By Yik Yak, LLC
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Yik Yak is a location-based social network that helps you connect with the people right around you.
By letting you express yourself, exchange thoughts, and explore your world, Yik Yak helps you feel at home within your local community.
What's New in Version 4.10
It's a new year, so we're giving you a new Yik Yak!
This version contains bug fixes and other enhancements.
Where Its Supposed to Be.. STOP UPDATING IT
I have been a user of Yik Yak since 2012 or so (whenever it just started) and I have enjoyed it immensely. I have racked up 150,000+ yakarma and it brought some joy and laughs to me in college. Along with that, though, I have seen lots of ups and downs to this app along the way.
One random update removed the ability to see and post to your herd, which sucked because even though I'm no longer in college and haven't been for a couple years, I like to look and post and see what's going on. Then they brought that back and brought handles. Then they FORCE us to use handles, which kills the point of the app and it's anonymity. If the first one didn't lose loyal users, the latter feature killed off a big number of them.
Finally, we've reached a spot where you have a handle but you can choose whether or not to show it AND you can view and post on your herd. Unfortunately, a lot who have stopped using this app will not be brought bank thanks to the stupid ideas mentioned above, but I have seen a lot more use come out of it in recent days now that everything is back to normal. It's unfortunate the way the updates have brought this app over the years, but thankfully it's back to normal. So with all that said: STOP UPDATING IT AND LEAVE IT WHERE IT IS. IT IS FINE. LEAVE IT ALONE.
increased herd size has ruined the app
Much like other recent reviewers, I am deeply disappointed with the new increase in radius of your location, along with your set herd. It has made the app useless, since there are people outside of my college community that are now considered to be a part of the same feed. I can understand possible intents behind doing it, to create "more active" communities. But instead it has ruined the established communities and the beneficial aspects of the original intent of the app.
I would not recommend this app to anyone who doesn't already have it. If they're searching for a location based community message board, this is not the app you want at all. And since it's useless and taking up memory on my phone, I think I'll probably delete the app myself.
Bottom line- this app needs to make changes that its user base wants, or they're going to lose said user base.
Thank you for bringing anonymity back.
4.2: It seems all they do is send out an "update" to hide the horrible reviews it has been getting. I stand by what I have said before. Start listening to those who would use you!
4.1.1 I have deleted the app. You lost me. You need to start listening to your users more.
4.1: It is still horrible. Still does not let you post anonymously. I would give you only half a star if I could. I would only give you that because you at least have back the My Herd feature. Now give us back what we want. I will delete the app soon if it's not fixed.
4.0: If YikYak isn't changed back soon, you are going to lose a lot of users. You built this app on anonymity, now you take it away? Why? Give back the option to not post with your handle and to have a herd. The last post in my hometown was 2 years ago. I loved staying connected to my university. Now, I can't. So, I ask you to fix it or you will have to answer to your stock holders and investors for the sudden and massive drop in users of this app. Good luck.