Fantasy Football with Yabb

August 26th, 2015

It’s almost Fall, and all of the football fans out there know what that means – it’s time to start drafting for your fantasy league! As anyone who religiously follows NFL drafts, player news and team rosters knows, the drafting process can be a contentious and unpredictable one. And that’s just the professional drafts. Drafting in a personal league is even crazier; you don’t have much room for error when your pride (and most likely a whole heap of cash) is on the line.

That’s why the best fantasy football leagues draft with Yabb. With our always-on communication options, including free calling and texting, animated stickers, and even voice messages, we’ve got all of your bases covered. And by bases, we of course mean methods of gloating when your dream team notches another win in your corner.

But Yabb isn’t just great for showing off (although we’ll certainly get there, don’t worry) – it’s a great way to keep up to date throughout the entire season.

Start off by adding your entire league to a group chat. With Yabb, you can have a free, always-connected forum in which to discuss league business at any time. Everyone you invite to your chat will be able to see the messages, images and videos that get posted.

Next, personalize your group chat with images, titles and ringer options. Set your league name as the title, place whatever image you want – perhaps the trophy or obscenely large stack of money you’re all playing for – as the background, and get ready to kick things off.

When you’re ready to draft your teams, Yabb’s free calling and group chatting make for the perfect way to manage all the chaos. No matter where you are in the world, you can always connect via Wi-Fi or your data plan, so you’ll never be left out of the loop. Even better, you’ll have a complete history of all of your chats, complete with the ability to quote anyone on anything they’ve said before. It’s a dream come true for competitive leagues.

Then again, you might sometimes need to do some… shady dealing. Keep your strategies secret with Yabb’s Whisper messages, which self-destruct from every phone within a few seconds of being opened.

Once the season really gets started, you’ll have the perfect way of keeping up with every play, every amazing comeback, and every bitter defeat. Discuss games with your league from anywhere in the world, send videos of your most prideful moments or sorrowful losses, and toss out the occasional animated stickers when words just aren’t enough to drive home your epic victories. Who’s going to regret doubling down on their bet NOW, Steve?!? WHO???

Finally, when the time comes to claim your rightful spot at the top of your league, trophy and cash in hand, know that you could exercise humility and take the victory in silence, content that your hard work and careful planning was, in the end, its own reward. Or, you could use all of those above-mentioned features to send customized photos, videos and messages to your league every morning, so the first thing they think of every day is the crushing defeat you delivered upon them. Up to you.

So there you have it. With Yabb’s massive array of free social tools, it’s the ultimate way to enjoy the NFL with friends and league-mates alike.

Back to School with Yabb

August 15th, 2015

Is it that time again already? The time for pencils to be sharpened, books to be bought, and apples to be polished?

Yep, that’s right – like it or not, it’s back to school time. It’s time to join hundreds of thousands of your fellow students in pursuit of higher education, friendship and fun. And most importantly, it’s a time for you to meet like-minded people, figure out who you are deep down inside, and – oh, yeah – pass that Calc exam with flying colors. There’s a whole world of possibilities out there waiting for you.

Yabb Messenger is your constant companion in that world, a way for students, friends and parents to keep in contact no matter how crazy outside circumstances may get.

Yabb is the quick and easy way to sync all of your contacts in one place. Need to borrow some drink money – er, a “living stipend” – from mom and dad? Or maybe you want to invite some of your old friends over to visit campus, or just chat on the phone with your relatives. Simply sync Yabb with your phone’s contacts list, and you’ll be able to chat with all of them for free.

But there are plenty of people you meet once or twice without getting their number. In that case, you can also sync Yabb with your Facebook account. Add everyone you know to one contacts list with just a few taps of your finger and start chatting instantly!

Once your Facebook and phone contacts are all in the same place, it’s easy to start an online chat with your friends. See, that’s what makes Yabb so great for students – we don’t rely on phone carriers to send out messages. Instead, you can connect to a Wi-Fi network or a data connection, and send messages free from the restrictions of harsh calling or texting limits. That means you won’t have to worry about $100+ monthly phone bills or bad connections. No matter where you are, as long as you have Wi-Fi, you can enjoy free calling and texting.

