Hive Social

Social Networking
Rating
3.4 (2.1K)
Size
105.2 MB
Age rating
17+
Current version
2.9.1
Price
Free
Seller
Hive Social, Inc. (Apps)
Last update
10 months ago
Version OS
15.0 or later
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User Reviews for Hive Social

3.39 out of 5
2.1K Ratings
2 years ago, cramstrebor
A good start, but still needs some work
I like the overall feel and the IG/twitter hybrid style of posting, and profile songs are killer (hello myspace!), but there’s still some work to be done on the back end before it’s “everyday useable” for social networking. Example: when setting up the account it prompts what topics interest me (I think I chose things like music, sports, tech, gaming, etc.) but if I click on the discover tab, I’m getting posts of half naked bros and OnlyFans thirst traps showing up on NEW and TRENDING sections. I think this is due to the flock of THOSE accounts who are like “ooo a new place to post my epic crotch shot for money!” is skewing the content right now, BUT I think if there was some sort of—I don’t know, dare I say algorithm—to filter out some of the junk (no pun intended) i’d have an easier time posting my own content and recommending it to others. ALSO… I think there should be a “Discover Accounts” section. So, for example, if a tech reviewer, or game developer, or athlete joins, it would be nice to see that the account is on Hive so I could follow it. Obviously this would change based on the individual’s choices when setting up the account, but that would be very helpful instead of the seemingly random pictures that are spewed up on the discover page.
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2 years ago, zargtn
Very Promising!
Simply put, this platform is very impressive. I recently quit Twitter and have been going through the alternatives to see what I find the most intriguing and unique. Initially, I tried Mastodon but it took over a week to receive a verification email and by that point, I had lost the little interest I had in their server-focused platform. As for Hive, however, my verification went straight to my email (spam folder) and I was able to instantly access the platform. So far, I really love what it has to offer, especially with the music option. As a musician myself, I will find that very useful and I’m sure many others would as well. I also like that can you can clearly display your pronouns and your zodiac sign to express yourself beyond what you could’ve on Twitter. I’ve heard this app is developed by 2 people, and if that is still true, that is beyond impressive. I’ve experienced a few glitches but nothing too crazy, with exception of one. About 20 minutes ago, whenever I was trying to type a comment on a post in my search feed, my screen violently flashes black and white for seemingly no reason until I quickly submitted my comment. It was very jarring and quite frustrating but I’m able to look past that. Overall, I’d consider this to be a great platform worth checking out, especially if you’re familiar with navigating Twitter.
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2 years ago, C.Edwards
Platform has great potential but there are urgent issues.
This platform seems to work fine; I haven’t had enough time to crash it, but it hasn’t crashed yet. Good job so far! There are 2 immediate, urgent issues that the developers need to address, mostly for themselves, but also for users. 1) You need a DMCA Agent, and that information needs to be visible and established. It’s how a service protects itself from being liable for copyright and other violations. You should be able to get this established quickly just by searching for a DMCA Agent service. This needs to be visible and easily accessible from the web, not only from inside the app. 2) your password system refuses to accept dashes (-) as valid characters. The Apple password generation system uses several 5 character blocks separated by dashes, so your system refuses to use the password system of the platform for which it was developed. There are also some intermediate issues that will become an annoyance. Backspace is one character at a time — a long press does not remove several characters. Same with selecting text to copy or delete. That might be a bug. I would have sent this to you privately, but there is no contact information, and you are not accepting bug reports. These are both problems you need to address. I want this platform to succeed; these are new company issues that can be managed well and expeditiously, but they do need to be addressed.
