Is the Discover feature on Snapchat annoying you as much as it annoys us? Pretty much everyone else dislikes Discover’s recommendations and ads.
Unfortunately, there’s no way to get rid of it. It’s embedded into Snapchat, and unless you’re willing to use an older version of Snapchat, there isn’t much you can do.
I recommend filtering the content, so you don’t receive annoying recommendations and ads. Here’s how you can do it:
- Hide the recommendations you don’t like
- Unsubscribe from annoying channels
- Report a Discover recommendation
Keep reading if you don’t know how to filter out your Discover feature on Snapchat! I’ve prepared a step-by-step guide for you to follow.
Hide the Recommendations You Don’t Like
The easiest way to get rid of annoying recommendations on Discover is to hide them. Here’s how to do it in a few easy steps:
1. Go to Discover and hold-tap on a recommendation
The first step is opening the Discover section by swiping right from your Camera feature on Snapchat. This will open a page with several sections, including the “Discover” section.
Find a recommendation you want to hide and hold-tap on it.
2. Select “Hide“
Once you hold-tap on a recommendation, a window will open at the bottom of the screen. You’ll see several options here, including “Report“, “Hide“, “View More Episodes“, and more.
Select “Hide” and Snapchat will hide all content from this channel. Remember that using the “Hide” function doesn’t only hide that singular recommendation.
It hides all recommendations from that channel.
Unsubscribe from Annoying Channels
Another reason why you’re getting stupid recommendations on Discover is because you’ve subscribed to bad channels.
You can’t hide content from channels you’re subscribed to. The only solution is to unsubscribe from them and hide their content.
Here’s how to unsubscribe from channels on Snapchat:
1. Go to Discover and tap “Subscriptions“
You’ll find the “Subscriptions” option in the “Stories” section (swipe right from the Camera page). It’s right above the “Discover” section, so you’ll find it easily.
Tap on it and continue with the guide.
2. Hold-tap on a channel
After you select your Subscriptions, you’ll see a list of all the channels you’re subscribed to. Find the one you want to unsubscribe from and hold-tap on it.
3. Tap on “Subscribed“
After you select a channel, this page will open. There are several options here, including “View Profile“, “Report Tile“, “Chat“, “Story Notifications“, and more.
At the top of the page, under the channel’s name and information, you’ll see the “Subscribed” option. Select it!
4. Select “Yes“
Snapchat will ask you to confirm if you want to unsubscribe from the channel. Select “Yes” to confirm. Continue doing this for the other channels that are annoying you.
After you’re finished, you shouldn’t see as many recommendations from these channels. If you still see bad recommendations, hide them!
Report a Recommendation
The final solution to get rid of annoying Discover recommendations is to report them. Here’s how you can do this:
1. Hold-tap on a recommendation
Like before, open Discover and find a recommendation you don’t like or one that you feel is breaking the community guidelines.
Hold-tap on it to open the settings for that recommendation.
2. Select “Report“
Did you hold-tap on the recommendation, as I said? If you did, then a pop-up page should have appeared. Find the “Report” button on this page and tap it gently.
This will open another window with reasons to report the content.
Snapchat needs to know the reason for your report so that the algorithm can better identify troublesome content in the future.
If the content is inappropriate, choose the reason and proceed with the on-screen instructions to complete the report.
Snapchat will then ask if you want to hide content from that channel. Do that if you don’t like the channel as a whole.
To summarize, you can’t get rid of the Discover feature on Snapchat, but you can control its recommendations by:
- Hiding the recommendations, you don’t like
- Unsubscribing from annoying channels
- Reporting a Discover recommendation
Do this, and you should see less annoying content on Snapchat Discover. You’ll still get random stupid content, but there’s nothing you can do.
Stay tuned for other helpful content about Snapchat, and if you have questions, leave a comment below!
Is Snapchat Discover inappropriate?
Many Snapchat users complain that Snapchat Discover is highly inappropriate and relies on cheap clickbait for most of its content.
This might refer to sexualized thumbnails or highly inappropriate images/videos of summarily-dressed females.
At other times, users complain about unfunny and cheap “pranks” or stupid videos that no one watches.
Attention-grabbing is what you could call most of the Snapchat Discover content, and most users seem to agree.
Many are looking for a way to disable the Discover function or eliminate these inappropriate suggestions.
While you can control the content you get on Discover, you can’t eliminate unsuitable recommendations.
They’ll still make their way into your feed.
Does everyone get the same Snapchat Discover?
No, they don’t. Every Snapchat user gets different Discover recommendations based on their behavior on the app.
Discover will recommend specific things depending on what you watch the most, your subscribed channels, and other factors.
Snapchat officially says that No two people are the same, so we use some of your information to tailor your Snapchat experience, especially for you! For example, we personalize the Discover and Spotlight content you see — so if you show interest in sports, you might see more sports related content.“
Your interests play a big part in getting personalized Discover content on Snapchat. Change your interests, and you’ll get different Discover content.
However, a common occurrence is inappropriate Discover content on most people’s Discover feeds.