Snap is unveiling some important changes to Snapchat at its Snap Partner Summit. Navigation has been redesigned with a new action bar at the bottom that lets you access Snap Map and Snap Originals in just one tap.
Snap Map is now having some brand-new apps to contend head-to-head with Google Maps. A new banner called “Happening Now” is now being carried out to all U.S. users with a selected collection of articles at the top of the Discover page.
Snap has been testing the new design for a while and is now official. Though Snapchat has always been a little mysterious to find out for beginners, navigation has been significantly simplified with the redesign.
For example, Snapchat now has a good old navigation bar with five tabs at the bottom. The organization names it the bar of motion because it’s meant to shift contextually depending on what you’re doing. But at heart, it’s just a way to access some of Snap’s most popular tap products.
Old-school users will still feel at home with conversations on the left side of the camera and stories on the right side of the camera. But there are now two more tabs.
Snap App now has its button down to the lower left — you don’t have to take it down from the camera screen to reach the app. The former Explore page is now renamed the Stories page. This contains tales by colleagues, subscriptions, and content reviews.
Over the years, other applications have copied Snapchat’s style. Swiping the computer left and right to turn from one page to another is a smooth and seamless process. Square’s Cash App is a perfect example of how you behave.
But it causes some sort of discoverability problems. Many users probably didn’t realize they could navigate the Snap Chart by swiping down the phone. Tapping the keys looks like opening the links on the page. It’s less sleek, but it’s effective, as you can see the buttons on the screen right here. Snapchat has now moved to a new platform of buttons to navigate messages and the Explore feature for those who don’t realize they can tap left and right. With the latest keys, it’s much easier to work out what you can do with the feature.
Snap Map is the company’s purchase of a mapping tool. It lets you see the location of your friends in real-time — or at least those who have decided to share their location with you. It also lets you tap into popular places to see what’s going on right now, based on our story (public stories).
There are 200 million users who use Snap Map every month. And the company is going to update it with a lot more detail. The company is in the process of adding millions of business listings around the world.
Starting today, you can tap on your favorite spots and view some information, such as the address, hours of operation and Trip Advisor, and Foursquare reviews. In the U.S., users can also tap a button to order food using Postmates, DoorDash, and Uber Eats.