s annoying and tedious trying to flick through to find my friends’ Stories.”

Snapchat's new "Friends" tab.

The redesign now features users’ own Story under their profile page, whereas it used to appear on top of friends’ Stories.

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Other changes include Group Chats getting their own page and optional Story. Meanwhile, the famous Snap Map has been moved, too, and now appears on the Discover page and in Search. Before the update, the map was also previously accessible from the camera screen.

Whatley likened the new Friends tab to Instagram’s algorithmic feed. Though she admits Snap’s algorithm doesn’t seem to know her as well, noting “the top three people I contact the most and then the two below that I never interact with.”

Snap Inc. isn’t sharing specifics around who has received the redesign or the roll-out schedule at this time. The company confirms that the new update is being made available globally in Q1.

Snapchat's redesigned "Discover" tab.

Snap recognizes users’ frustration with the new design, saying it will take time to adjust to it.

“Updates as big as this one can take a little getting used to, but we hope the community will enjoy it once they settle in,” a Snap spokesperson tells Inverse.

While users can’t forego being chosen to participate in the update, there is a slight workaround for those who haven’t switched over yet. While avoiding app updates isn’t recommended, as it does slow down your apps’ functions, it’s the only option die-hard Snap users have for keeping their current design.

As some reports have pointed out, users can avoid the redesign by simply not “updating” their Snapchat app in the App Store.

Snapchatters can do this by turning off automatic app updates in their phones’ settings. To do this on an iPhone, switch off the “Updates” tab under iTunes & App Store’s “Automatic Downloads” section.

If you have an Android, you can simply open the Play Store menu and disable auto updates in your settings.

As for “getting used to” the new app, only time will tell if Snap’s power users will go along with it.

“I wouldn’t say it’s that much of a big deal, but it’s making me prefer Instagram stories,” Whatley says.

Media via Kaytlyn Whatley, Snap Inc.

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Where were you when Game Of Thrones first premiered on HBO in the summer of 2011? I was interning at a comedy website in New York, so naturally I was surrounded by the biggest nerds you have ever seen in your life, so naturally we all got together to watch the show together on Sunday nights. Wild to think that in the eight years prior, Ned Stark is long dead, Arya is now the most feared assassin in Westeros, and Varys… well, he’s still a real dick.

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4 Jackets Worth Wearing This Spring

It's hard to find the perfect light spring jacket, but it doesn't have to be.

Transitional seasons, spring being one of them, can be one of the hardest to dress for. You don’t know how cold it will be once the sun goes down and if you overcompensate, like I do, you might overlayer and end up sweating the entire day. No one likes either of those possibilities and the solution is often a lightweight jacket.

8 Creepy Unsolved Murder Mysteries That Even the Internet Can't Solve

"When the teen’s skeleton was found, his knees reportedly were above his head and a hand was covering his face.”

The internet loves certain things without question: dogs, yodeling kids and memes. But perhaps the most cherished internet fodder are unsolved mysteries. Long after police and private investigators shelve cold cases, real-life murder cases live online for decades, meticulously pored over by Redditors and Facebook-moms alike.

They become especially popular if some curious conspiracy theorist is able to upload photo “evidence” or eyewitness accounts. Sometimes evidence that a jury might take as sufficient cause to convict a killer doesn’t quite satisfy online researchers, and conspiracy theorists will hold tight to creepy, unexplained details, falling deeper down a rabbit hole of independent investigation.

The 50 Best Joe Biden Memes

The internet's favorite Vice President.

It’s been well-established that former Vice President Joe Biden is the most memeable politician of our time. Clad in aviator sunglasses with a folksy smile, the gaffe-prone Biden made for perfect meme fodder as the juvenile foil to President Barack Obama’s elevated demeanor.

Biden’s meme bona fides got a boost on Tuesday after saying that, as a young man, he would’ve fought President Donald Trump because of the way our current President has treated women. “If we were in high school, I’d take him behind the gym and beat the hell out of him,” Biden announced at a University of Miami rally.