Academy Girls React to Snapchat’s New Update

April 7, 2017


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Sophomore, Emily Abdoney, said, “I always procrastinate and go on Snapchat, and this is update is going to make it worse.”

In 2013, Snapchat, the fastest growing social app in the world, made a major change by adding a “stories” feature. Now, the company has already released an update in select US cities that allows users to search for millions of public Snapchat stories. Although this update is not available everywhere, the company says that they are planning on releasing it to all US cities.

Snapchat stories on the homepage can seem cluttered and confusing, but with the new search tool it will be easy to find friends’ stories and even search for stories involving anything from animals to the latest NBA game.

Credit: Audrey Dunn (used with permission)
Senior, Audrey Dunn said, “I love the stories feature on Snapchat because I think it is a great way to keep up with friends that you don’t see as much.”

When users open Snapchat, the first stories that become available to them are the ones that are from people around their area and during that time. The new update is able to use the location of where you are, the time, and even the caption text to sort through millions of stories.

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Sophomore, Blakely Byrd, said, “The new feature of searching for random stories is is really cool because you never know what you’re going to find.”

An additional feature is called “Our story”, which allows people to post their own stories for the public to see.


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