Because of this, Yabb is as fun and flexible as you’ll have to be during your college stay. Studying abroad? Use Yabb to make a [free call] or text home, and to stay in touch with your international friends once you come back. No matter where in the world your education takes you, Yabb’s got your communication needs covered.

That extends to sending videos and photos, as well. In fact, all of Yabb’s features come along for the ride, completely free of charge. Start group chats, send animated emojis, share photos and videos, create self-destructing messages, and even send your location on a map to other users.

When you head back to class this Fall, don’t forget the most valuable school supply of all – free talking and texting with Yabb Messenger! Yabb lets you call, text, send photos and videos, and even share your location, all totally free of charge. Because with the price of textbooks, tuition and Top Ramen, the last thing you need to sweat is your phone bill.

Text Message Reply with History

August 11th, 2015

Yabb Messenger offers tons of options for users to chat with each other. Talk on the phone, send free text messages to all of your contacts, start up a group message to chat with friends, or even meet new people near you. The options for talking in Yabb are just about endless.

But when you have so many conversations and so many different friends, how do you keep track of the conversation? Luckily, we thought ahead, and built in the perfect way to catch friends up on your conversation. Yeah, Yabb’s got your back like that.

Quote friends in any conversation, and you’ll immediately catch them up on all of the action and provide context for your next text.

Quoting friends during a conversation is fast and easy. Go ahead and pop into one of your Yabb Messenger chats – it’s cool, we can wait. Now look up at the second to last message that your friend sent to you. See the little quotation marks beneath the message? That’s your indicator that the message can be quoted, and sent back to your friends in the group chat.

When you quote someone, their message will appear atop yours, showing exactly what they said and providing context for what you write next.

Quoting is perfect for just about any situation. Have a big conversation going with a bunch of friends? Make sure nobody gets drowned out of the chat by quoting. Someone promised to pay your back for drinks and dinner last night? Give them a not-so-subtle reminder that they might just be picking up the tab next time.

Any text message above the last message can be quoted. That means you can go back to any point in your conversation, and quote anyone from any time. Go back, laugh and reminisce about the start of a new friendship or relationship, or just relive all of those lovely memories you’ve built with your group over the months and years. There are all sorts of applications for quoting!

You can also go back and edit the quotes that you send in your messages. Backspace and edit old quotes to create funny messages, or play quoting games with your friends as you pass edited quotes back and forth. It’s just one more way that we let you personalize the way you Yabb with your friends, family and contacts.

And hey, fun fact: In case you were wondering, Yabb Messenger is in fact the only social chatting app that lets you go back to the start of your conversation and quote any message your friends have sent!

Text and group chat with amazing freedom in Yabb. Quoting is the best way to keep up to date, bring new people into group conversations, and keep your friends involved in the chat. It’s just another way that Yabb offers the most flexible, fun chatting experience, straight from your phone. And at the risk of sounding like a broken record, it, like the rest of Yabb’s features, is totally free.

With Yabb’s Quoting feature, you’re free to yabb as long and with as many people as you want!

Sharing Pictures and Videos with Yabb!

August 5th, 2015

There’s nothing better than kicking back and relaxing with some friends, watching videos and sharing your favorite moments in good company. The internet, in all its glory, can have you crying from laughter, jamming to a great song, and experiencing new places and people all in quick succession. That’s just one of the many reasons that video sharing is so important in this day and age. It’s not just important for entertaining ourselves, but also for staying up to date with world events, learning about other ways of life, keeping up with pop culture, and most importantly, watching cat videos.

With Yabb, you can have all the fun of watching great videos over drinks with friends, from anywhere in the world! Yabb’s video and photo messages are the next step in the evolution of media viewing, with lightning-quick sharing between you and all of your friends!

There are three easy ways to share videos with your friends on Yabb, all of which are accessible from within the chat menu. To find them, just tap the Plus sign next to the chat window.

The first is to take a video from within the Yabb app. Let’s say you’re chatting with your friends when suddenly, something totally video-worthy goes down. Even with the ninja-like reflexes you no doubt posses, there’s no time to switch to your camera app, hit record, and wait for your phone to catch up with you. Instead, tap “Take Photo or Video” and Yabb will jump straight to your camera app instantly, letting you capture the moment no matter how quickly it might pass.

