Snapchat has launched a new update to its app which prioritises news organisations over friends and many users are NOT happy.

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The new version puts content from Discover, where sites such as the Daily Mail and Cosmopolitan contribute articles, to the top of Stories.

Stories was typically where content from friends was housed.

It now means users see links to the news organisations’ content before they see new stories from their friends.

“Discover is a platform for publishers to tell great stories,” a spokeswoman for Snapchat told The Wall Street Journal.

“Since we launched, we have been experimenting and learning what content works well. We’re very excited about where we are today and making Discover accessible on our Stories page feels like a natural fit.”

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Snapchat has yet to respond to Newsbeat’s request for comment.