Remember that Snapchat redesign that leaked out earlier this month? Turns out that it's actually happening.
Snapchat today confirmed that it's got a "new and improved" version of its app. The goal is to separate the "social" from the "media" in social media, putting all of the images, videos, and Stories from your friends in one part of the app and all of the content from publishers on another side.
When you launch Snapchat, you'll still be brought to the camera first. On the left of the camera will be all of the stuff from your friends as well as a new dynamic Friends page. Snapchat says that the app will learn how you talk to your friends and then display them in the order that you want to talk to them, making it easier to find the right friend when you want them.
The new Discover page to the right of the camera will include Stories from publishers and creators, with your subscriptions living at the top of the page. Discover will become personalized to you over time, showing Stories that you might be interested in viewing.
Snapchat's new app is expected to begin rolling out Friday, December 1st.
This new-look Snapchat sounds like a good redesign. The current version of Snapchat separates your chats with friends on one side of the camera and your friends' stores on the other side of the camera, which can be confusing if you're a new user and annoying when you just want to see all of the new stuff from your friends. This new app aims to fix that by putting all of your friends' chats and Stories in one place.
What do you think of this update? Does this sound like an improved version of Snapchat?