Yik Yak is finally relegated to the dustbin of Internet history

Enlarge / Tyler Droll, CEO of Yik Yak (L) and Brooks Buffington, COO, of Yik Yak, won the Fastest Rising Startup award at the TechCrunch 8th Annual Crunchies Awards at the Davies Symphony Hall on February 5, 2015 in San Francisco, California. (credit: Steve Jennings / Getty Images News)

Well, it’s official.

On Friday, the Yik Yak app officially closed up shop. The company’s founders, Tyler Droll and Brooks Buffington, wrote up a short blog post saying that they would be “winding down the Yik Yak app over the coming week as we start tinkering around with what’s ahead for our brand, our technology, and ourselves.” (What that means in plain English, we have no idea.)

Droll and Buffington confirmed the recent acquisition of its engineering team by Square, and they said it “feels like a great fit.”

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