What is Yik Yak?

Yik Yak

Yik Yak is a social media app that connects people within a certain area.

Users are allowed to send anonymous messages that can be viewed only by those in the local vicinity, defined in the app as a five-mile radius. The app uses the smartphone’s location setting to determine who receives messages.

Name of Technology:

Yik Yak

Year Introduced:


Invented by :

Tyler Droll and Brooks Buffington

Open Source or Proprietary:


Main technology category:

Social Media



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