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Do you want Yik Yak? Post your messages anonymously to anyone

posted Aug 3, 2014, 3:25 AM by Barny CK
It seems that the instant messaging app battle had been fought and won and now any newcomer to this genre will have to innovate and think out of the box to catch smartphone users' attention. Anonymous messaging app may seem to be the next catchphrase and Yik Yak is one of them. For those of you who haven't heard about it, Yik Yak is a mobile app that offers anonymous, location-based messaging. Users can choose to post messages to Yik Yak users nearby. As with similar apps aiming to profit, Yik Yak provides in app purchases in the form of reach. For US$0.99, users can share their thoughts with 1,000 people. For $1.99, the reach is 2,500 people and for $5, they get to 'Yik Yak' with 10,000 people. But if you are stingy on the purse, free reach comes in 100, 250 or 500 Yik Yak users. 

Yik Yak is fun when you want to share something with anyone in your vicinity but one prominent drawback to this app is the possibility of cyber bullying. Already, the company has been getting feedbacks from colleges who felt the app violates anti-bullying rules and so far, the creators have canceled it reaches into schools. Still, Yik Yak is catching on with 100,000 monthly users and more than 15,000 messages daily. 
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