Yak Messenger by XAVA Software (iPhone)
Released: Oct 20, 2009
Version: 4.4
Size: 4 MB
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Ranking - Social Networking (iPhone)

Yak Messenger

XAVA Software
YAK Messenger! - You'll love this app! quite simply the quickest, most feature rich and most reliable Instant Messenger on the App Store.

Total cross platform communication for free!

With no extra cost Yak comes with: Group Chats, Read Receipts, Photos, Movies, Voice Messages, Full Contact/Group Management, Location Maps and a neat Route Finder – all for no extra charges - ever! Yep, no SMS or MMS charges whatsoever.

Now includes a cool option to automatically find friends in your phones contact list that also have Yak installed! Entirely optional of course.

Features important privacy options including hiding your details, deleting individual messages from chats, deleting media sent and received, contact blocking, passcode protection and loads more...

Easily the most customisable messaging app out there - hugely customisable, change all your alert tones in and out of the application, change the colours of the speech bubbles, set your own background image, set your own profile photo and status message too.

It doesn't matter where in the world you or your friends are, it is still free for both messages and multi media and works anywhere that your iPhone does, it also works on WiFi as well as 3G.

Instant notification of new messages using Apple Push Notification even when the App is closed or your phone is asleep.

Simply choose a unique 'Yak ID' of your choice when you first run the application, and then your friends text and MMS you using Yak and your Yak ID.

User quotes
“Yak Works! Woohoo! It really really works and doesn't mess you about like other apps”

“Excellent app. I love that there is no limit to how long the message is like another app I was using. Use this all the time to talk to friends overseas”

“Excellent app! Love it! I think it's better than all the other chat apps!”

“Great app!! Best thing in the Market at the mo, cheers yak for your brilliant app, life just wouldn't be the same without you.”

“Downloaded and working within minutes. Great app. I've got the itouch and it's super for pics as well as chats. Can do person to person as well as group chats. Thumbs up.”

“Brilliant app! Must recommend to anyone who likes to keep in touch and I think it's probably the best one yet! Very very happy! Always get notifications and don't need your phone number to use it like others. Can choose who is in your contacts list and block those you don't want, with a varied number of sounds to choose from and the added bonus is you can send full size pics, audio and even video! Great work!!! 10 stars! ;))”

To ensure you get push notifications ensure your Notification settings are on for YAK in Settings->Notifications on your iPhone.

What's new in version 4.4
Fixes poor 4.3 update, sincere apologies for this.
Our verdict: Meh!
  • Yak Messenger is a poorly rated app (2.5-star).
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