We have received dozens of emails asking when specific users will receive the Snapchat search function in January 2017. As of January 12th, 2017 we can report only specific Android users have gained access to this feature. It also seems that the newer model Android phones have gotten search first. If you have this feature, please comment below with the make and model of your phone.
If you are an iPhone user it might be a few weeks before you see this feature. That said, Snapchat is in an all out war with Instagram so they will work diligently to make certain they stay ahead of the game. As soon as you have this feature on iPhone please comment below with the date and the model iPhone you are using.
In the meantime, sit tight and enjoy Snapchat the way it is.