Yik Yak, the anonymous messaging application, is testing a brand new photo-discussing feature. The brand new function can be obtained on some college campuses within the U.S., in which the application draws a lot of its 3.six million users together with high schools.
Mashable first reported the brand new feature through anonymous sourcing which was later confirmed by Yik Yak. The addition is made as a result of user feedback, Yik Yak Chief executive officer Tyler Droll told Mashable.
Within this testing phase, Yik Yak workers are moderating the information. Photos depicting faces, nudity, or "inappropriate" or "illegal" behavior won’t be approved, Mashable reports. The issue: manual moderation is feasible within this limited beta phase but tend to be a challenge to scale if photo discussing is folded out application-wide, where roughly 792,000 users publish.
Since launching in 2013, Yik Yak continues to be confronted with controversies over content. Anonymous messages made inside the application have brought to protests on college campuses along with a lockdown in a La senior high school. Yik Yak doesn’t have official plans yet to unveil the feature to any or all users, the organization told Mashable.
Yik Yak lets users publish messages anonymously to some virtual bulletin board that so far were only text based. Much like Snapchat, photos sent through Yik Yak should be taken inside the application, so older photos taken and saved around the phone’s camera roll won’t work.
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