I have had snapchat for almost a year, and there are quite a few features that I think should be added in a future update. I've seen some of these new feature ideas on TikTok. The first/most important feature that should be added is that we should be able to change our usernames.. as most people got Snapchat when they were younger and they are unable to change their usernames. Some of the other ideas include; unsending a snap... this would be useful if you were having a private conversation and accidentally sent something to the wrong person (idea from TikTok). The ability to screen-shot/-record something without it notifying the other person (idea from Snapchat). There should also be a way to make the drawing clear, this is good for doing snap bingos and other things. There should be a bigger variety of color filters on Snapchat (for after you take the photo). There should be an option for the timer to be for either 3 secs or 10 secs. There should be a way to blend the colors when you draw. Last but not least, there should be an eraser option when you use the drawing tool. I hope you consider adding these features into a future Snapchat update :)
-me and many others
Somethings Very Wrong
I’ve been using this app for well over 6 years, and in that time I’ve had minimal problems with the app. However, as of recent within the last year (Say January 2019 to April 8th of 2020) this app has started to derail from it’s once great state.
And as of recent meaning these past two MONTHS, my friends and I’s snapchats have been going to total crap. My friends snapchat “deleted itself,” wouldn’t allow her to login, wouldn’t allow from others phones to login to her account. And now, mine is doing the exact same. I changed the password, I’ve changed my connection back and fourth (Sorry TeamSnapchat no one has 3-4 wifis to choose from on a given day), the app wouldn’t even allow me to change my password through email it HAD to be done through SMS, which still didn’t change the fact that AFTER I CHANGED THE PASSWORD Snapchat would STILL NOT LET ME IN. With the constant pop up of, “Cannot Connection” or “Change Connection” one of the two but it had to do with a connection I had already changed SEVERAL TIMES, again I only have one wifi, and one cellular connection because I’m on a PHONE!! Snapchat Support doesn’t have a number to call, they don’t want to take any fall back, apparently this is a problem they can’t really help with.
The worst part is I have no clue if someone is using my Snapchat, I have pictures dating back to forever ago on there, amazing memories, and thats my biggest problem. ITS, ALL, GONE.
Ads impairing usability
I’ve been a Snapchat user for 7 years now — which is CRAZY to think about. In that time, it’s evolved to something far beyond an app to send disappearing pics with a little bit of text to your best buds. It’s now it’s own stand-alone social platform with a million and six features that, for the most part, have built upon the idea of sending a snap of something in the moment for quick casual communication. HOWEVER, though I understand advertising is necessary to generate revenue to keep Snapchat free, when I can’t tap past content I’m not interested without getting stuck on a long timed ad every two taps, I give up on trying to find content I enjoy. I leave the app in frustration, and have not looked at discover stories as much because of this. I have nothing against advertising, but the way they are presented makes me really dislike the discover portion of Snapchat. Again, there are a lot of things about this app I like, but I get increasingly frustrated and notice more and more cons daily. Doing this kind of stuff makes users want to “quit Snapchat,” since the app has been designed to be addictive and the high is getting less and less satisfying. Just some things to consider. Please improve your ad algorithm and that’d be a great first step in improving the UX. Thanks!
I can say confidently that me and all of my friends spend just about all of our time on Snapchat. It has brought many people I know together in ways I’ve never seen capable by another app. By far snapchat is my favorite and most used app. It is easy to use and has a smooth and appealing layout. I am not here to criticize, but simply to make a suggestion. I enjoy watching some of the shows on the “For you” tab. But I often find myself losing the show that I was just watching. I’ve noticed that thumbnails change after you go through the story, so that makes it hard to find what you clicked on in the first place. In particular I keep finding myself thinking “wow, I enjoyed that show, but I don’t remember what channel it was under. Though I only watched it 5 minutes ago.” Thus I would propose a sort of “history” feature for the “for you” page. (I would not like this for personal stories, only shows on the for you tab.) Possibly even just keep it in a more hidden spot because I do not need it as often as other things on Snapchat. But a feature like this would help me find and subscribe to the shows I enjoy. Thank you for reading.
