Snapchat is rebuilding its app to increase compatibility with Android devices

Yolanda Curtis
April 11, 2019

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Snap eventually realised that it will have to rewrite the Android version from scratch to achieve the results the company wanted. The new rebuild app is started to roll out to users in some regions and will reach globally soon.

The company has always focused heavily on iPhones, and even with the new Android app, the Snapchat experience on iPhones continues to be superior.


What's more, the new Android app is reportedly missing a bunch of key features that existed in the old app.

Though this is definitely a smart move, it's not a guaranteed effort that will bring back the ex-users of Snapchat, especially since both Android and iOS users have been leaving for the past year or so. Android Authority interviewed some senior Snapchat officials who said that it's "an entire rewrite from the ground up" that is tested on a more varied selection of Android devices than before. The decision made to revamp Snapchat's Android app came in 2017 when it became clear that the messaging app's iOS version was superior.

Launched 5 years ago, Snapchat is a popular AR Effects and messaging service used by Millions of people to make amusing photos and more.


Snap has unleashed a completely re-written Snapchat app for Android, which it promises will improve performance to the level enjoyed by users of the iOS Snapchat app.

While you will not see a lot of changes to the UI of the app, a lot has been done on the backend of the app, and you will find it a lot faster to use, less laggy and with much fewer bugs than the previous version.


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