The Discover page is now featuring a Pinterest-style mason grid, with the Stories page combining the two rows of the static Discover channels and the Live Stories into one scrollable row of non-friend content.”
TechCrunch reports that this recent update makes “professionally made and community-curated content just as attractive as what friends share on the app” and “should make building the channels more lucrative for publishers.”
Snapchat combines the best of social networks, magazines, and television in a redesign of its omni-entertainment app.
Youll now see image and headline previews of the content inside Discover channels and Live stories on the Stories page, instead of just logos for the publishers or events they capture. The Discover page now features a Pinterest-style mason grid of tiles, while the Stories page now combines the two rows of static Discover channels and Live Stories into one scrollablerow of non-friend content.
Snapchats Stories page, with the old version on the left and the new version on the right
Also, instead of having to dig your favorite Discover channels out of the whole list, you can now tap-and-hold to subscribe to them so they always appear amongst the Recent Stories from accounts youve added, unless you later unsubscribe. This gives publishers like Tastemade and IGN an extra call to action to bake into their Discover channels and marketing.