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Here's What Teens Think About Snapchat's Latest Feature Update

They haven't discovered "Discover" yet; they're just upset the top friends feature is gone. UPDATE: Due to popular demand, Snapchat will bring back top friends.

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Most boys now theres no best friends on snapchat

Liam Harris@LiammH_Follow

Most boys now theres no best friends on snapchat

2:01 PM - 27 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Today Snapchat launched Discover, a new feature where editorial partners like CNN, Vice, and Comedy Central can broadcast clips along with what Snapchat describes as "gorgeous advertising" in a blog post. It's a big new direction for the app.

However, on Twitter, teens who use the app aren't talking about the new feature. Instead, they're working through a Gordian knot of emotions over the fact that today's update eliminated the "best friends" feature.

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel tweeted this afternoon that they WILL bring back the "best friends" feature:

We'll bring back BFs soon. A few higher-profile friends wanted to keep their usernames private - we'll come up with a better way to do that.

Evan Spiegel@evanspiegelFollow

We'll bring back BFs soon. A few higher-profile friends wanted to keep their usernames private - we'll come up with a better way to do that.

2:09 PM - 27 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Previously, Snapchat allowed users to see who they snapped with most, as well as the ability to see who everyone else's top friends were. Woe to anyone whose girlfriend or boyfriend noticed some interloper in the top spot. Now that the feature is gone, people are speculating that users will feel emboldened to disseminate their snaps all over town without reprisal from their partners. It's not martial teen law out there. Be safe, kids.

Don't believe me? Let's 21 Jump Street this sucker and drop in on what the hot buzz with the kids is:

You can't see best friends on snapchat anymore.. It's like an early Christmas present for all the cheaters out there #ohdear

Jack Eagles@Jackk321Follow

You can't see best friends on snapchat anymore.. It's like an early Christmas present for all the cheaters out there #ohdear

2:02 PM - 27 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

These hoes must be happy af that snapchat don't have best friends no more 😂😂😂😩🙌

SupaMcSideNigga@itsstevo16Follow

These hoes must be happy af that snapchat don't have best friends no more

2:02 PM - 27 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

so mad that they have got rid of bestfriends of snapchat.. when im talking to a hot boy i want my friends to know

abi ☺️@illuminabiFollow

so mad that they have got rid of bestfriends of snapchat.. when im talking to a hot boy i want my friends to know

2:01 PM - 27 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

You can't see best friends on snapchat anymore this update is so ugly

bio if unf@stfuhanaFollow

You can't see best friends on snapchat anymore this update is so ugly

2:01 PM - 27 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Snapchat took away best friends so now I have to tweet about it

Jon Plummer@plumdog43Follow

Snapchat took away best friends so now I have to tweet about it

2:01 PM - 27 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Lol if your honestly worried bc you can't view your bf/gf snapchat best friends why are you even in that relationship

dakota straub@DakotaStraubFollow

Lol if your honestly worried bc you can't view your bf/gf snapchat best friends why are you even in that relationship

2:00 PM - 27 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

When I heard there is no more top friends on snapchat

Justin Kibbie@kibblesnvodkaFollow

When I heard there is no more top friends on snapchat

2:00 PM - 27 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

why t actual fk would snapchat take away best friends😠😡😤

connor@connorhanson_Follow

why t actual fk would snapchat take away best friends

1:59 PM - 27 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

congratulations thots, snapchat no longer has top friends!

Meninist@MeninistTweetFollow

congratulations thots, snapchat no longer has top friends!

1:01 PM - 27 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

I honestly hate snapchat I liked the simple way to stalk people and see their best friends 😂😂

Amna Khan@amni315Follow

I honestly hate snapchat I liked the simple way to stalk people and see their best friends

1:56 PM - 27 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Snapchat doesn't show best friends anymore. Bicthes gonna go crazy. 😂

Juliana✨@JulianaSzozdaFollow

Snapchat doesn't show best friends anymore. Bicthes gonna go crazy.

1:55 PM - 27 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

The decision to get rid of snapchat best friends was definitely made by a guy😂

Tyler Sexton@RUhockey81Follow

The decision to get rid of snapchat best friends was definitely made by a guy

1:56 PM - 27 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Wtf like snapchat is all of a sudden concerned with stopping us from stalking other people's best friends

YellowHammered@TheYellowHammerFollow

Wtf like snapchat is all of a sudden concerned with stopping us from stalking other people's best friends

1:54 PM - 27 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

They took away snapchat best friends because of people like this Lol

Dominique Allen™@Deee_JaaayyyFollow

They took away snapchat best friends because of people like this Lol

1:58 PM - 27 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

People are even using the grief over "best friends" to try to get retweets.

RETWEET THIS IF YOU WANT BEST FRIENDS LIST BACK!! @snapchat

♕Arnie Watkins♕@ArniewatkinsFollow

RETWEET THIS IF YOU WANT BEST FRIENDS LIST BACK!! @snapchat

1:45 PM - 27 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Katie Notopoulos is a senior editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Notopoulos writes about tech and internet culture is cohost of the Internet Explorer podcast.

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