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1 year ago, Dallas Malaysia Diaz
Enjoyed this app at first
It was fun and welcoming initially but I notice my loading times are still very poor and as someone with bad internet I don’t have 3 minutes in between every click to spare. When Hive shut down and came back I noticed how difficult it was to navigate the app more so than it first was. My loading times got somewhat better but every once and a while the app freezes, crashes, sometimes I scroll down and it won’t let me scroll back up for a second or two?? I’m not sure what all the developers have going on as I have heard there’s a total of three people building this app from the ground up. I’ve been trying for about 2-3 weeks now to delete my account and I am unable to do so. I went to check what email I attached so I could be sure to block Hive from sending me spam emails and that page is down too! If I can’t delete my account, my friends can’t delete their accounts, and I can’t even change my email or phone number I put in to make sure my dead account isn’t hacked one day. 2/5 contact me when I’m able to delete my account I’ll reinstall just to do that
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2 months ago, viola mad
STILL BROKEN months later
EDIT: They finally added music yay! It’s broken too 😶 I can’t attach screenshots or I would, but for literally months I’ve been unable to edit the songs on my profile. There’s one song box that’s whited out and I can’t even attempt to edit it. And as other reviewers have stated, the owner of this app couldn’t care less about the users and you won’t get a response for support. Trash trash trash app. Just give up already. The app went down in November or December for security concerns and came back after a few weeks but when it returned all the features were broken. They asked for patience given that they are a small team and I understand that completely. However I don’t understand why every time an update is coming, the team lies to the users about which features will be returning. The music feature to this day is STILL broken, for instance, and they’ve promised its return with nearly every update. The CEO of Hive who goes by Ralucca on there even posted a news article that praised the music feature as one of the things that sets Hive apart… HELLO? You don’t even HAVE that feature anymore!! What are you even DOING?
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2 years ago, JesRose04
Not worth the hype
I was one of many who recently downloaded this app and created a profile in the wave of moving away from Twitter. Initially, the app was very promising, but it has a lot of bugs and never ending processing times. And now it won’t even work! I open the app and nothing loads, on top of that it says I don’t have any posts which I have posted at least 7 times now and it won’t show any of my notifications. I have tried turning my phone off and on as well as closing the app and reloading it. Doesn’t help. I tried to post a new picture and it wouldn’t post it saying there was an error. So finally, I decided to delete the app and reinstall it only to have it not let me login. Every time I try to login, it sends me a verification email but when I confirmed the verification, it sends me to create a new account and not log into my current account. It is absolutely frustrating! I finally tried to just login without the verification, and it says there was an error. It has a lot of potential, but they really need to work out all of these bugs and issues before I even try to get back into it.
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2 years ago, Pikabee
Barely functions
I wanted to like Hive so badly. It's UI is so clean and sleek, but I'm getting so turned off by the constant infinite loading bug. Infinite loading when signing up for Hive, infinite loading when trying to set a profile pic, infinite loading when trying to make a post, infinite loading when trying to edit a post. This is definitely more of a visual issue because I just close the app and reopen and all the changes I made during the infinite loading were applied. It's just gross programming. Not to mention the constant fetish porn advertised on the "Explore" page is a MASSIVE turn off from the app. Is this app 18+ only? What if some 13 year old downloaded this app thinking it was like a new Twitter and all they got is a faceful of really niche fetish porn?? I am in no way complaining about the people posting it. But why is Hive blasting it to the front of their Explore page for random newcomers to see?? Overall I am massively disappointed in the developers and their app. If the app ever gets better as a platform or an app, I'll be happy to return and leave a better review. Until then, adios!
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2 years ago, gwjhske
Great Premise, But Needs Some Improvement
I downloaded the app after seeing someone mention it on Twitter. It's a great app, I like how it incorporates the square display of IG and the text posts of Twitter. It kind of reminds me of MySpace with the music incorporation. It's easy to navigate and quite straightforward which I really appreciate. There just needs to be a bit more work on the app's stability. If I want to post a picture I always have to exit and refresh the app before being able to find it. When I visit my account screen, my posts don't show up and I have to keep refreshing it. This could be said the same for both the "Square" display and the "Slide" display. It might be okay for me because I'm not a content creator but it might be a hassle for actual content creators. All in all, great app and exciting. If it wasn't for the laggy features I would give it 5 stars.
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2 years ago, wicced1820
Good app
I do like the app very much. I know right now the servers are are down so the security issues can be fixed which I think is a great idea cause no other app takes the time to shut down to make sure nobodies info is compromised while they’re fixing the problem. I know the app has gotten a lot of low reviews from people who can’t sign up rn or have their stuff not showing but that’s not a glitch. They have announced they shut their servers down while they were dealing with the security issues. It’s literally all over the internet if you just google hive social. I will change my review later about why I like the app when the servers are back up. But so far loving the app and loving that the hive team is taking care of the servers while trying to make sure nobodies info gets stolen.
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2 years ago, mmccombs1245
Promising Platform Ahead!
