I had a traumatic experience after updating to Android Lollipop. I opened up my app drawer on my Samsung Galaxy S4 and widgets were nowhere to be found. This doesn’t happen for all phones or tablets. A co-worker’s widgets were right there with her apps on her LG phones.
To find apps, I need to find a blank spot on one of the homescreens, then press and hold until the screen shrinks and gives me this menu at the bottom. Then I’ll tap the Widgets icon.