Snapchat finally fixes its messy Stories feed for some users

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Snapchat Stories change
Your latest Stories are easy to find again.
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Snapchat has finally begun reviving its chronological Stories feed, fixing the mess that was introduced with its most recent visual revamp.

Some users now have a new “Stories” section in their Friends tab, which filters out those who haven’t posted anything in over 24 hours.

It used to be real easy to see the latest Stories posted by your friends inside Snapchat; they had their very own section inside the app. Then Snapchat broke everything with a redesign everybody hates, which puts all your Friends together in a randomly-organized list, regardless of when they last posted.

Users have been calling for Snapchat to tidy up its mess ever since. After reassuring us that there would be changes to make the app easier to use, Snapchat has now begun reinstating the chronological Stories feed that made sense from the beginning.

Snapchat fixes its Stories feed

Some users are noticing that they can split their Friends list inside Snapchat to filter out those who haven’t posted in a while. Selecting the “Stories” tab will show only those who have fresh posts to see, listed in reverse chronological order.

It’s unclear how many users are seeing this change — or when it will rollout to everyone. It’s possible that it’s merely a test that could be scrapped. But the change gives Snapchat users the best of both worlds, so it would make sense to hold onto it.

Users who frequently open Snapchat will welcome seeing only the latest Stories from their friends, while more casual users still have the option to view a feed sorted by an algorithm based on the content they are most likely to enjoy.