I’ve enjoyed Twitter, I’ve enjoyed Instagram, and after seeing Hive advertised as possible new challenger to the social media landscape, I decided to join. Currently the experience is a bit of a mixed bag, but I see the vision for the future. I love the idea of scrolling through a feed of both images and text, and can see immense potential to build community around specific topics (I use Instagram for the bookstagram community, and see BookHive as a promising, even more multi-use tool). I’ve enjoyed customizing my page and could see that getting even better over time. Lots of user experience kinks to work out (and I’d love to see more accessibility features like image/video descriptions), but I think with more investment and time this app will rival long-standing social media institutions. Excited to see where it goes!
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2 years ago, HollowSoulz
I’m in LOVE 💕✨ and I’ve never been this attached to a new app!
THIS HAS TO BE THE BEST LOVE CHILD SOCIAL APP OF BOTH TWITTER & INSTAGRAM PERIOD. This app has literally EVERYTHING the two Titan apps currently don’t have and then more! Non-Cropped Images, Supports Long Videos + Videos in general, change colors on profiles, 🔥INTRO MUSIC TO YOUR PAGE🔥. This is definitely an app you must get if you never had MySpace as a kid(me) Of course there is some bugs like some posts loading longer than usual and add ons suggestions that should be on the app like shuffled music, add stories (quick 24 hour posts) etc but I’m not asking for much since there’s literally only a handful of people working on this app alone. Anyways LOVE THE APP, definitely a better alternative from Elon Run Twitter ✨ 🙏🏾🙏🏾PLEASE DONT BE BOUGHT OFF BY ANOTHER BILLIONARE THATS ALL I ASK THANK YOU🙏🏾🙏🏾
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2 years ago, GrapefruitFruitGrape
Dangerous bug causes flashing screen
It started when I tried to make an account. When I tried to send the verification email, I never got the email (yes I checked my spam) so I hit resend email. Then it said “we have blocked all requests from this device due to unusual activity”. So I tried again the next day and got the same result. I used my phone number instead and I was able to make an account. So then I tried making a post with one photo, and everything went ok besides some clunky UI. But when I tried to make a post with many photos, it went very wrong. I posted 6 photos in the carousel post, and only 2 of them actually showed up. Four of the slides were just blank. It gets worse. When I scrolled through the photos again, the 5th and 6th slides started flashing INTENSELY. Like flashing from black to white to black VERY QUICKLY. This is a potentially dangerous bug to those who are sensitive to flashing lights. I’m not sensitive to it but it made my eyes hurt a bit. I’ve used this app for 10 minutes and the bugs are driving me nuts. The concept is really great, and the design is sleek, but the UI is clunky in some areas and the app just doesn’t work that well so far. I’m sure Hive will be a great app in the future, but as of now, it needs a lot of work. If you are sensitive to flashing lights, don’t download this app.
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3 years ago, TaiXV
Great app, just really buggy
Really enjoy this app. There are a lot of bugs. For example, on your profile it shows how many posts there are but if you add and delete a post, the number won’t change. So it would say I have 8 posts when in reality I have 2 posts. The music feature on our profiles don’t work, I thought if you click on it a preview of the song would play but it doesn’t. Posting is kind of hard bc of the layout. Wish we got notifications. Also there’s a lot of creeps on the app so it’s really disappointing, esp when I have to put my profile in private bc of them and when this app is supposed to cater to a more socially friendly environment. There’s more bugs but these were the main ones for me. Can’t wait to see this app develop even more, it has a lot of potential.
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2 years ago, Chayton D
App has a lot of potential
As it currently stands, the foundation of this app are pretty cool. With a mix of twitter, MySpace, instagram, and Facebook all into one, this app (IMO) should surpass platforms like twitter and instagram. However, due to the nature of the development team (2 people), the app has its downsides. It’s currently super slow (probably due to server infrastructure and influx of new users) and some features (profile music) seem to not be working for some (it won’t play the music on ANYONES profile for me). I would give it a 5 star if these issues were to be fixed. Please for the love of god give this app some breathing room! Small dev teams like this one already struggle to keep up with rising feature demand, and it’s causing the foundations of this app to seemingly fall behind. Please support these devs! Best of luck to all of you!
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3 years ago, graesnhues
A lot of fun!!!
In my 7 months of using this app, I never thought I would meet people and end up being friends with them. I appreciate every single one of them and I am so grateful for Hive. Sometimes there’s problems on the app, but I never gave up on it. Developers on this app are amazing too!! Literally everything they’ve done so far is just wow plus they really do make Hive a safe space and they act on it fast, I love them for that!!! Every update makes the app more exciting, so I’m looking forward to the future updates & features soon! Hive is just so fun and you can express yourself without feeling judged by anyone. You end up meeting the kindest and sweetest people in there too.
