Discussions VS 1-on-1s


Discussions are Yac meetings. Any meeting with more than two people can be held in a Yac Discussion. Create a Discussion for everything from recurring meetings like standups or one-time meetings for a decision to be made.

Examples of meetings to be held in a discussion: 

  • Standups
  • As-needed meetings for a specific team
  • Project Updates
  • Presentations for more than one other user


Yac 1-on-1s are a container for a two person voice-message conversation. They're like exchanging emails, only with the added context and personality you'd get from a 1-on-1 meeting.

It’s where you can collaborate with a client, someone outside of your company, or anyone you want to connect with without scheduling a meeting.

Examples of meetings you can hold in a 1-on-1:

  • Feedback meetings with individual contributors.
  • Networking meetings / intros.
  • Working with a client or student over time.
  • Troubleshooting with someone from another department.

Click here to learn how to start a 1-on-1.

Important Tips

  1. Threading is a flexible way to organize your conversation.

For instance, in a Discussion called “Design team standups,” you might choose to have your threads broken up by day. Title each day “March 11 Standup, March 12 Standup, etc.” Other times, you might choose to have each thread represent a different topic.

  1. Make lots of Discussions: If a certain Discussion is crowded with threads, “promote” one of the messages to a new Discussion about the same thing. It’s better to have a Discussion you don’t need than to not be able to easily search for past conversations.

And that’s it! Now you can use Discussions and 1-on-1s like a pro when replacing your meetings with Yacs.

Last Updated: Mar 11, 2022