Timer Disappeared on Snapchat Stories – Can You Get It Back?

Well, Snapchat has done it again. The timer has been removed from Snapchat stories and many users are not happy. In one of the first iterations of Snapchat stories, the timer actually showed the amount of time left on a story. That was removed and there was a circle that counted down with each story. Now, in May 2017, the timer is gone altogether.

When watching Snapchat stories, users now have no clue as to how long the story is going to last or if there is another video or picture coming. In our opinion, this is a very bad move by Snapchat. Users are unable to tell just how long a story is going to last or if they need to continue watching. This is a terrible user experience.

So, is there any way to get it back? Will the old Snapchat timer show back up? We will have to wait and see.

How do you feel about this change? Is it driving you nuts now that Snapchat doesn’t have a timer? Do you want the older timer back?


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RutabagaDude
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RutabagaDude

I don’t get why they would remove the timer/counter. Personally I think it detracts profoundly from the user experience. I’m considering uninstalling.

Aj
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Aj

Possibly could of been removed to increase the amount of ads you run into? With timer we could click through a story and know exactly when it ended but now we have a better chance of running into those annoying ads that randomly pop up.

Mike
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Mike

This SUCKS!!! It ruins Snapchat!! Some please leave a message saying they got it back, and how.

stacy
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stacy

its needed…that’s what made it unique. I miss that little circle. I hope they bring it back. I should have not updated the app. and left as is now the circle is gone….

Austin Stone
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Austin Stone

This is ridiculous. Bring it back SC or I’m leaving!

Shannon
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Shannon

Snapchat is so annoying without the timer. I love the other features in the new update but I seriously hate not knowing how long a picture or video is or if there are more from the same user. I hope this is some mistake and they’ll quickly release anothsr fixing it because it makes no sense and I hate it.

Linda
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Linda

Bring back the timer. It is a must on Snapchat. Very frustrating.

Frank
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Frank

This really sucks! Some people have LONG stories, and that whas a good indicator to see how many snaps where left. They must put that back, and I really don’t see how removing this is a good move.

Joe
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Joe

This is awful. I don’t even watch my stories now. So pointless, who’s stupid idea on the Board of directors was this? SMH

Keline
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Keline

Just noticed yesterday and was extremely annoyed. Not knowing how long the snap is just makes me not want to keep watching because I think its just gonna last forever. I shouldnt have to watch a snap and try t think or predict how long its gonna last. As for the looped videos, those can pass but the timer needs to come back or instagram is looking that much better

Ana
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Ana

The push I needed to finally check the sleazy ass competition out! =) Thanks, Snapchat!

Ana
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Ana

Same here! I loved Snapchat, I believed InstaStories couldn’t hold a candle to it. I’ve started to change my mind, all because they got rid of the lil timer. So, yeah, thanks, Snapchat! =)

NLK3
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NLK3

I think you replied to yourself… Ana.

Unhappy user
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Unhappy user

This snap timer is vital. Who was the less than brilliant decision maker that caused this discourse. Not wise to take away what’s best bout your app. Market share is at stake. 😤

Jeff
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Jeff

Really sucks not having a clue of how much time left or how many segments. Bring it back please or you will lose this long time user.

Amy Cola
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Amy Cola

Horrible idea.no longer using SC

Ross W
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Ross W

Please tell Snapchat by giving them feedback here: https://support.snapchat.com/en-US/i-need-help

Caitlin
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Caitlin

My timer never showed so I have lost my streaks why did that happen