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2 years ago, mikajewell
Almost perfect
I just joined not too long ago and I’m a very picky person. I really nitpick whatever I do. I know that this is a small developed app, so I had gentle enthusiasm. I love most of it so far. It’s a combination of my most used apps, so I feel familiar yet with the app. I love the pronouns on your profile, I hope they add more! I love that you can choose whether you want your zodiac sign displayed. The color options, banner, post organizing, being able to like, comment, and repost, etc. Community seems lovely so far. I am having some issues with slow loading and regular crashing that I don’t experience with any other apps I have. I’m hopeful it’s something that will get fixed so I’m only removing a star. I still highly recommend otherwise!
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2 years ago, smograbbit
It’s promising, BUT-
After seeing 90% of my twitter friends migrate over here I just knew I needed to follow them. They’re the only people who interact with my art. It’s a beautifully designed platform, and I love all of the customization features. HOWEVER, I picked a bad time to move over, as it seems the entire app is going through a rough patch of bugs. I can’t sign up, and most of my friends can’t log in. I’m holding out hope that hive can get it all sorted and bounce back. Most people don’t realize with it being such a new platform, taking on a flood of people from other socials may not be something it is equipped to handle (yet). With a little patience, I’m almost certain it’ll turn out great. For now though, it definitely needs some help.
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2 years ago, PeterJayJoeJam
Great alternative to that OTHER app
There’s a social media exodus occurring right now, and if you’re a regular Twitter user who just wants a version of that without the lunatic owner and fringe userbase, then Hive is the thing you’re looking for. Yeah, you could try Cohost, but as of right now, there’s no mobile support, and — I mean — c’mon. You could try Mastodon if you’re *really* into research, ‘cause you’re gonna have to do a lot of it before joining: researching which app is best, and then researching which server to join (a mandatory bar to entry), and then hoping your moderators aren’t closeted bigots who will happily get your whole community un-federated if it means sticking to their own stupid opinions. Tumblr’s always an option, too. No complaints there — if they can survive a take-over by Yahoo, at least they’re more resilient than Twitter after its take-over by *a* yahoo. But let’s be honest. You don’t understand half the stuff the crazy fanbase on Tumblr is even talking about (god bless ‘em). So just give Hive a shot. It’s the scruffy underdog app run by — like — two kids in a basement, and somehow manages to compete with major, multi-billion dollar platforms. You’ll like it.
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2 years ago, Elfanilla
It has potential, if it wasn’t so buggy.
I absolutely love the layout for HIVE, how it’s basically instagram+Twitter with a hint of myspace decorative options to it with the music feature and color profile themes. It’s such a neat app to showcase artwork or pictures, separating different categories of text you post and images you share. There are different genre albums you can look at daily depending what you like (beauty, anime, art, etc). However the HUGEST thing for me is IT IS ALWAYS CRASHING!!! It is SO slow and buggy. I can’t even upload images, because of how buggy it is. I can’t even properly utilize the app ): I wish it had a desktop version available just to see if it was the app, my phone, or the servers. I don’t have this problem with any other app. Which is a bummer as I was really excited to use this app, it’s lovely just so buggy..
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2 years ago, P.J. Young
NSFW app
Not even 5 minutes into my first time using this app, I ran into NSFW content while browsing one of the trending categories. It was tagged as nsfw, and also wasn’t “artistic” which I guess according to the app’s FAQ is allowed. this was just video of a person touching their male reproductive organ. The settings say you have to opt in to displaying nsfw posts from your settings menu, but mine was turned off and this still showed up. Super off putting. I guess I can understand wanting to allow NSFW content but it doesn’t seem like this app moderates it or handles well and could be an unsafe place for anyone that doesn’t want to see that stuff. Besides that, the app feels buggy and laggy. Pages won’t load, and within the first couple of minutes in the app I had to quit and relaunch a few times just to see content or find the help menu.
