The “new” Snapchat has been a disaster so far. The main problem is Stories. No longer is there a screen or page dedicated to just stories. Now, stories are on the Friends screen where you used to get private chats, texts, pictures and videos. Unfortunately, we are hearing that the newest or latest stories are not showing up at the top of this friends list. This is part of Snapchat’s new algorithm to show you what they think you want to see first.
So, there is a good chance you could see a friend at the top of the list that posted a story 2 hours ago while a friend that posted a story 15 minutes ago may be further down the list. This has infuriated users. As of January 10th, 2017, the rollout has just been for Australian users, but that is likely to change. When the European and United States users see this update, they are going to freak out.
At this point, there is no way to get the newest or latest stories to show up at the top of your friends screen.