Daily Beast writer Taylor Lorenz disclosed never-reported information about the culture of secrecy permeating Snap Inc. and the data regarding key features of its flagship app, Snapchat. Among the revelations:
New Snapchat design meeting resistance
In other recent Snapchat news, the much-anticipated redesign is falling flat among test users. According to TechCrunch, more than 80 percent of early users: “In the few countries including the U.K., Australia, and Canada where the redesign is widely available, 83 percent of App Store reviews (1,941) for the update are negative with one or two stars, according to data provided to TechCrunch by mobile analytics firm Sensor Tower. Just 17 percent, or 391 of the reviews, give it three to five stars.”
The new design mixes Stories, where Snapchat shows ads but is slow growing compared competing Instagram Stories, into the messaging inbox.