Yik Yak is continuing its push beyond anonymity with profiles, which are just like any other profile — but let you be as personal or private as you want to be.
According to Yik Yak, it will auto-generate some content, but lets you manicure your profile as you see fit:
We’ll start you out with some basics (your handle, your yakarma, and a randomly chosen default image), but let’s be real, you’re way more interesting than that. So go ahead and swap in a new pic might be your best funny face, a sunset silhouette, or your dog Frank. Tell people something special in your bio: are you passionate about extreme sports, the local pizzeria’s most consistent customer, the world’s best procrastinator? Maybe you even want to add links so people can find and follow more of your awesome content. (You can always add more tidbits later by going to the Me tab to edit your profile).
Like handles, profiles is another way for Yik Yak to be less shouting into the wind and much more community-based. It’s still very location centric, but profiles helps it distance itself from that as well.
Profiles are rolling out today on iOS and Android.