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2 years ago, XgoSolo
Lacks Polish but not Promise
If you need a new twitter like social media platform this is the place to be. Profiles are similar to that of twitter but with a bunch of quality of life features. Profiles can be split into Main, Just text post, and just images. You can also edit posts, take advantage of far more characters per post, and set pronouns in your profile. I personally made myself a Battle toaster The point is this app is a great Twitter alternative for those looking for one, but this app does have its detractors. There is no auto created feed, You will see the post and retweets of who you follow but nothing else. If you want to see more stuff you need to seek out artist, influencers, game devs, etc yourself and follow them to see what they say. A lot of people are still trying to figure this app out so even the man stream celebrity’s only crack 4k likes but thanks to the low traffic this app has a more positive environment as opposed to the toxic cest pool that is twitter. Great app. Needs some tweaks to be one of the greats, but as it stands there is nothing else Better than it.
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2 years ago, JoshBiggums
Pretty good but needs work
I found this app really good so far. I deleted Twitter and the only thing I had was Instagram, but the problem was my art would be very low quality. On Hive, it’s keeps the same exact quality and resolution the image was originally so that’s always great. My problem with it so far is performance. I don’t know if it’s a connection issue, but I have been finding my experience to be very laggy whenever I switch from my profile to the search bar. Even when I look for a specific hashtag it takes a bit for it to load and it’s pretty slow. Again I don’t know if this is an internet issue, but I hope this gets fixed cuz I do think this app has potential.
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2 years ago, northwestlin
super buggy
the app has an option to enter your birthday so you can opt in to display your zodiac sign. it says you cannot change it once it is set. the prompt said DD/MM/YYYY. i was hesitant but i followed the prompt and entered the day first then month then year. then i go to check it after it’s already been set in stone and it’s showing a different zodiac sign than what i am. not a big deal, right? i then went to the help center to try to get in contact with someone and let them know about this ‘bug’ but when you open the page it’s like blank. no email. no form to fill out. nada. i’ll have to check my popup settings just in case but something like that shouldn’t be made into a popup lol it is a super cool app besides these things i’ve experienced and i’m not going to delete the app or anything like that. this is just the only way i can tell someone that there’s an issue lamo
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2 years ago, brookeannep
Ideas?
I see a lot of potential in this app. Its full of all of the most helpful and wanted features from different platforms and its all put together so nicely. Easy to navigate. Using gifs as profile pictures and banners would be awesome. Maybe more than just one song on profile too? It would also be awesome to add an addition to the users zodiac information, maybe clicking on their sun sign could show the rest of their signs in each planet? Id love to see my moon and rising on my display page. An addition to fullscreen short form video viewing like the other social media outlets would definitely help compete too.
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2 years ago, missuspenguin
Promising, but needs work
Just as many of the newcomers, I came to Hive trying to escape the putrid Twitter swamp. Joining was pretty straightforward. I selected art, astronomy, gaming, science, pets and horror as a few areas of interest. I was surprised that the “For you” selection that the app chose for me included a lot of women in sexy underwear, some topless men selfies and quite a few men in banana hammock. I thought it was pretty funny, so I’ll skip them. But the area that needs more work is the search algorithm. I’ve been trying to fin many of the artists that I love and that have also migrated to this platform, but neither a search for their names nor their handle been effective. I’ll stick for a little while, but I really hope searches become more accurate.
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2 years ago, whyareweevenn
Inoperable
Best of luck in the future but right now this app is completely inoperable. From infinite loading to flashing screens to the app randomly closing, I can barely post one picture and certainly can’t browse. I understand that there are only a couple of developers on this app but that is what a Beta period is for, all these things should have been ironed out long before a public launch. And it’s sad because these problems are going to make people who have joined abandon the app, because frankly none of us want an indefinite wait for an app that is developed properly. I hope this mistake hasn’t dug a grave for this app because “done” is not a strong enough word for what I am with the MetaMusk regime, but I for one am uninstalling because as of right now this app is so clunky it can’t be considered a competitor.
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2 years ago, Xahhari
Great App, but one thing….
So far I’ve loved the app. It’s everything you’d want out of a social media minus the bugs, but that’s to be expected when a place blows up overnight. So A+ as far as the actual app, service, and community. It’s stellar. However, I do have a few major concerns that I feel the developers need to address: the TOS, privacy, & investor situation are all, at best, very unclear. It’s reasonable for people to expect to know what they’re getting into & how their data and privacy will be handled. Hive Social does a not-so-great job at explaining any of it. Eventually, left unchecked, this will get the app into MAJOR trouble. Please address these concerns so we can all continue to enjoy your space!
