On Yik Yak, anonymously connect with everyone within 5 miles.
It’s the same Yik Yak experience millions knew and loved, and now you can live it again.
All you need to do to get started on Yik Yak is verify your humanity with a valid U.S. phone number.
Inside the app, your identity is a secret. This makes it fun and easy to jump into conversations without societal labels! Everyone is equal on Yik Yak.
Other people within 5 miles of your location on Yik Yak are your "herd".
When you post a message (called a "yak"), it's visible to your herd.
You can upvote or downvote yaks to show your like or dislike of the content!
On the Hot feed, yaks from the last 24 hours are ranked by number of total upvotes!
To start a conversation around any yak, you can easily comment and start a dialogue.
Notifications make it easy to keep up to date with activity.
To make things easy to understand, we've included awesome tutorials.
Want to see what's going on all around the country? Check out the Nationwide Hot and Nationwide Top feeds to stay on top of the national pulse!
To keep everyone safe on Yik Yak, make sure you review our Community Guardrails before you get started!
It's finally time to Find Your Herd again! The yak is back!
- Better sorting on the Hot Feed :)
- Energy saving updates
Ratings and Reviews
Great, just needs technical work.
I had no idea about Yik yak until the week it was brought back, but it’s pretty neat being on a college campus. I have not seen the bullying which it seems to have been previously known for, and it’s fun to get a sense of what the community is feeling, along with just funny posts.
However, in my first week of using it, 2/3 of the time it would say there were no posts in the area, even sitting in the exact same spot, and would often not load all of them at once. Now the first issue is resolved, but it sometimes takes a couple tries of opening and closing the app or refreshing and waiting to get posts from further back to load. I understand that there are probably 100 other posts saying this exact thing, but I enjoy this app a lot and would hate to see its momentum stopped by technical issues.
I used YikYak a little bit when it was originally created and it seemed cool so when it was rereleased I got excited. Suffice it to say I have been very disappointed. The marketing hasn’t been very good so not many people know about it meaning there will be no new posts around me for over 36 hours at a time. I don’t live in a small town and I live within 5 miles of a decent sized college, so I know there are plenty of people who’d probably really like it if they knew it existed. I, myself, only heard about it being back cause someone made a comment mentioning it on Reddit.
Besides the poor marketing, the app itself does not run well. About 40% of the time when I open the app it isn’t even able to load any posts and I can’t do anything. It just sits on a blank screen trying to load. The times it does load posts and I’m able to use the app, it is extremely slow and can take upwards of 45 seconds to load comments on a post. Even loading the posts and comments I’ve made takes about 10 seconds on average.
It’s a great concept and definitely has potential if the loading times can be fixed and better marketing takes place to get people using it. I’d love to be able to give a better review and I definitely will gladly change my rating if even just the app itself can be fixed.
Great concept, poor implementation
I’ve been using YikYak for the first time over the last week and I’m in love with the idea of an anonymous Twitter for your home town. However this app has several things holding it back from being more enjoyable. First and foremost is that the app runs very poorly. The app is slow, sometimes completely unresponsive, loads yaks and info about them 30 seconds when you’ve already seen them, and has a myriad of other performance issues. And that’s just my complaints about app performance. It’s marketing is also lackluster, especially regarding their official TikTok account of which I found out about the app and it’s return. It’s TikTok account is so bad and so unfunny it’s how bad the app seemed that made me curious and wanted to download it. But it’s probably good that their marketing team isn’t very good because I don’t think the app could handle a large influx of more uses for reasons previously mentioned. The app’s aesthetics and animations are fine, nothing to write home about. I want to see this app do well and become a part of my social media circuit but it obviously needs the funding for the app fixes first and then to hire a new marketing team next.
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- Yik Yak, Inc.
- 83.9 MB
- Social Networking
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- © 2021 Yik Yak, Inc.
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