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YakYak (Portable)


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This package was approved as a trusted package on 2/14/2017.

Screenshot of YakYak

What does it do:

  • Send/receive chat messages
  • Create/change conversations (rename, add people)
  • Leave/delete conversation
  • Notifications
  • Toggle notifications on/off
  • Drag-drop, copy-paste or attach-button for image upload.
  • Hangupsbot sync room aware (no bot name, proper user pics)
  • Show inline images
  • Send presence/focus/typing/activeclient to behave like a proper client
  • History scrollback
  • Video/audio integration (open in chrome)
  • Focus/typing indications (mainly a design issue. keep it clean)
  • Offer alternative color schemes

To install YakYak (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install yakyak --version 1.4.2

To upgrade YakYak (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade yakyak --version 1.4.2


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName  = 'yakyak' 
    $toolsDir     = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $url          = ''
    $checksum     = 'F82BAD833A441FC984D4BF173D43C673028AF57931873D12ABAFD863FBE1EA73'
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName   = $packageName
      unzipLocation = $toolsDir
      fileType      = 'ZIP' 
      url           = $url
      checksum      = $checksum
      checksumType  = 'sha256'    
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs
    Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$env:Public\Desktop\YakYak.lnk" -targetPath "$env:ChocolateyInstall\lib\$packageName\tools\win32-x64\yakyak.exe"
  • tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'yakyak'
    remove-item "$env:Public\Desktop\YakYak.lnk" -Force -ErrorAction 'SilentlyContinue'

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This package has no dependencies.

Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Davide Bertola and Martin Algesten


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
YakYak (Portable) 1.5.2 172 Friday, October 26, 2018 approved
YakYak (Portable) 1.5.1 353 Friday, June 8, 2018 approved
YakYak (Portable) 1.5.0 366 Wednesday, February 7, 2018 approved
YakYak (Portable) 1.4.4 619 Wednesday, June 7, 2017 approved
YakYak (Portable) 353 Sunday, April 2, 2017 approved
YakYak (Portable) 1.4.2 336 Tuesday, February 14, 2017 approved
YakYak (Portable) 1.4.1 338 Monday, December 12, 2016 approved
YakYak (Portable) 1.4.0 209 Monday, December 12, 2016 approved
YakYak (Portable) 1.3.3 270 Saturday, November 26, 2016 approved

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