Snapchat just made a huge change to the app ... and we kind of love it

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Snapchat just made major changes to its app and now it's like we don't even know anything anymore.

In an update on Wednesday, Snapchat changed its user interface so that you no longer hold down the snap or story while viewing it. Instead, there's a "tap to view feature" button that enables you to access all snaps and stories in one simple tap.

Mind. Blown.

The update is now available on iOS and will soon be available on Android. While nobody likes change, this one could actually make our lives much easier. There's nothing more annoying than trying to show your Snapchat-ignorant mom a funny snap video and having her grab the phone out of your hand to get a closer look, thus eliminating the thumb-screen contact and closing out the video FOREVER.

The company announced that the change will take "a little getting used to for anyone who has been Snapchatting for a while." However, all good things require a little patience, right?

Here's the best news of all. Even though we no longer need to hold the screen to view the snaps, we can still skip to the next photo of video by tapping on the screen. Thank goodness we won't be stuck watching boring videos of our neighbor's weird cat.

The update also includes an "Add Nearby" feature that allows you to add new friends on the app based on the people around you. It's perfect for adding new friends in the office or in class. Plus, if you forget the name of the person sitting next to you, there's now a perfect way to recover it!

While we need to take a minute to mourn Snapchat as we know it, we're excited to see what the update brings to the table. What do you think about the update? Let us know in the comments!



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