So, Snapchat has upset its users again. This time it is the auto play stories. For those that do not know, when you start watching a Snapchat story, once it ends it will automatically play the next story in line. This means your Snapchat name might show up as having viewed a story that you had no intentions of viewing. It is safe to say this could ruin a teenagers life. What if your boyfriend or girlfriend finds out you have been viewing stories of your exes?
Below you will find some of the reactions to those that are not pleased with the new Snapchat auto play stories feature:
The snapchat update is the worst
— Kittymuffin✨ (@kittymuffinn) March 31, 2016
After seeing the new snapchat update I've come to realisation that I need to delete 75% of my snapchat friends
— Brett Foster (@BrettFosterr) March 31, 2016
Dear Snapchat update, you're confusing me with the stories and no, I don't want to view EVERY SINGLE STORY
— KARA GOZALI (@KaraGozali) March 31, 2016
I HATE THE new @Snapchat update
— Bianca. (@_letmehugharry) March 31, 2016
Not a fan of the new snapchat update where it jumps to the next story. Any way to turn that off?
— Dan Kanter (@dankanter) March 31, 2016
This new snapchat update is gonna make people I was avoiding think I'm interested in their lives
— FREDDY (@FreddyAmazin) March 30, 2016
Bring back the old @Snapchat Ain't no body got time for this new update.
— Danny (@ArbitraryVlog) March 30, 2016
As you can clearly see, users are not happy. Sadly, there is no way to turn this feature off…yet. You can be rest assured that Snapchat is listening and will offer some way for users to turn the feature off. As of right now, the only way to not watch all these store is to delete your friends or be ready to swipe down quickly.
Admittedly, the number of views on stories has drastically gone up. My account went from 10k views to about 15k views overnight. That said, if the users are unhappy, these views are not worth it.
What do you think about the new Snapchat auto play stories update? Do you want a way to turn it off?