Snapchat is one of Android’s most popular apps, yet it is also one that receives a lot of criticism. That is mainly due to the fact that in the past, Snapchat has been vocal about how much they like iOS. The good news is that is about to change and Snapchat on Android is about to get a whole lot smoother.
In Snap Inc’s Q3 report, CEO Evan Spiegel has acknowledged that Android is seeing more user growth than iOS and is running on more than 60,000 Android devices. This is likely due to the company’s latest focus on making Snapchat perform better on all Android devices. Because of this, Spiegel has announced that they are building an all new version of Snapchat for Android from the ground up. The full quote can be seen below.
To attract more Android users, we are building a new version of our Android application from
the ground up that we will launch in select markets before rolling it out widely. This new
version of our application leverages everything we have learned about building for Android
over the past five years, to provide a more performant product experience that we know our
community will appreciate. This effort requires significant engineering resources across all of
our engineering teams and will be a huge focus over the coming year. After seeing the
results of increasing Android performance over the past few months, with significantly more
Android users added than iOS users in September, we wish we had done this sooner.
The new version of the app does not have a set date to hit the Google Play Store. Seeing as it is under development, it will probably be sometime in 2018. As a regular user of the social app, I am excited that Snap Inc has finally decided to focus on Android. Are you looking forward to the new version of Snapchat? Let us know!