⏰ August 16, 2021
We're excited to share the new Yik Yak with the world! We know you may have some questions about things, so we've prepared a few blurbs for you to sift through on this page!
We're so happy you're here :)
👋 Hi, We're the New Yik Yak, Inc.
We're the new owners of Yik Yak. We purchased the rights to redevelop the Yik Yak app from an original maker in February 2021, and we've been working to bring the app back to life ever since.
We're bringing Yik Yak back because we believe the global community deserves a place to be authentic, a place to be equal, and a place to connect with people nearby.
We're committed to making Yik Yak a fun place free of bullying, threats, and all sort of negativity.
💭 Why Yik Yak Exists
Labels. Labels. Labels. Labels everywhere.
We spend our lives online under the weight of labels — both self-imposed (personal brand) and those assigned to us by our peers (societal labels). Whether its the type of label that can be inferred via a feed of carefully curated Instagram posts, or the type of label that can be read plainly like a LinkedIn title, labels inform almost all of our interactions with others online.
Labels are great for some situations; they help us quickly understand who we're talking to and help us craft our own personal brands. But sometimes we want to experience life without the permanent and constant lens of labels.
Today's world offers digital analogs for nearly all types of human interactions, except for those that are oftentimes most important for personal development. We need risk-free, lens-free spaces to be vulnerable, to be curious, and to learn more about the people around us.
Yik Yak is a radically private network connecting you with the people around you. No strings (or labels) attached.
🚫 Our Stance On Bullying and Hate Speech
We're committed to combating bullying and hate speech on the Yik Yak platform by any means necessary.
On the new Yik Yak, it's against the Community Guardrails to post bullying messages or use hate speech, make threats, or share anyone's private information.
If someone bullies another person, uses hate speech, makes a threat, or in any way seriously violates the Community Guardrails or Terms of Service, they can be immediately banned from Yik Yak. One strike and you're out.
If you see someone bullying another person or making a threat, please immediately downvote and report the message. Message posts (yaks) that reach -5 total upvote points are instantly removed from the feed. When you report a post, our team reviews it as soon as possible and takes action when necessary.
🤠 Some Parting Thoughts
📣 Yik Yak gives everyone a voice! The most popular celebrity on earth appears exactly the same as an average person.
📍 When you're at a new place like a concert or a beach town, Yik Yak is a great way of immediately plugging in to what's going on around you.
🤝 Yik Yak helps unite local communities. College campuses, music festivals, cities, large workplaces, and anywhere in between instantly become friendly herds of fresh new ideas, jokes, perspectives, and friends.
✌️ Team Yik Yak