Snapchat brings new feature, searching stories are now more convenient

Snapchat is adding an option in its Stories feature, which lets you search through photos and videos that users have posted to the public from all over the world.

You can now search through more than a million of stories using this feature rather than poking around some of them.

” A new way to understand what’s happening in Snaps that are submitted to Our Story, and to create new Stories using advanced machine learning.” announced by Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, in a blog post.

The announcement surely is an endeavor for staying a step ahead of their rival Facebook.

This feature is enabling  Snapchat to make the app more accessible to the users hence taking into a more active arena; one already established by other platforms like YouTube or Twitter.

Snapchat’s recent design overhaul is here to stay, whether users like it or not.

That’s according to Snap Inc. executives, in response to an online petition pleading with the developers to revert to an older version of the app.

Despite the 1.2 million signatures on that petition and the disapproval of notable Snapchat user Kylie Jenner, Snap insists the update is ultimately what’s best for the user and that they are confident everyone will learn to love it eventually.

Naturally, all this hullabaloo seems ridiculous for those who have never interacted with the famously difficult-to-use photo-sharing app, which critics argue has only become less intuitive since the update.

The complaint you hear the most in regards to Snapchat is that it makes life hard for new users due to its lack of guidance. The app has always lacked discovery options in the vein of a Twitter or Instagram’s Explore tab, not to mention Facebook’s apt-titled News Feed. With the introduction of universal search, however, navigation issues are a thing of the past — it’s just a shame the app remains restricted when it comes to other departments.