On Tuesday, Snapchat made the mistake of thinking it could roll out an update that changed the app’s font without telling anyone about it first. Now the Internet is filled with teens who had enough on their plate before being forced to deal with this drastic departure from one of the only constants in their lives.
The app update, which rolled out for iOS devices, changed the font within the Snapchat app’s menus. According to graphic designer Tynan Humphrey, the old font appeared to be Helvetica while the new font looks like Avenir. “It’s a little lighter, and a bit more geometric than the old font,” he told the Daily Dot.
It’s a subtle change, all things considered, but it’s causing Snapchat aficionados to flip their lids. Nothing has ever been more important and upsetting than this minor font change, and nothing ever will be.
snapchat changed their font and i feel so uncomfortable
— taylor behnke (@ItsRadishTime) March 9, 2016
The new snapchat font makes me uncomfortable
— homocidal (@MeanSerpent) March 9, 2016
The font on snapchat is ugly and reminds me of soggy shreddies
— . (@yeh_but_no) March 9, 2016
For some reason, there is also a large continent of people who seem to think the new font resembles a typeface that is used on Android devices…
For a second I thought my phone was an Android when I saw the new Snapchat font and I almost threw up
— Ellen Young (@ewershizzle) March 9, 2016
new snapchat font is gross and reminds me of android
— Machine Gun Kenzie (@ayookenzie) March 9, 2016
the new font of the snapchat update got me feelin like i have an android
— gade ♡ (@GadielleErin) March 9, 2016