That’s the best way to share events that are happening right now, but you’ve no doubt also got an armada of content already saved to your phone. With Yabb you can share all of your past videos, from that epic night of karaoke to the home videos you shot in your backyard.

To share videos already on your phone, just tap “Choose Video”. Anything that you’ve shot with your phone’s camera will appear, giving you access to all of the masterpieces you’ve shot in the past. Whether you’re sharing a ten-part epic shot from your phone, or a video of your dog chasing its tail really, really fast, you’ll be able to get your work in the hands of your friends easily.

You can even share photos the same way!. Just tap “Choose Photo” and select your most amazing shots to share your inner photographer with everyone on your contacts list.

The third and final option for sharing is also the most exciting. We speak, of course, of the “Send YouTube Video” option. That’s right – with Yabb, you can share the fun of all your favorite YouTube videos right in your private or group chat, with just a few taps! Whether you go to YouTube for Let’s Play videos, DIY tips, or music videos, all of the most legendary uploads from the world’s largest video sharing service are available at your fingertips.

With so many options for sharing, it’s only natural that Yabb is the best way to send videos and photos to your contacts. Start a group chat and send amazing photos and videos to your whole contacts list, or send videos that disappear after viewed using Yabb’s Whisper messages. With Yabb, the possibilities are limitless!

Find Friends Nearby with Yabb!

August 4th, 2015

Billions of people live on this planet. It’s a number so staggering that it’s hard to even picture. After all, it’s nearly impossible to imagine all of the people out there who you may never get to meet or talk to. You probably interact with at least couple people every day, if you’re lucky, but meeting new people keeps us all on edge. Where do you find them? How do you make new friends? All of the potential connections that could enrich your life are out there somewhere, swimming in an infinite sea of faces.

If only you could meet up with these strangers somehow, make friends with them, split some drinks and learn their stories. If only there was an app that enabled you to spark up conversations and create new friendships with people, view their pictures, share videos with them, and even meet in person, all for free! Wouldn’t that be the most amazing little app on your phone?

Well the truth is, you’ve already found it!

Turns out you can do just about everything with Yabb! Your favorite messenger app can do a lot more than free calls and texts. It can also open you up to a whole new world of connections, right in your backyard or a couple miles away. With just two taps, you can start meeting people nearby.

To find friends or meet some new people people near you, simply tap “More” on Yabb’s menu. From there, you’ll see the option to find “People Nearby”. Now you’re working with a list of all of the people around you who also use Yabb messenger, and who have opted in to finding new people around them.

From here, you can view photos, statuses, and general location to filter people that seem interesting to you. Tell other users that you’re “ready to chat” with a status update, and you’ll receive responses from others nearby too! It’s a totally modern and fun way to make new connections! Your new best friend could be on the other side.

When you’re ready to host your meetup, you’ll have a number of options, all of which are presented through Yabb for free.

Just like normal Yabb users, your new friends can be added to your Yabb contacts list and contacted through the app. Call new contacts to get to know them better, or start up a conversation via text. Group chats work just like they do with your other friends, so don’t be afraid to add plenty of people nearby. From there, you can send all of the same animated emojis, stickers, photos and videos that you can send with your real-life friends! You can even use Yabb’s Whisper functionality to send disappearing messages – all of your favorite Yabb features apply.

However, if an in-person meetup is more your style, you can always you’re your location through the app. Invite friends out for coffee and movies, or judge your new friends by the only standards that truly matter – their ability to hold their own in a nail-biting laser-tag match or an intelligent conversation about your favorite television show. It doesn’t matter what type of hangout you want to start; if you can find it on a map, you can send the coordinates through Yabb.

As fun as everything could be, Yabb values your security. You can always opt out of chatting with those around you, and make the locations and messages you send disappear after a customized time limit.

It’s an awfully big world out there, but with the help of Yabb’s “People Nearby” feature, you can make it feel a little bit smaller.

Send Group Messages

July 30th, 2015

Whether you’re throwing a party or just hosting a group study session, there’s nothing more exciting than getting together with all of your friends. The sort of fun that emerges from getting all of your favorite people together in one place is hard to replicate anywhere else, and can bring out the best in any situation.

Yabb knows all about the power of the group conversation – that’s why we put all the makings of a great group hangout at your fingertips, anytime and anywhere!

