Snapchat have made a subtle but very welcome change to their app 4 years ago

Snapchat have made a subtle but very welcome change to their app

It won't be missed...

Snapchat have been undergoing a redesign in recent months following some lower than projected user growth during periods of 2017.


Earlier this week, Snapchat added a new feature that allow you to share some stories from the app outside of Snapchat. You can read more about that here.

But another thing they've done is completely killed off the white frame around snaps not captured with its own camera.

The app's latest version drops the border when you add Snaps from the Camera Roll to your Story - an expansion of an update from last year, which gets rid of that white space around photos and videos shared from Memories.

The result means that there's very little difference between the photos you take on the spot and old photos and videos you post as Snaps.


The only distinction between the snaps is that there will be a small note on the corner of the picture that says 'From Camera Roll' or 'From Memories'.

The move is part of an aim to get more people to share photos on the app, which has come under intense competition from Facebook-owned Instagram in recent years, with the latter adopting many of the features from the Snapchat app.

Snapchat also recently released their most used lenses/filters over the last year, and you've probably seen them all countless times over the past 12 months.

Here are Snapchat’s 15 most used filters in 2017:

  • Cute pink furry ears
  • Dog
  • Deer face
  • Big mouth
  • Wide face
  • Rabbit ears and snow
  • Face Mask (brown)
  • Face Mask (pink)
  • Cartoon glasses with freckles and leaves
  • Hearts around the head
  • Pink blossom
  • Flower crown
  • Beauty
  • Face Swap
  • Animal ears and glasses