Yik Yak 17+

Find your community

Yik Yak, Inc.

    • Free



Yik Yak is the best way to connect with the communities that matter to you most.

Create memes, post jokes, share thoughts, slide into DMs, and more.

All posts, comments, and messages are anonymous, so feel free to be your most authentic.

What’s New

Version 5.3.7

Bug fixes + improvements

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
38.8K Ratings

38.8K Ratings

Anon art Student ,

Was better before

I got this app in fall 2022, when it was still location based. It was really fun, and I felt so connected to my community. Granted, I’m on a college campus, so my college community now is pretty much what the location thing used to be. But it was fun to look at Yik yak while traveling to see what other people were saying from different areas.

Anyway, it’s just overwhelmed now with how many communities there are. There is zero moderation of the creation of communities, as people can just MAKE them. There are even repeats. It’s basically worse Reddit now.

Oh yeah, there used to be a feature where you had an emoji and color, and now that the feature is gone it’s so sad. You could develop a reputation while still being anonymous, and while the emojis still exist, it’s now the default to have them off, and that’s just really sad :(

Before, this app had a point to it. A very specific scratch to a very specific itch that I didn’t realize I had, and maybe the same for a lot of people. But now the location feature is gone, just completely gone, and YikYak is a weird mix of Twitter and Reddit. What even is the point anymore, if you could just use those apps?

I still use this app because I feel connected to my college campus, and a couple of the communities are interesting. But overall, it was better before. Before, it was about connecting with your *literal* community, but now it’s about sucking you in and trying to take as much of your attention as possible.

Calvin.york99 ,

Fantastic but the Notification Tab Needs Work

I love checking this app and engaging with my fellow people on campus, but the app really needs to update its notification tab to show more of a preview of what Yak it’s referring to.

The notification of “someone else commented on a yak you commented on” is helpful, and I want to check in on the thread, I love that. But, it doesn’t tell me which Yak that is. I have to tap that notification, wait 10 seconds for the Yak to load and then I end up checking the responses on that entire Yak. Right after that, you turn around and go back to the notification tab, and the indicator light for the notification you left is still on. You might be thinking, “Oh, just refresh it!”. Nope, if you do that, it gets rid of all the indicator lights for new notifications. So now, you have to guess what the next notification you should check is with no help from the exactly the same notification descriptions.

I would suggest having a feature that changes the notifications from individual updates on each new message in the thread, to instead being one that says “New comments on Yak, ‘XYZ’” standing for the first couple words of that Yak. This way, it’s labeled and it’s streamlined because in the old system, I was getting all the updated messages in a Yak from just clicking on the first notification but then I still had to wade through all the other notifications about the same Yak.

Yolo solo dog ,

Whoever is in charge of this app RUINED it.

I’ve never left a review on an app before, so this will be my first.
I first got this app in high school because I had a really large school and thought it would be fun. This was when you could still interact with your local community rather than just college communities. Removing that feature was the start of this app’s downfall. It was funny to see everyone talking about teachers and what was going on around town. At some point I got a timeout for whatever reason. I never made rude comments on there or anything, so someone had to of reported one of my comments or something that caused the timeout. I didn’t understand and it never let me post anything else again, so I just deleted the app. I just re-installed it today because I’m in college now, and I wanted to join and post on the community. I joined the community and scrolled through a few comments. I then wrote up a post about our fall break that just started today. I tried to post it….and it told me I was in a timeout. A TIMEOUT FOR OVER 2 YEARS????? What sense does that make?! This app seriously downgraded, and it doesn’t seem like there will be any effort made to return it to its glory days. Unless you’re in college it’s a pointless app, and if you want to join a college community that actually functions normally just use Snapchat. I really, really, REALLY despise this company for ruining such a good app. Deleting it for the second time now and never downloading again.

App Privacy

The developer, Yik Yak, Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Usage Data

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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