For now, the latest update is only rolling out to iOS users, with no word on when it will reach those on Android.
For Snapchat, the discouraging data coincides with efforts to fix its disastrous redesign.More news: National Hockey League playoffs 2018: Predators' Pekka Rinne pulled after allowing two quick goals
A lot of old features are being brought back into place. In the test, The Discover tab has sections for friends, a separate section for subscriptions, and another for suggested content.
That's according to the latest tracking study from YouGov, which shows that Snapchat's "impression score" - showing whether consumers have a positive or negative impression of a brand - plummeted from a high of 30 in late January to a low of 8 in early April. The company initially responded in February by acknowledging that the new design provided discomfort for many.
Despite poor sales, last month Snapchat confirmed a second generation of Spectacles were on the way, with a slimmer design and new ability to take still pictures as well as capture video.More news: Trump Says Will Meet North Korea's Kim on June 12 in Singapore
Snap CEO Evan Spiegel has always defended his decision to move stories telling shareholders, "People are saying, 'I used to feel like this celebrity was my friend and now they're not my friend anymore.' Exactly". As Recode speculates, the move could be because, with separate locations for Stories, fewer users are watching Stories, or perhaps brands are getting fewer views with the separation.
In order to better appeal to advertisers and maximize profit, a Snapchat redesign was introduced that was wildly unpopular with the majority of users.More news: Syrian state media: Israeli missiles hit Syrian air defenses, radar