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2 years ago, Zeriah_B
A work in progress, but VERY promising
Hive is still relatively new as far as social media platforms goes, but already it shows a lot of promise. A lot of new social media platforms try to find some gimmick or attempt to reinvent the wheel. Hive looks to be taking a lot of “best-of” features from other popular social media platforms in the last 2 decades and refining and mixing them into something very solid. Currently my only feedback is: * App performance can be a bit slow at times, but I’m willing to chalk that up to a rapid influx of new users. * Accessibility features such as alt text on images are still in development as of posting this review. * No 2-factor authentication yet. Hopefully we get this soon, as 2FA is pretty important for the modern web. * No desktop/browser interface yet. Overall, I’m leaving my review of 5 stars based on an understanding that this is still a new platform. Hive deserves some attention and could easily become one of the next major platforms if it keeps momentum.
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2 years ago, Kaiwan the Alien
A pretty good platform, yet it’s serve engine and loading speed are god awful
So far my experience with this platform are pretty good, it’s a rather promising one at that, and hopefully will grow up to be as big if not bigger than Twitter. Non the less I have some issues with it. Firstly, the loading speed, it horrendously slow, and it takes almost hours for someone to load up entirely, regardless of what it is. And secondly the search engine, it only looks up users. Nothing more, I was thinking that there would be more you could look up, like other posts and hashtags. So could you guys take my constructive criticism to heart and use it to help improve this platform, please?
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2 years ago, M@s+3RBæTh0r
Glitch/Bug
Fascinating app! I started to enjoy it within the first 5mins of downloading Hive. I’m having difficulties w the app backing out after a few scrolls or whenever I tap on a pic/gif/vid. When that’s not happening the entire app and visuals is slow to load images. I’d like to suggest, if possible, it’d be dope if we were able to slide the screen right to return to previous screen (ex: if you were on your profile page instead of pressing the top left top corner of the page to return to the discovery page you could just slide right.) This would be useful for people such as myself who have big phones where it is inconvenient to reach the top.
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2 years ago, Chilled Psycho YT
I see the effort and it has potential
There’s clearly bugs to be worked out, changes to be made, and all the other stuff that comes with running a brand new social media especially as a small team. On the other hand I downloaded it to be early expected the bugs and everything that comes with it because I tend to download beta games, the trick is to look into how the app itself will stick out and function long term not on how it functions now. I love the interface and ideology behind the media keep up the patches and I’ll keep staying here much love.
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1 year ago, RaisedInTheSticks CountryGirl
Has potential - some issues tho
I’m really enjoying this app. And think it has great potential in being a big social media platform however I do wish it was a bit more user friendly. It seems to be pretty glitchy (it is newer so it is expected, just hopefully this is fixed). Like when you are scrolling on your profile it tends to be glitchy when scrolling. And sometimes doesn’t let you see a full post. When I go to click on who liked my posts, it doesn’t work. The screen just stays blank. And the music feature isn’t working as well. Hopefully they work on these issues
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1 year ago, Chr1ztopher
Unsafe and poorly designed
There are a few rudimentary safety features that are completely missing from this app. If you are being harassed you can’t block anyone (feature simply doesn’t work). You can’t remove followers in anyway. You can’t even look at the list of posts you have liked if you want to return to content you enjoy. If you become frustrated with the complete lack of safety and support and want to deactivate your account, guess what… you can’t. The app doesn’t even have 2FA of any kind. After this latest update the only difference I have experienced is that they now make you agree to a new terms and conditions before you can even log in. Having my information held hostage in this manner is just another stressor I don’t need, especially during the holidays.
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2 years ago, MicahSeagull
Promising but not quite there yet
I hadn’t heard of this app until yesterday and so far I’m loving it. It seems like the best features of various social media combined into one. However, it is quite slow. I get a lot of blank screens while things load, which takes longer than I would expect, despite using a wifi connection or 5G. Also - I have NSFW content turned off, yet when I go to explore I see a LOT of explicit content. Some is just suggestive, but others are straight up NSFW, sexual content. That doesn’t make it easy to use when I’m anywhere except at home. I’d be more likely to use it more if this were fixed.