Yabb’s group messages offer so many communication options, you’d swear you were in the room with your friends. To start, simply tap “Group Chat” from Yabb’s main screen. Then, add anyone you want to chat with from your contacts list. Tap to accept, and your friends will automatically be added to your chat. And it’s as simple as that – you are now in a group chat with any of your contacts!

But we know that you and your friends each bring a unique personality to every chat. That’s why Yabb offers plenty of options for customizing your group messages, including images, privacy options, and more.

As you set up your group chat, you’ll be able to create a title and a custom image for everyone to see. This serves to differentiate one group chat from the others, and has the added bonus of giving you plenty of chances to share inside jokes and funny images with your friends.

Another important option when you set up your group chats is “privacy”. After all, surprises are great, but sometimes you just want a little privacy. Luckily, Yabb lets you have both. Set up a Private Chat, and only you and your friends will be able to interact in that space. Open up a Public Chat, and anyone will be able to jump in and start talking.

Naturally, any of the above information can be changed at any time by the chat admin. Swap out chat photos, change the room title, and even change the chat admin from the “Room Setting” panel within the chat.

As you chat more and more, the Room Setting page will become your best friend. Not only can you assign new admins, change privacy settings and mix up the chat settings; you can also assign custom background images and sound/vibration settings, too.

Make your friends laugh with a funny background image, or go for the heartstrings and post your favorite family photo to score extra points with your relatives. Then, enable or disable in-app sounds and vibrations so you’ll always know when your message is updated.

Just in case the whole “texting” thing isn’t a perfect substitute for in-person conversation, Yabb lets you communicate with your contacts the old-fashioned way – with your voice. Just tap and hold the mic icon in the lower right-hand corner to start recording, and let up when you’re ready to send. You voice messages will automatically send, and be visible to everyone else in the group via the chat feed.

If there’s one theme to Yabb’s group messaging, it’s customization. A group conversation should have all the dynamism and energy of an in-person talk, and with Yabb’s custom titles, images and privacy settings, you’ll feel like you’re right there chatting with your friends and

Photo Filters

July 28th, 2015

When most people think of Yabb, the first thing that comes to mind is free calling and texting. But what many people don’t realize is that the app also includes a full-featured photo editor that rivals most of the standalone editing apps out there in terms of power and flexibility.

That’s right – Not only can you call, text and chat for free with Yabb, but you can also take beautiful photos and share them with friends from the same interface!

To start out, give Yabb access to your phone’s camera. Then, you’ll have the option of choosing a photo from your library, or taking a new picture.

No matter which option you pick, a wide array of photo effects will let you tweak your pictures to perfection! Choose from thirteen amazing filter effects, including the vintage Clyde or the laid-back Boardwalk option. No matter what your favorite style or color is, Yabb has an effect for you.

After you’ve selected your filter, it’s time to choose your frames. Yabb’s frames come in multiple sizes, shapes, and colors, so you can surround your image in sleek, modern black, or go for a classic look with wooden or photo negative styles.

You can edit your photos further with stylish overlays. Like frames, Yabb’s overlays come in multiple shapes and colors. Choose your frame from black or white, cross or widescreen, and give your photos a unique style with a simple tap.

Stickers add even more personality to your pictures. Throw on mustaches, fun glasses, lightning bolts, dollars signs, sombreros and more, and liven up any picture. Just in case you go overboard, you can always undo and redo your changes with a simple left or right swipe.

Then, you can crop your photos to achieve the perfect balance. In case that’s not enough customization options for you, vignettes and blur let you add even more style to your photos.

But it’s not just overlays, stickers and frames; Yabb also features a powerful set of image editing tools. You can easily sharpen any image with a simple tap. Conversely, you can use Yabb’s Blur tool to add action blur to any shot. Remove red eyes and blemishes, change the point of focus in your photos whiten or darken images, and enhance your photo with multiple modes, including high definition, night shots, portraits, food and scenery.

So Yabb features a full suite of serious image editing tools, all for free. But what if you want to get a little more… creative with your editing? Yabb’s got your back there, too. With the Draw tool, it’s easy to draw whatever you want in your images. Give yourself a fancy suit and tie, or paint yourself into a fantasy world with your amazing artistic skills. With Draw, the options are truly endless.

