In April, the popular anonymous message application, Yik Yak, announced that it would be shutting down. This was the first of many anonymous messaging apps phasing out in the past and upcoming few months. What is responsible for this drop in users for these applications?
The mobile social media app, Whisper, allows users to express themselves anonymously and reveal secrets that they wouldn’t feel comfortable revealing behind a username or profile.
Users create a “whisper” by creating a personally styled card where they can write a secret that are displayed in front of pictures the user chooses. Users of the app are able to “like” and comment on whispers, however because there are no user profiles following a particular user is impossible.