This app is amazing and is so safe for our kids! I am a mother of 4 and i let all of my kids have this app. It is very safe because when you first download the app, it immediately puts you on ghost mode. This means no one can see your location. you have the choice to turn it off but they ask you about 3 verification questions before you do. Plus, you can’t see anyone’s posts and you can’t message anyone unless you follow them and they follow you back. If you guys follow each other and someone does something inappropriate, and you didn’t save the chat, you can go in settings and there is a button where you can revive all of the message you have ever sent. they will also bring up any messages they other person sent too. Lastly, if you report someone, it will immediately block them and report their account to the headquarters! This app is also super fun! It’s a fun way to communicate because when your kids go into their teen years, it’s not “cool” to text any more so this will be super fun! There’s all types of wonderful filters on this app which makes it amazing too! There are some cons but overall this is an amazing app!:)
Snapchat Needs improvement
I was really impressed with Snapchat back in the day, in that it enabled photo messaging and added filters to help with those of us who may have a bad skin day, keep our blemishes hidden by a smoother so when we send our friends a snap it doesn’t show our embarrassing acne spot to our possible crush, etc. The new updates to Snapchat are disastrous. First; I can not clear an entire conversation column and have to go one by one through the messages to clear them. Also you can’t look up your friends; how is anyone supposed to organize their friends list if we can’t even see who’s our friend without searching them? If you have 20 or so friends you are basically spending 2 minutes of your time trying to clear your snap window. Second; the stories; filled with biased propaganda and absolute garbage. I enjoy subscribing to some of the channels but the fact that most of these channels feature some of the most controversial topics and are completely one sided is unfortunate. I would like to see more middle liner content, and keep politics out of the playground unless your going to equalize and allow those who may not swing to the left side of the scale, be able to enjoy the features as well. Please read and consider Snapchat
I’ve had Snapchat for several years now, and it’s always been one of (if not my favorite) social media platform. It’s easy and fun to use, and it’s a great way to keep in contact with friends. All the filters make for some great selfie-taking, and you really get a personalized experience, which I love. The only thing I wish was different is that there is no dark mode. I have an iPhone, and Apple has been super receptive to feedback when it came to allowing a dark mode for phones. It’s really an awesome feature, since even on the lowest brightness you could burn out your corneas with the pure white screens of the App Store, iMessage, iTunes, and more. Thankfully, those are all in dark mode now, which is great in the middle of the night as well as in broad daylight. I really wish Snapchat would look into making a dark mode for their users as well, since lots of people (myself included) really prefer dark mode. There’s something about the look of it that I love, and an added bonus is that I don’t go blind at nighttime. I wish I could say the same for snap. Snapchat, please consider a dark mode for your users. I don’t think I’m the only person that would like to have it.
App was good but now it isn’t
I’ve had Snapchat since like the first time I got my phone (I know right) & I usually never had problems well I decided go on one my accounts things were fine I went to send a snap someone & it didn’t send for a long time (in minutes) finally I got it send like I was closing outta all my apps, closing it, retrying, powering off my phone everything! Finally I got it I was happy so then I post pic saying I was getting off the account go my main because I was bored on that so that toke couples minutes post & so as said I was logging out well it kept saying ‘connection error’ when my phone was fine & tried once more getting out & everything didn’t work! So I deleted the app as I was I looked at peoples reviews knowing I wasn’t alone so I got it downloaded & tried login same thing popped up like really!? So I panicked & came here so many thoughts ran threw my mind because that app was kinda the thing that I texted some people on if I didn’t have them on other apps..but all I’m asking Snapchat is to fix this one bug for everyone don’t worry about new stuff I’m glad what we got but the game but eh. I’m going keep trying & see but for now this is it :/
My love/hate Relationship With Snap
I have been using snapchat since 2013. In the past six years I have seen such an development in quality, options, and overall popularity. This app is like a lion and every phone the app touches, is it’s kingdom. I enjoy Snapchat. I enjoy the streaks. I really enjoy the meme accounts I’m subscribed to! But there’s one thing that I just can’t get behind. The Discover Page. I’ll be straight up honest with you, it is the one thing that makes takes that fifth star away. Ya’ll just came out with a new update. I was excited to hear that you could change the settings with the Discover Page. I went to these setting (to turn off the page) to DISCOVER (haha ha, dad joke) that there’s still no way at ALL that I can turn it off. Look, and I’ll put it bluntly, I love your app except for that one thing. I think you should be able to have the option to turn it off. I simply just don’t care about it and would rather not see it. Now I might just be the only one on this planet that doesn’t like it, or there are tons of other people that don’t enjoy it either. Anyways, I’m sorry for the rant, I just really wanna see that change is all. Have a good one!
love the app, but...
I’ve had Snapchat for a long time now, and I love the app. It is a way that I can stay in touch with my friends and get to know new ones. Of course ever app has its bad days and glitches, like the other day, but something that annoys me greatly and has never been fixed is the time that the notifications that someone you subscribed to comes in. I am subscribed to a couple influencers and I have notifications on for two or three of them. I will sometimes be on the app and see that they posted and view their story, and of course, I would view their story so there would really be no need for a notification. Even though this occurs sometimes, I will get a notification five to ten minutes later about the same person, and it would be in regard to the post that I already viewed. Something else that happens with the notifications is that I do not receive them until about fifteen minutes after the post has been up. The reason I have notifications on is to see it in the first couple minutes, not in the first hour. If there is something that can be done to fix this, it would be greatly appreciated.