A new universal search bar now sits at the top of the app, reports TechCrunch. Designed for speed, the search bar lets you quickly find what you're looking for and keep snapping.
With the new search bar, you can jump to your own profile by tapping your Bitmoji on the left. If you tap a friend’s auto-suggest card or search result, you’ll start a chat with them, or you can tap their Story thumbnail to instantly start watching it full screen. Tapping and holding on someone’s card shows their mini profile. Beyond accounts, you can find specific daily editions of Discover channels or particular Our Stories by searching for their titles. You’ll also now be able to see in your profile your “best friends” that you Snap with often.
Snapchat is also now allowing anyone to submit to Our Story, its curated and themed slideshows. If you opt in, Snapchat will be able to use any of your posts, letting the company create Our Stories for a wider variety of themes.
The new features are launching today for some and will soon roll out to all iOS and Android users.
You can download Snapchat from the App Store for free.