Update: We’re renaming this beta feature to “My Herd”! You’ll spot the changes in our next release, and in the meantime we’ve updated the blog post below to reflect the new name.
Get ready… Yik Yak’s newest beta feature, My Herd, is coming! This feature will let you stay connected with your herd – even if you’re leaving campus for the weekend, taking a semester away to pursue that dream internship, or backpacking across Europe for the summer. Now you’ll be able to yak with your local herd, or switch over to your “My Herd” feed to keep on yakking with the people who understand you best in your herd back home.
When you’re ready to get yourself set up you can click on ‘Set My Herd’ from the main feed, which will take you to a screen where you can set your home community. Just to be super duper clear: you can only set this once, so choose wisely when selecting the community you want to stay connected with.
Once you’re set up, you’ll be able to switch between posting to your current local feed (where you can share thoughts and observations with those around you) or your “My Herd” feed (where you can yak with, vote on, and reply to your herd back home).
My Herd is a beta feature we’re trying out for a limited time, due in large part to popular request from yakkers who are about to head off on summer adventures but still want to be able to stay connected with their campus herd. We’d love your feedback! And you can always disable or reenable this from your Settings (just go to the “Me” tab and click on “My Stuff” and then “Settings”).
If you’ve been studying abroad or traveling for a prolonged period of time and we weren’t able to suggest the right herd for you, have no fear! Simply send us a message (click on the “More” tab and then tap “Getting Help / Contact Us”) to let us know where you think your home community should be, include your school email (so we can verify that’s your school), and we’ll send our best Support Yaks to resolve the issue.
We hope with My Herd, you’ll be able to better stay connected with the herd you know and love, even when you’re away.