After a nine-month wait, Snapchat can finally access a faster, cleaner version of the app. The app, known as Snapchat Alpha, is now available to Android users with root access. Jane Manchun Wong )
Rooted devices can now enjoy the nimbler version of Snapchat, known as "Snapchat Alpha," which provides a user-friendly interface and improved performance.
Snapchat's Android app has been the center of criticism among its users due to its poor performance, which contains constant choppy. In November last year, Snapchat boss Evan Spiegel revealed that a new Android app was in the works, hoping to address performance issues. Talk Android mentions that the new update will probably be available to everyone in a matter of months if it's bug-free enough for Snapchat.
A quick and clean Snapchat
The Snapchat Alpha, which can be enabled on devices running root, provides a new user interface and UI changes. Jane Manchun Wong, who discovered the Snapchat Alpha, said the multimedia messaging company's new Android app is smoother than the old one.
"Snapchat's new, faster Android interface is underway, it's generally smoother than the old one, and Emoji Brush also comes with the new Android interface," Wong wrote on Twitter.
The emoji brush, which can be used to draw objects with a selection of emoji, has also been added to the new app. In addition to its smooth performance, Snapchat Alpha also features an Instagram-style story menu that displays an Instagram Stories interface with a search bar and preview.
Snapchat has also redesigned the bottom bar of its message UI removing the calling and video calling methods. In addition, the new message interface also has the ability to place the bar in the middle and move the icons on the page.
The app made some progress on the display department by changing the navigation bar to black rather than transparent. Snapchat Alpha, discovered in the Snapchat code, also highlights a slimmed-down settings menu with less clutter and limited options.
Despite its enhancement, there are still relatively few Snapchat Alpha issues because the app has some constant crashes and the inability to send chats. The Snapchat Alpha does not come with snapcodes and the essential trophies.
Engadget notes that users will be disappointed if they expect images that are as good as the iPhone users since the camera app still captures the screenshots direct photos. Nonetheless, Talk Android has come to the conclusion that the app is still a long way from being ready for use as it is still in an alpha state.
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