Chart of the day: After Snapchats controversial redesign last year, satisfaction with the app has plummeted
YouGov data suggests the app has erased two years of work in just a few months, as Snapchat's impression score and satisfaction score has dropped significantly.
The survey asked users in the Unites States (US) aged 18-34, who'd then fall into the millennial category, to rate how satisfied with the SnapChat brand. YouGov do continuous tracking of brands including Snapchat, as part of their BrandIndex product.
As you can see from the chart above those aged 18-34 have reported a massive drop in terms of a positive impression with Snapchat. As you can see from the chart below, there is a massive drop in satisfaction too.
Those aged 18-34 have suddenly recorded a more negative impression of Snapchat and a major reduction in satisfaction.
Maybe the change was too much for users, maybe users are afraid of change, but social media and messaging platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Facebook Messenger and Instagram have all made changes from time to time - though usually there are disgruntled users when this happens. It could be the old Snapchat was the perfect formula for them and became the Snapchap that everyone knew and loved and that the redesign was either too much for users, or not very usable, compared with the previous version.