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How To Use The Snapchat Search Tool

If you have updated your Snapchat recently, you will benefit of the new search tool in Snapchat. The search tool makes it easier to start a new chat with friends. We show you how to use it!


Snapchat users need at least version or later on their iPhone in order to use the new search tool. This version introduced a new design to the Snapchat users, including the search tool.

To install the available app update, open the App Store on your iPhone, tap Updates at the bottom, and choose Update All at the top.

How to use the Snapchat search tool

Open Snapchat on your iPhone. As long as you are using the latest version, you should instantly see the search icon next to the Bitmoji at the top of the screen. Click the search field in order open the search tool.

You can also find the search tool on the other two screens – on the Chat screen and on the Stories screen. It is located at the same spot and works the same way.

If you tap the search tool, it will display the the recently added friends. You can enter a search term to browse through your list of friends and available publisher. So you will also see different publisher, which you can subscribe to.

Hence, the new search tool makes it easier to search friends and start chats with them. It doesn’t matter where you are inside the app, because the Snapchat search is available on each screen.

In general the Snapchat search is a handy tool, that users probably have been desired for a while. We wish you a lot of fun exploring new and interesting Snaps!

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