There are tons of social networking platforms nowadays, and Yik Yak is such an application that has millions of users. The general procedure of Yik Yak is different from other social networking platforms since its users are anonymous. It has some positive aspects as well as negative aspects. Thus, due to different kinds of reasons, people tend to leave the platform. If you are one who needs to discontinue using Yik Yak, join our discussion today. We have clearly explained how to delete a Yik Yak account in this blog post through the website and the application. So, refer to the below sections.
What is Yik Yak, and How does It Work?
Yik Yak is a platform for social networking. It is available for Android as well as iOS. It was released in 2013 for the first time.
Actually, the app was re-launched several times because of its controversial issues. The special feature of this application is the users are able to share and view its text posts anonymously. However, you are only able to create discussion threads within an 8 km radius, and this is a different feature of Yik Yak when compared with other anonymous apps.
The developer has combined the app with GPS, which helps users to find who is active in Yik Yak around them.
You can have live feeds from people around you. Although it is a location-based platform, you cannot find friends since it is an anonymous platform.
There are different kinds of features on this platform, such as Yak, Yakarma, and so on. Yak is the main function of the application; it refers to a post that can be voted on, commented and shared within the community. There are ‘new’ and ‘hot’ Yaks to view.
Since the community is anonymous, you do not need to register on the app. But you should maintain an account to read and post Yaks.
Why Would you Want to Delete Yik Yak Account?
There might be different kinds of personal reasons for deleting Yik Yak account. Most people complain that there are some negative aspects of Yik Yak. Since the users are anonymous, different kinds of negative things are also shared.
Especially some people have complained about cyber-bullying in this app, such as racism, antisemitism, sexism, etc. And there may also be judgmental comments, so people tend to leave such a toxic environment.
Some of you might be afraid of your privacy when using a social networking platform too.
And if you are not interested further in using Yik Yak, you can delete the account and uninstall the application. It will be helpful to free up some space in your phone as well.
Accordingly, there might be various reasons for deleting the Yik Yak account. In fact, the company has to re-launched the app several times due to these kinds of issues.
How to Delete Yik Yak’s Account?
The process of deleting the Yik Yak account is very simple. Follow these instructions you will be able to delete it within a few seconds. You can either delete it through the Yik Yak website or the mobile phone app. You can follow whichever method that is convenient for you.
Delete the Yik Yak Account Using the Website
- First, go to www.yikyak.com to log in to your Yik Yak account.
- After you log in, tap on ‘Settings.’
- When you scroll down the page, you will see an option called ‘Delete Account’; tap on it.
- You will be asked to confirm the action. Again, click on the ‘Delete Account’ message to finish the action.
Delete the Yik Yak Account Using the Application
- Sign in to your account on the application.
- Click on the three lines. It is in the upper left corner of the screen.
- Next, tap on the ‘Your Account’ tab.
- Then you will see a tab called ‘Deactivate Your Account’; tap on it.
- Finally, you will be asked to confirm the process. So, click on ‘Yes, I want to deactivate my account.’
After you delete the account, you cannot log in to your account again.
What Happens After you Delete your Yik Yak Account?
When you delete your Yik Yak account, all the information that is related to your account will be permanently removed from the network.
Obviously, your profile information will be erased. Besides, your Yak history will no longer be shown to anyone. And also, the comments and votes you made are erased.
After you delete the account, you are not able to log in to the account and access any data. If you attempt to log into the account, a message will appear.
It will say that your account has been deleted. Therefore, think twice prior to deleting the Yik Yak account since all your information is permanently erased.
If you need to activate your old Yik Yak account again, you should log in to the Yik Yak application using your old username and password. After that, you will be asked to insert your credit card information.
When you complete those actions, your Yik Yak account will be activated again within a few seconds.
What to Do If you are Unable to Delete your Yik Yak Account?
If you cannot delete your Yik Yak account by following the aforesaid methods, there may be some bugs in your account. Thus, the best thing you can do is get help from the Yik Yak help center.
You can send an email to their customer service or just leave a message in their inquiry box. Make sure to clearly mention your problem. Sometimes, you have done all the steps correctly, but there may be an issue with Yik Yak updating processes.
You will be sent a reply within their working days without a delay so you can follow their instructions to delete the account successfully.
Indeed, it is rare if you are not able to delete the account because users have not complained regarding this case much.
If you do not use the app, it is always better to delete your account rather than just uninstall the app.
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