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Snapchat’s New Updates



If you’re an avid Snapchatter, as you should be, you might have noticed that they’ve made some changes to the app. For example, they took away the Georgetown Story, which means that you can no longer watch video clips of freshmen raging at Brown House, students suffering at Lau or people scarfing down brunch at Leo’s. Not that any of these things are particularly necessary, but hey, solidarity.

Even worse than that, they’ve taken away the best friends feature, so you can no longer see who other peoples’ best friends are. While this might seem like a tragedy, there are probably a few good reasons why this feature was eliminated.

1. Crazy ex-girlfriends/boyfriends will no longer be able to stalk their exes.

crazy ex

2. Parents can no longer check up on who their kids are Snapchatting. Mom, why are you even on Snapchat?


3. The FOMO of seeing your best friend snap other people gets slightly less real. Although it’s still my biggest NIGHTMARE!


4. You can now send ridiculous photos to whoever you want and no one can judge you. Right to privacy, it’s in the Constitution. That’s right, fourth amendment, go look it up.

Do I look pretty!?

So while my inner stalker is screaming for Snapchat to bring back the best friends feature, I know that this is likely better for us all. So take a deep breath, and go Facebook stalk like a normal person.


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