But Snapchat users are saying the new layout is hard to use.
The petition which on the change.org website, is one of several appeals to Snapchat to revert to bring back its previous version of the popular social media app.
Snapchat is getting criticism that the new interface is hard to navigate.
At the heart of the change is separating content from friends and celebrities, users swiping left for the former, right for the latter.More news: Phillips 66 OKs $3.3 Bln Share Buyback from Berkshire Hathaway
"There is a lot of work ahead as we optimize the updated application, but our early observations support the thesis behind the new architecture and the many growth opportunities that it provides".
Until now, the chat app has resisted giving users insights into the performance of the content they post, arguing that its app is for talking with friends.
A growing number of brands have been using Snapchat's Stories to produce creative content for fans, but have been frustrated with the lack of information about their content.
But in a tweet, Snap advised against that.More news: President Trump signs proclamation honoring victims of deadly Florida school shooting
A Snap spokesperson tells CNN, "Updates as big as this one can take a little getting used to, but we hope the community will enjoy it once they settle in". Snapchat influencers will now be able to strike better deals with advertisers who are always keen to understand which audiences and locations they will reach through the partnerships. "People want to follow influencers because they really like them, whereas Snapchat just sees them as brands".
However Mr Midha added that he didn't think the petition would force Snapchat into a u-turn.
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