How to use Yik Yak? the application of anonymous messages

Yik Yak

Yik Yak is a messaging service, a social network and for many, a game; the truth of the matter is that this application was proposed to you a few months ago, being completely new in this environment but nevertheless, at the moment it has already gained a large number of users who have made it their favorite.

However What is Yik Yak himself? Many people consider this application as a wall of gossip, secrets and comments, this because anyone can write something they want to share with those who live in their region. The best of all is that the privacy of the sender is maintained, as long as the application is properly configured, something of which we will mention in this article.

How can I get started in Yik Yak?

First of all we must mention that the application Yik Yak is only compatible with Android and iOS mobile devicesso Windows Phone users won't have to search for it yet. On the other hand, it is necessary that you go to the respective download links through:

  • Yik Yak for Android
  • Yik Yak for iOS

If you enter the Apple Store and type the word "Yik Yak" you will surely not find it; We have tried and the result has been negative, which is why we recommend that you use the links we suggested above. If you download from an iOS device, you may need to enter the authorization password for the application to download and install on your iPad or iPhone.

Once you have executed it, you will be able to admire a series of comments, there are two tabs to review them, one of which is the most recent and the other considered as the «hottest«.

Yik Yak 03 App

A small authorization window will also appear, in which the user is asked to use the tool at your location; you must allow this task, since Yik Yak will search for messages that have been made in your area. In this regard, it is said that it is searched in approximately 1,5 km around.

After that, you must touch the small icon that is in the upper left part (we mark it as yellow), which will help you to go to the writing interface itself. Here it is worth making a special consideration, and that is that if you want other users (who live near you) to see the comments, then you must allow geolocation that we suggested in the previous step.

Now we will find ourselves in the drafting window of our secret (so to speak); Yik Yak will allow you write any type of text that does not exceed 200 characters, which represents something more than what Twitter currently allows us.

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Here we also have to mention a little advice, and that is that at the bottom of the writing area you will be able to notice the presence of a small selector; when it is white and green (the white button towards the right side) you would be authorizing your location to be shown with the tool. For this reason it would be well worth placing this small selector (switch) to the left side. Once you have finished composing your message you just have to look for the button that says «Submit«, With which you will have finished this part of the process.

It is at that moment that the game would practically begin according to some of its users, since if your message has been important, it will begin to have followers and points; when you reach 100 points you can participate in the list of messages «hotter«. You can also share the comments with your social networks if you wish.

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It is worth mentioning that Yik Yak is an application that caused a lot of controversy in different parts of the world, which is why it has even been banned in Chicago; This is because the tool is mostly used in educational centers and universities, having a little lack of control that in no case should you follow as an example but rather, use this tool as one more entertainment.

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