Snapchat, the texting app where messages and stories disappear after sometime, has redesigned the Stories and Discover tab. The redesign gives more prominence to the Discover Tab, where publishers share official Snapchat stories.
Live Stories and Discover have been redesigned to make them more prominent with bigger tiles.
Now when you open the camera tab on Snapchat, you’ll see a new button on the bottom right for the Discover/Stories sections, the middle one remains the camera button to shoot and record instant messages/Stories, and on the left-hand is the button for the private text messages one shares with friends.
Users can now automatically subscribe to a publisher they read a story on Discover, as there’s a button added for the same at the bottom of each post.
Users will find stories by their friends and other celebrities between the Discover and Live Stories tab, both of which have been redesigned. Live stories are curated from Snaps sent by users at live events like the Djokovic vs Murray match or a concert. Users need to be present at the location to be eligible to submit ‘snaps’ to the live event. The Live Stories can be viewed by all users.
Meanwhile, regular stories shared on Snapchat are visible only to a user’s followers, and stay on the app only for 24 hours. Users can view who has seen their Snapchat story, and also have the option of saving a Snapchat story to their camera roll.
For Snapchat stories have emerged as a fun and engaging platform, where they are more than ready to Snapchat their daily lives.
A recent report by Bloomberg also put Snapchat’s daily active users (DAUs) at 150 million, making the four-year-old app, bigger than Twitter in terms of DAUs.
The report on Bloomberg, said Snapchat has seen its DAU numbers grow from 110 million in December to 150 million, quoting people familiar with the matter. In contrast, Twitter has close to 140 million DAUs, according to “an average of analysts’ estimates surveyed by Bloomberg.” It should be noted that neither Snapchat nor Twitter have confirmed the numbers.
With Snapchat, users can add funny and at times even weird filter to their Stories or private messages, making it a lot more fun than the other apps on the market. Plus celebrities like the Kardashians, Hollywood stars, etc are all documenting their daily lives to followers on Snapchats, sharing live updates, etc.