If you’re not feeling so hot on coloring in your own image, you can draw and have Yabb automatically color things in for you using the Smart Color feature.

Last but not least, you can “meme-ify” your photos with text across the top and bottom of the photo. Have you ever wanted to be a meme? Now you can realize your dream of standing alongside the meme giants like Grumpy Cat and Overly Attached Girlfriend! Truly, your life is now complete.

Yabb’s built-in photo editor is so flexible, it’s crazy. You’ll love editing photos with effects, frames, cropping, editing functions, and meme tools. It’s just one more way that Yabb is so much more than a social messaging app.

Edit Photos With Amazing Effects

July 28th, 2015

When most people think of Yabb, the first thing that comes to mind is free calling and texting. But what many people don’t realize is that the app also includes a full-featured photo editor that rivals most of the standalone editing apps out there in terms of power and flexibility.

That’s right – Not only can you call, text and chat for free with Yabb, but you can also take beautiful photos and share them with friends from the same interface!

To start out, give Yabb access to your phone’s camera. Then, you’ll have the option of choosing a photo from your library, or taking a new picture.

No matter which option you pick, a wide array of photo effects will let you tweak your pictures to perfection! Choose from thirteen amazing filter effects, including the vintage Clyde or the laid-back Boardwalk option. No matter what your favorite style or color is, Yabb has an effect for you.

After you’ve selected your filter, it’s time to choose your frames. Yabb’s frames come in multiple sizes, shapes, and colors, so you can surround your image in sleek, modern black, or go for a classic look with wooden or photo negative styles.

You can edit your photos further with stylish overlays. Like frames, Yabb’s overlays come in multiple shapes and colors. Choose your frame from black or white, cross or widescreen, and give your photos a unique style with a simple tap.

Stickers add even more personality to your pictures. Throw on mustaches, fun glasses, lightning bolts, dollars signs, sombreros and more, and liven up any picture. Just in case you go overboard, you can always undo and redo your changes with a simple left or right swipe.

Then, you can crop your photos to achieve the perfect balance. In case that’s not enough customization options for you, vignettes and blur let you add even more style to your photos.

But it’s not just overlays, stickers and frames; Yabb also features a powerful set of image editing tools. You can easily sharpen any image with a simple tap. Conversely, you can use Yabb’s Blur tool to add action blur to any shot. Remove red eyes and blemishes, change the point of focus in your photos, whiten or darken images, and enhance your photo with multiple modes, including high definition, night shots, portraits, food and scenery.

So Yabb features a full suite of serious image editing tools, all for free. But what if you want to get a little more… creative with your editing? Yabb’s got your back there, too. With the Draw tool, it’s easy to draw whatever you want in your images. Give yourself a fancy suit and tie, or paint yourself into a fantasy world with your amazing artistic skills. With Draw, the options are truly endless.

If you’re not feeling so hot on coloring in your own image, you can draw and have Yabb automatically color things in for you using the Smart Color feature.

Last but not least, you can “meme-ify” your photos with text across the top and bottom of the photo. Have you ever wanted to be a meme? Now you can realize your dream of standing alongside the meme giants like Grumpy Cat and Overly Attached Girlfriend! Truly, your life is now complete.

Yabb’s built-in photo editor is so flexible, it’s crazy. You’ll love editing photos with effects, frames, cropping, editing functions, and meme tools. It’s just one more way that Yabb is so much more than a social messaging app.

Express Yourself with Animated Stickers!

July 24th, 2015

Texting is great, but it’s impossible to deny that in-person interactions grant so many more opportunities for self-expression. Laughing together over a great joke. Sharing a subtle smile with your best friend. Giving someone the stink eye really, really hard. These are the sorts of interactions that we miss out on when we rely on texting to communicate with our friends.

Emoticons have been a big step towards solving that problem. It seems like there’s an emoticon for any situation, whether you’re laughing until you can’t breathe, crying your eyes out, or, for the iOS users out there, if you’re shopping for eggplants when a dragon suddenly appears.

…Yeah, we don’t really get those, either.

The point is that emoticons are great at adding flair and flavor to your text messages. But even they have their limits. Both Android and iOS only feature standard, static emoji by default. Any emotions or actions that might require a little animation – jumping for joy or falling over laughing, for example – are still left for the imagination to fill in.