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2 years ago, hippiepanda8
excited for the future
i’ve just downloaded hive, and i looks like a really awesome social media platform. it has all of the features of picture posting and twitter like updates rolled into one, but there are also many cool features that make it unique, such as connecting music and choosing a color for the profile. it definitely could use some improvement, but so far it looks promising. i would like to personally suggest a way for creators to copy their own page linked url so that they can add it to a carrd or linktree. i’ve found i can do this for other profiles, but not for my own. additionally, i love that give allows for nsfw content to be distributed, but it would be nice if a blurred screen appeared on posts with the nsfw tag before viewing the actual post. this is just a precaution if anyone were to select “show nsfw” but they don’t want those things to pop up with they are just scrolling through their feed. i haven’t gotten to experiment with hives algorithm yet, but so far it looks great!
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1 year ago, Krodtennis
Great App | Terrible Customer Service
Don’t get me wrong, the social media side of this app is great. They make sure people follow their guidelines and keep them to it. But that brings me to keeping people to uphold their guidelines… I had to make another account because my first one was immediately banned without warning. Not a notification in app or email in sight. And when I reached out to find a solution - no one was there to respond to my situation. It’s been very frustrating to deal with. I would’ve rated lower, but like I’ve mentioned before, the social media aspect is great. Plenty of respect within each community on here. So I’ll remain on Hive for that reason alone.
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2 years ago, 4205318008
Love the app so far, but there are a few issues
Since it’s overloaded with people the app frequently won’t load. I also saw a lot of people complaining they couldn’t get past the “Sign Up” screen because the “Next” button was greyed out. This happened to me as well, except I learned that you just need to add a special character to your password, they just forgot to prompt it:) hope that helps a few people. I’m hoping things will load better once it’s not as overloaded and they have some time to make improvements
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2 years ago, spencer ed
Has potential
I love the app if it would work I completely understand it’s new but it has so many flaws in it the app kicks me off anytime I try to upload anything or write a status was told to delete the app and reinstall it after that it locked me outta my account for a whole day saying I have to verify my email cuz of location issues tried multiple times did work til the day after then after getting back onto my account the next day it deleted all my post including written videos and pictures I love what it can be but I’m really hoping they fix the bugs cuz the app is amazing but worthless if it don’t work and deletes everything very sad hope it works soon cuz I want it to take out twitter
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2 years ago, tariqkyle
Fantastic.
For only being managed by two people, this platform is *incredible*! I love the simplicity of it, and the customizable options for the profile. The social feeds flow exactly like Tw*tter’s, which means I can just post what I want without having to find stupid servers or groups to join. You can see posts from other people you’re not following, which allows you to find and connect with more people, and you can interact with them the same way you can on the Bird app. If people stick to using this platform, it’s going to be MASSIVE. Well done!
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2 years ago, bicebeato
While I mostly enjoy it…
Hive is a great alternative since Twitter started crumbling and with the rise of NFTs and AIs, things have been harder for artists such as myself to find a safe place to post art. This definitely feels much safer as far as I can tell and I hope Hive finds ways to protect artists on here! My only complaint is the NSFW function is pretty broken. Even as I posted one piece of art that was completely innocent, it still got marked for NSFW and I can’t toggle it off at all. And even if you hide NSFW, there’s still some NSFW content that’s shown that are possibly not marked shown in the discovery section. I would complain about the scrolling and unable to see my followers (that one just gives me an error) but in comparison, those are very minor. Otherwise, I’m grateful that this app exists and hope it gets improved upon. One suggestion also is to find an easier way for artists to post art from their pcs in the future but I know that’s a much longer road ahead. But I digress. Thank you and keep up the great work!!
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1 year ago, PheonixDown
I like it but
I like the app but I’m getting really tired with how long it’s taking to get the app back up to speed. Part of the blame I’m sure lies with the weekly update schedule. Don’t wait a week to fix major things, push updates out as their done. It’s also pretty annoying to hear things are getting fixed like DMs and they haven’t yet. They said it was gonna be last night but still nothin. And everybody I’ve encountered can’t even post videos or gifs bc they don’t work. If they focused on this things and just pushed the update out when it was finished, it wouldn’t be taking a month just to iron out bugs.
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2 years ago, MisterSc0rpi0n
Solid Foundation
Looks very promising, recently left Twitter and while Instagram has been an okay replacement, this seems much less “commercialized”, more so a social app for people, not a company trying to maximize how to advertise products. Missed Myspace for the profile customization, which this has in it’s own way. I’m a new user, but I can confidently say I would rather support a platform like this versus a major social media site these days. Glad a major platform failing is bringing outlets like this to light for everyone to see and create communities around.
