Snapchat Is Finally Turning Off Its Autoplay Feature

Snapchat addressed one of its biggest user complaints when it announced Friday that it was doing away with its Auto Advance feature. After all, fellow Snapchatters, we’ve all been there: the seemingly endless Snapchat Story stream when you really just wanted to vicariously live through your best friend’s vacation in Mexico, check out your college roommate’s wedding, and see what Chrissy Teigen is up to.

When the company switched this past spring to playing Stories in recent updates back-to-back, the change immediately launched backlash from some of the platform’s users. With the news that Snapchat will be turning off autoplay for all users, Snapchatters will once again be able to pick which individual Stories they watch simply by tapping on the Story to view it.

And there’s even good news for users who might miss Auto Advance: You can create a Story Playlist that allows you to add specific Stories to a playlist. Simply tap on the Story thumbnail to the left of your friend’s name and add it to your list. Then you can watch your selections in the order you added them.

As far as when this will all take place, there’s good news for Android users: The update might already be available. And never fear, iOS devotees—it’s coming your way soon.

Farewell, Auto Advance. Order is restored.

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