If you’ve been on Snapchat recently, you will have seen the app has got rid of games – but why? Read on to find out.
You used to be able to play all kinds of games on Snapchat which could be accessed by tapping a rocket icon on the homepage.
The feature launched in 2019 and millions of users played fun mini-games like Flip the Egg, Snake Squad and Chest Quest.
However, they’re no longer available for iOS or Android and the messaging app’s games feature has disappeared completely.
Here’s the real reason…
Why did Snapchat get rid of games?
Snapchat removed games to focus on other areas of the app and make room for new things, although it’s not quite clear what that is yet.
“Games and Minis are no longer available. We’ll be bringing more focus to other Snapchat products and features that will be beneficial to creators and content viewers,” Snapchat said on Twitter.
“We’re always working to improve the Snapchat experience on both platforms, so some features may change over time,” the app also wrote.
Snapchat’s much-loved Easter Egg Hunt game is no longer available either. It launched in 2018 and was hugely popular but there has been no sign of it since 2020.
Snapchat users are devastated
Games were removed for most users more than two months ago now, but hundreds of people are still tweeting Snapchat to express how annoyed they are.
One person wrote: “The worst thing about 2023 so far is Snapchat removing the games from chats.”
“I used to be in a committed relationship with Snapchat till it removed the games,” said another.
A third person added: “I hate Snapchat for removing the games.”
“Absolutely fuming with you Snapchat, can’t believe you got rid of Snap games,” someone else tweeted.
Rumor Snapchat is removing Snapscores
A rumor is also flooding social media that Snapchat is removing Snapscores in 2023, but this hasn’t been confirmed by the site.
Every time you send or receive a message on Snapchat, your Snapscore goes up and other people can see the exact number.
It’s always been one of the app’s most popular features as you can see if one of your friends are messaging someone else.
The rumor that Snapchat is getting rid of the feature went viral on TikTok in March, and it’s not sitting well with users.
HITC and GRV Media have reached out to Snapchat for comment.
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