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How to rollback to the old Snapchat UI

Really hate the new Snapchat update? Here’s how to revert to the old UI in six simple steps.


Late last year, Snapchat proudly announced a major revamp to its app interface, which was then expected in the “near future”. Last week we hit that near future, and the new Snapchat UI started rolling out for all users on both iOS and Android. And well, to Snapchat’s utter surprise of course, the new look of the app was widely disliked. Also Read - TikTok will pay over $2 billion to creators in next 3 years

More and more people started to part ways with the app, while simultaneously, daily users on Instagram were seen increasing. Safely presuming, the people who held on to Snapchat in the last one year, had started to make the shift. Also Read - Instagram says the 'camera on' indicator on iOS 14 was caused by a bug; plans a fix

Though some of these people may be coincidentally moving at the same time as the UI change, some were seeing making the move very reluctantly moving, after sticking to the classics of the disappearing apps. And the only reason that had them moving was the UI. Apparently, over 700,000 people signed a petition against Snapchat’s new update. Also Read - WhatsApp: How to set auto-reply messages on the messaging app


After so many users complained about the new UI, Snapchat asked users to try to give the app some time and that they will surely come around it. Though the company did say that if the complaints continue to persist it may consider an option to go back to the old UI.

However, while Snapchat is still mulling on the decision to let you go back to the old UI, here’s a little trick to do that right now. 

I spotted this on Twitter, shared by a user called Clare James. I tested it out and it really works. The trick is extremely simple and is just a total of six steps. The first of which is to delete the app. Next thing you need to do is to head to your Settings app (then iTunes and App Store) and switch off Automatic updates (that’s basically how the update got here). Then you need to re-download the app.

Once you have the app back in your phone, type in your email address or username, and instead of feeding in your password, choose ‘forgot password’. You will be given the choice to reset the password via either mail or phone, choose the phone. Share your mobile number and you will get a verification code, put that in, and create a new password. Now login, and congratulations you are back to the old version.

So, if the UI was the only thing holding you back from Snapchat, I got your back!

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  • Published Date: February 14, 2018 5:19 PM IST

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