Luckily, Yabb offers an army of [animated emoji] for just such occasions. Our emoji are bursting at the seams with feeling, and feature unique characters that are sure to add some personality to any chat. Now you can flip the table, practice karate and profess your undying love through fun animations and cute characters, straight from your Yabb text conversations!

Of course our emojis, like all of our other core features, are totally free, no matter where in the world you are!

And if you happen to be in the mood for a more static conversation, Yabb can accommodate you there as well. We have over 30 built-in emoticons with unique artwork, each of which is totally different than the ones you can find built into your phone. From holiday characters to ninjas, devils to karate masters, and clowns to bikers, Yabb has a built-in emoticon for everyone. And not to beat a dead horse here, but they’re all – you guessed it –free. None of those annoying in-app purchases are required to unlock more.

Both Yabb’s static and animated emojis are totally compatible with the other features we’ve discussed on the blog. Like regular text messages, they are free to send and can be broadcast across the world via any sort of data connection – Wi-Fi, 3G or 4G will work.

All of our static emoticons are also compatible with Yabb’s secret Whisper messages, so all you have to do to hide them is swipe your text box to the right. You’ll see the text box turn black, indicating that your emoticons will surprise anyone who unlocks them, before disappearing after being read.

And of course, like most emoticons, Yabb’s can be typed out as well as punched out from the emoticon keyboard. Simply arrange your text in brackets like this – {ninja} – and you’ll have yourself a sneaky emoticon ready to infiltrate your friend’s phone.

Yabb’s massive library of expressions is yet another way that we help you yabb how you want, when you want. With over 75 built-in emoticons and animated emojis, you’re sure to find something that’ll make you :-D

Secret Messages with Whisper Mode

July 22nd, 2015

Everybody loves sending texts, photos and videos to their friends. On a tough day of work or during a crazy commute, easy access to your friends list can be a real lifesaver. In the past, we’ve talked at length about what makes Yabb so great for quickly communicating with friends, and that all remains true.

On the other hand, there are times when you don’t want to broadcast your messages across your entire network.  Sometimes, you just want one person to see what you’re sending, and then delete all traces at a moment of your choosing.

Send Secret Messages in Whisper Mode

Maybe, for example, you’re throwing a surprise party for a friend. Or maybe, you’re planning the perfect anniversary gift. Maybe you’re just sending some top-secret intel in a game of Assassin, and don’t want your messages to be intercepted by the enemy.

Sometimes secret messages are the way to go. Whether you’re sending photos, texts or videos, your ability to limit your messages is just as important as your ability to broadcast them. Yabb knows that in today’s world, you should be able to switch between public messages and secret messages with the tap of a button. And that’s just what you can do with Yabb’s private Whisper messages.

Yabb is the ultimate secret message app, with Whisper options available for texts, photos, videos, voice messages and even locations on a map. Each of these message types can be toggled to disappear once read, with an adjustable lifespan of anywhere from 1 to 15 seconds.


The flexibility of Yabb’s Whisper functionality is its greatest asset. No matter what type of message you want to send, or where you want to send it, Yabb allows you to make it self-destruct within a customized timeframe. Send your location to a friend to meet up, share your favorite videos, or send funny photos – all of which will disappear right after your friends read them!

Secret texting, photos and videos are easy with Yabb! To activate Whisper mode, simply swipe the text box to the right. You’ll see a black overlay swipe over the standard white text box as you do. That’s it – you’re in Whisper mode! From there, just edit how long you want your message to be viewable for, then send any kind of message you want!

When your friend receives your Whisper message, they’ll be prompted with an image of a locked text box. To unlock it, they’ll have to tap it once. From there, your message will appear, along with a countdown to the message’s destruction. Once the timer is up, your message disappears from your friend’s feed entirely, and won’t be viewable again.

Best of all, like Yabb’s regular texts, calls, voice messages, maps and photos, Whisper messages can be sent over any Wi-Fi, 3G or 4G connection. And of course, your Whisper messages will always be free to send and receive.

And it’s as simple as that! With Yabb, sending and receiving secret Whisper messages is as simple as a single swipe or tap.

Yabb securely with Yabb Whisper messages, another great asset in our free messaging arsenal!