In an announcement that seems to have been on the cards for some time, the once hugely popular anonymous social app Yik Yak has announced that it’s shutting down.

In a farewell letter on the official Yik Yak blog, co-founders Tyler Droll and Brooks Buffington detailed the ups and downs of their journey, and bid farewell to their users, with the app “winding down over the coming week”.

We were so lucky to have the most passionate users on the planet.

It’s you who made this journey possible.

The time has come, however, for our paths to part ways, as we’ve decided to make our next moves as a company.”

Yik Yak was founded in 2013, and was at one point valued at more than $400 million, reaching peak in 2014.

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