Snapchat Update Makes Some Teens Freak Out

Snapchat says goodbye to the "best friends" stalking feature -- for now.

January 28, 2015, 9:37 AM
PHOTO: Snapchat's logo is displayed on a tablet on Jan. 2, 2014 in Paris.
Snapchat's logo is displayed on a tablet on Jan. 2, 2014 in Paris.
Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images

— -- The ultimate teen status symbol, being in someone's "best friends" Snapchat list, has been eliminated in the latest update of the app -- causing some users to freak out.

For people unfamiliar with the ephemeral messaging service, the public feature allows users to see who the three friends a person sends snaps to most frequently.

The result: The most frequent users no longer know where they stand with their friends.

How is someone supposed to find out if their significant other is potentially sexting someone else? What if your best friend sends more snaps to that new girl she's been hanging out with? How can you stalk your crush?

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel said the best friends feature was eliminated because "a few higher-profile friends wanted to keep their usernames private," however he promised it would eventually be back in a new form.

Look at it this way: Snapchat may have actually just saved a bunch of relationships.

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