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2 years ago, collisiondomain
A good effort for a small team, but nothing more
I decided to give Hive a chance since a large number of my friends moved over. The signup process was really fun and seemed like a welcoming home. However, after signup things started to fall apart quickly; errors while posting, multi-second latency on scrolling, and now a full service shutdown to address fundamental security flaws such as allowing edits of other people’s posts. Not to mention the security breach allowing attackers to read all of a users personal records and DMs. I really wanted to like Hive, but I’m just not sure I can ever trust them with my data again. It’s clear they mean well, but… that’s not enough. You also have to turn those intentions into actions.
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2 years ago, knightreads
Don’t Waste Your Time
I throughly enjoyed this app until about 5 days ago when the entire app glitched and wouldn’t load my feed. My notifications wouldn’t load and once they did they wouldn’t take me to the corresponding post when I clicked the notification. I attempted to sign out and sign back in, but when I did that it takes me to a page to create an entirely new account. I’ve reached out to support three times for help with this and no one will get back to me on how to access my original account despite sending three emails to support. I’m bummed because I really liked this app and where it was going, but having to start over from scratch after being established on the app for a few weeks is so frustrating with no help in sight.
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2 years ago, Benjiboy III
NSFW not working. Porn everywhere (also buggy)
I understand that this may not bother some. But as someone who actively tries to avoid looking at NSFW and other more pornographic images, it’s clear to me that this option is not functioning well on the app. It doesn’t matter whether this option is toggled or not, there are still many NSFW images that are appearing in my search/feed. I don’t feel secure using the app so long as this privacy setting doesn’t function correctly. Also, app is slow and buggy. Making things load slowly and sometimes the app starts rapidly flashing on the screen. I’d love an app not under the Meta company that I can use to share my work on. This app seems like it could potentially be that if they fix these major issues.
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1 year ago, brigantine
Has potential but that’s it for now!
Hive definitely has potential but nothing more right now. The search function is next to useless. The Discover tab shows mostly porn & sex workers which seem to make up the bulk of the people using this platform. The layout & color palette are great but the owners need to understand a serious social media platform requires a large group of skilled workers to scale up. So far I’ve seen nothing that indicates they understand this. Only one owner is out in the open while the other is hidden. Not sure how long that’ll work while still allowing people to have faith in the platform. I’ll keep an eye on Hive but I’m moving on in my search for a Twitter replacement.
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5 months ago, ultra_arts
Disappointing
They kept hyping themselves up signed up when everyone thought Twitter was going to explode, when I tried signing up it forced me to use my phone number to sign up instead of my email and for months I could not change it now I have a new phone number, cannot log into my account since it was linked to my old number unable to change it cuz "it's not feeling well" tried to make a new account with my email and apparently it already exist but I can't change the password even tho I only signed up with my (old)phone number and there is no "forget password" to send me a email to reset my password Honestly this app reminds me of threads half baked coming out too early before it was all ironed out for release
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2 years ago, Lee Antonyo
High Potential
This app melds together the best of Instagram and Twitter into one- plus MySpace and more! It’s both refreshing and nostalgic at the same time. My rating is based on the design and ideas, however, people must understand that this app suddenly is gaining a ton of users and has only been managed by two people. So there’s a lot of room for growth and development needed due to the recent high demand. This definitely has the building blocks set to be a better social media than Twitter, and maybe even Facebook and Instagram.
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2 years ago, RCowJ
The future is exciting
I don’t leave reviews. I think they’re pointless 99% of the time. But I had to leave one for you guys. I feel like this app has MASSIVE potential. I love the community surrounding it and the devs seem to really love their app and love what they’re doing. I know to handle the workload, the team will grow but I hope the philosophy stays the same. I just wish I could help you two some how but I’m no app developer. If there’s a role I can play, let me know. You two have something special. Can’t wait to see the Hive grow
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12 months ago, EmLeeSD
The Bee’s Knees
Hive is its own social media platform. The mods are a small team who work tirelessly on bringing users a safe, fun, & exciting experience. If you experience any bugs or have suggestions for a more inclusive experience, they make sure to bring that to everyone. Each week they do an update based on suggestions & other aspects of app building. Verification is also free & easy so it’s not based on popularity or a charge but on users being real people. This app is one of my favorite social platforms. Truly, the bees knees.
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