Introducing: Reply Icons

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How many conversations do you have on a daily basis? 25? 50? 100? Maybe you’ve never really thought about it, but all these conversations play a crucial part in our daily lives. Try to go one day without talking to another person, and you’re likely to start talking nonsense to a volleyball (Cast Away, anyone?).

What we’re getting at is that conversations happen all around us, both in-person and online. In fact, Yakkers have all sorts of conversations with each other. Sometimes it’s banter about where to get the best pizza in town, or a string of people completing the next set of lyrics to the “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” theme song. Either way, it’s apparent that y'all enjoy interacting with one another on the app.

That said, we know it’s sometimes hard to tell if you’re replying to the original poster of a Yak (or as the cool kids say, the “OP”) or chiming in on a comment from someone else. And when you’re the OP, it’s tough to know which commenter to thank for answering your question or giving you that Yakky-high-five you’ve been craving.

To help resolve that ambiguity and keep the conversations flowing, we’ve added some new adventure-themed icons!

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For each thread, messages from the OP will get an OP icon, and anyone who replies within that thread will get a randomly-selected icon assigned to their comment (or comments). And since the icon assignments are random, you might be a green anchor in one thread and a purple pair of binoculars in another… the possibilities are (figuratively) endless! Of course, if you participate in a lot of threads, you may occasionally end up receiving the same random icon; but don’t take it personally — we aren’t intentionally assigning you a pair of socks.

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This way, you get the best of both worlds — conversations can remain anonymous, but you can still have back-and-forth chats with the OP or a specific commenter.