Snapchat has rolled out a more unified visual interface it started testing a couple of weeks ago. The famous app’s new interface now has brighter colors as well as an enhanced search.
Snapchat 10, which was launched on Friday now boasts of a more unified visual appearance across the popular picture sharing app. The chat and story screens now have filled-in title bars, while the duplicated search buttons on both features have now been moved to the Camera screen of the app, reports Android Police.
When you tap on the search button, it brings up a list of those friends you contact with all the time, and groups for easy and quick access.
One of the most noticeable changes made to Snapchat 10 is the blue bar now atop for Chats and a purple bar for Stories. Snapchat has decided to relocate the Discover strip to the bottom from top of the Stories section.
With the new search bar, it is easier for users to find what they are looking for. This is made possible by the fact that the feature has now been divided into sections including Quick Chat, My Friends, and New Friends. If you are using the app for the first time, you will most certainly find it easier to find what you are looking for with this new arrangement.
Snapchat 10 is already available for download via the Play Store. You can download it, try it out, and give us a feedback on how the new changes and additions make the app look.
On Monday, it was reported that Snapchat will restrict publishers from using images or headlines that lack editorial value in Discover. This is highly understandable considering the fact that the company aims to make Discover a more serious news source for its users. To prevent minors from accessing inappropriate content on Discover, Snapchat is also planning on adding age-gating tools.
I find this piece of news particularly heartwarming as it indicates that Snapchat will now be paying closer attention to news, and considers its reputation something to be guarded jealously. In limiting what minors can and can’t see on its platform, the app is raising the bar and setting itself apart from other social media networks like Twitter and Facebook.
“We have been collaborating closely with all of our publishers, whose content has continued to evolve,” said Nick Bell, Snapchat’s vice president for content. “We want to be a great partner to all of our editorial partners, and updating our content guidelines to better reflect where our platform is today is an important part of that,” per The New York Times.