Snapchat Just Made An Update That’s Going To Make You Seem A Lot Less Creepy

Snapchat Switched Things Up So You're Not Just Suddenly Watching Stories Of People You Hate

You know when you’re in a real deep Snapchat creep session where you’re just rolling along watching someone’s story before – BAM! – you’re on your ex-girlfriend’s story and you don’t want her to know you still care (even though you do)? Well, you can deny feeling like that, but you and I both know that you know exactly what I’m talking about.

Somewhere in Snapchat’s update from earlier this year, it went from exiting out of the stories you’ve watched to actually just going to the next story. It spawned two awful feelings: the first is what I described above, and the second was the lingering letdown of, “Damn, who watched my first story but didn’t find it captivating enough to continue?” Social media is all about acceptance and looking cool and nothing screams “I suck” like knowing people don’t want to dedicate 28 seconds of their life to watching your complete story.

But now, that’s all changed. They’ve done a new update where the Auto Advance feature is gone. They’re calling it the “Story Playlist” and it allows you to choose just exactly which stories you actually want to see.

Per Snapchat:

Starting today for select Snapchatters in our Android community and rolling out soon across all Android and iOS, the Auto Advance feature will be removed to give you control of your Story viewing experience once again!

Simply tap on a Story to view it. We won’t automatically advance you to the next Story in recent updates.

Creeping just got a lot less stressful and the views on your first story are definitely about to go down. But at least you don’t look like the psycho ex who still wants to see their old flame taking a club selfie while Desiigner plays on full blast.

[via Snapchat / Bustle]

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Will deFries (Twitter / Instagram) is a Senior Editor at Grandex and the world's foremost authority on Sunday Scaries (Twitter / Instagram).

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