Snapchat is rolling out the new design it announced last week to all iOS and Android users today, following a brief beta test for a small group of users on Android.

As promised, it brings a new search bar front and centre, designed to make it easier to start chats with friends and groups from anywhere in the app.

Stories from friends and brands will also show up in search, making it easier to access them.

Along with the new design, though, come some new guidelines for publishers using Discover.


Snapchat will restrict publishers from using images or headlines in Discover that lack editorial value.

The move is part of an effort by Snapchat to make Discover a more serious news source, and to cut down on clickbait or outright fake news on the service.

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