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Here's How To Get Rid Of That New Snapchat Update Everyone Hates

Calm down, teens. You can reverse it.

Last updated on February 10, 2018, at 6:16 p.m. ET

Posted on February 10, 2018, at 3:30 p.m. ET

Snapchat updated its app this week and everyone went a bit bonkers.

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Many ~teens~ hated how Snapchat combined Stories and Friends into one page.


(I haven't used Snapchat in months, as you can see, because I am old.)

Plus, celebrity accounts and publications are now in a different section altogether, rather than among everyone's Stories.

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If the Kardashians are mixed in with my friends, then it's like they ARE my friends, right?

Even Kylie Jenner isn't impressed.

Mm just saw the new Snapchat.. I don’t know how i feel about it! What do you guys think?

But not to worry because lots of Snap users have been tweeting how you can reverse the update and get the old update of Snapchat again.

PSA: how to reverse the Snapchat update ‼️

Ok, to be clear, this isn't a long-term solution, but there are no security concerns to be had in going back to the old version.

Also, Snapchat wants you to do this before reinstalling:

Before reinstalling Snapchat or logging out, make sure Memories are backed up or you could lose them 😔 Settings >…

1. Ok, so first delete the app.

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Yes, it says it will delete the data but don't worry: All your contacts and past snaps will still be there.

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2. Open your phone's settings, go to "iTunes & App Stores," and turn off the "automatic downloads" for Apps and Updates.

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I'm not entirely sure you need to turn off both but I did and it works so don't mess with the directions.

3. Redownload Snapchat

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4. This is where it gets a tiny bit complicated! So click "Log In," write in your username, and THEN click "Forgot your password?"

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5. Choose to reset your password via PHONE. I don't know why this is important but everyone says it is.

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6. You then have to prove you aren't a robot by choosing pictures of ghosts! It's the Snapchat ghost logo, which honestly I'd never noticed was a ghost until this exact moment.

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7. Phew, I'm real. Snapchat will want your cell number, or mobile number, if that's what you'd prefer to call it (Snapchat does). Type it in.

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(Sorry to block out my cell phone number but I don't like you all that much).

8. You'll receive a text from Snapchat, so put the confirmation code here in the app.

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9. Choose a new password and make sure it's strong. 😎

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10. Nearly there. Reopen the app. And it's back to the old style! Success!

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My close and personal friends Chrissy Teigen and Kim Kardashian are back in the right spot!

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Change is hard. Happy snapping!

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