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What's New in Version 22.214.171.124
Bug fixes and improvements!
Love the App Hate the Discover
I use snapchat daily. It's a great way to catch up on what people are up to in their story. I mostly use it to share things that are not quite interesting enough for instagram, but still worth sharing with a few people. Which happens a lot!
My only issue with the app is the discover "newsfeed" that shows up at the bottom of my unseen stories. This honestly wouldn't be a problem if I could customize what I see there. But the problem is the stupid raunchy photos of celebrity "nipslips" and sex advice that is always showing up across there. If I could choose to remove/block certain news outlets (dailymail cosmo etc) I would give this app a 5 star. But because I can't customize the one part of the app that I spend the most time in, I think that the company is prioritizing money over the users. And that merits a bad review in my opinion!
Overall I like the discover newsfeed! It was great for the election news and current things going on. I just don't want to see certain outlets but there is no way to block them. I hope my review helps Snapchat make their app more user friendly!
PLEASE JUST ADD THIS AS A FEATURE
I really like Snapchat, but being a person who's phone is owned by my parents I (and my friends) have some problems that the programmers of this app can't really relate too. One of these is that our parents may take our phones away, simply for the reason that we do not own them. This makes our streaks die, which is really frustrating, especially if you are close to 100 days. My idea is that there is a setting called "Parent Possession", which, when activated, puts a message on your story saying that you parents have a hold of your phone right now and that you won't be able to snap anyone. However, the other thing that this setting would do is send, once a day, a snap to your streaks. The person on the other end would have to reply, of course, but it could possibly save your streaks until you regain possession of your phone.
How is this app rated 12+?
I've been using snapchat for a few years now. Initially it was a fun way to send silly low-res pictures to friends, but now it seems to have become nothing more than a profit-based social platform.
While this by itself is not necessarily fundamentally or legally wrong, I do have a major (so major that my rating is 1 star) problem with the content that has been appearing without notice in the "Featured" and "Live" story sections. Things I have seen there are borderline pornographic and should in no way be accessible to twelve year olds.
I have younger siblings who [thankfully] are not allowed to use Snapchat yet because my parents very wisely do not allow it yet. However, there are many, many parents out there who do not care, and you abuse this fact by openly feeding bad content to your audience, who you define as 12+
I realize that I have no power over what content you choose to display (as less scandalous material will likely lower your ratings), but I do highly suggest that you up your age range to an appropriate audience before you "accidentally" put something too bad up and have to deal with hundreds or thousands of lawsuits.
Please, consider the influence you can have. Do the right thing.
P.S. I have recently received a message saying that I am using a 3rd party application with Snapchat, which can result in my account being banned. This is not true and should be fixed before I am banned for no reason.
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- Category: Photo & Video
- Updated: Dec 05, 2016
- Version: 126.96.36.199
- Size: 145 MB
- Languages: English, Arabic, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
- Seller: Snap, Inc.
- © Snap Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.