Yik Yak

App review by Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Gossipy, crass anonymous app lets you message nearby users.

Parents say

age 18+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 18+

Based on 1 review

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age 18+


This app is an easy way to cyber bully and its honestly disgusting the things said about other people. it needs to go before teenagers are literally killing themselves over things being said.
age 18+


Spoken to friends who have had awfull annonymous messages sent to a huge amount of users of this app about their 16yr old daughter and they cant be traced.. DONT USE... TOTALLY AWFULL MESSAGES AND PEOPLE AGREEING TO MEET OTHERS ARE NOT WHO THEY SAY THEY ARE!!!!

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: February 20, 2014
  • Category: Social Networking
  • Publisher: Yik Yak
  • Version: 1.3.3
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 7.0 or later; Android 4.0 and up
  • Last updated: August 18, 2021

Our Editors Recommend

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    Huge social site connects, serves ads; check settings.

    age 15+
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    Limited characters, lots of info, lasting online legacy.

    age 15+
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    All-in-one social app for sharing, shopping, and scrolling.

    age 15+

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