The original story (posted November 21, 2022) is as follows:
Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter has been turbulent, to say the least. His pursuit of the widely popular social media platform began in January, the same month he began buying shares of Twitter.
However, after purchasing the platform, things seem to have spiraled out of control due to mass layoffs, Twitter Blue subscription, and the whole new Twitter 2.0 mayhem.
For some, Twitter has been in a bit of a mess lately and that’s why others are looking for possible alternatives. And it seems that after Mastodon, the shift is now towards Hive Social.
What is HiveSocial?
You must be wondering what Hive Social is. Well, it is a new social media platform that is similar to Instagram in some ways but comes with a timeline.
Some of the features include profile music, profile banners, photo/GIF/text posts, and much more.
Getting used to the Hive Social app reminds me of what it was like when I first started using social media. I’m just squeezing hoping I’m doing it right
It’s a new app that tries to be Twitter but without Elon lol. It’s nice so far. cell
Gen-Z does not want to be monitored and manipulated by algorithms that seem to be getting more aggressive by the day. Therefore, they are regularly looking for the most natural platforms.
However, there are some concerns about Hive Social that are being reported that readers should know about before trying their hands on the platform.
Social Issues Cell
The recently launched Hive Social Android app is facing serious crashing issues. This makes it impossible for users to set usernames, add profile pictures, and generally use the platform (1And the2And the3And the4And the5And the6And the7And the8And the9).
The app often crashes with varied usage patterns. Some have reported that it crashes when loading their avatar, while others experience it when scrolling through posts.
Earlier, some assumed that Hive Social is down because their servers are unable to handle the influx in traffic.
But the prevalence of this problem over the past 4-5 days indicates that there might be something wrong with the Android app.
I suppose everyone saying positive things about Hive Social has an iPhone, because I try it on my Android phone and the damn thing keeps crashing! I thought it was only when I was trying to set up my profile that it would allow me to post, but no!
First impressions are good. Some of the big Android stuff are some jitter when scrolling, the app freezes and then crashes when refreshing the feed, and the dark mode seems to reset when the app is closed. Keen to see how it grows from here!
@TheHIVE_Social Hi, I just created an account and can’t use the photos on my phone to set as an avatar or banner. Is your Android cell having problems?
Possible improvements received
Hive Social tweeted today that the platform will soon receive several improvements that will enhance the user experience:
Fortunately, we’ve found potential solutions to the issue where some Hive Social users are unable to load photos from the gallery.
The first involves giving permission to the app to access your photos and videos:
1. Uninstall the app, reinstall it but don’t sign in
2. Go to setting on your phone
3. Applications, then Hive Social
4. Grant Permission to “Photos and Videos”
5. Now open the app and login
Another one includes the following:
We’ll keep tabs on the issue and update this article when we come across anything noteworthy.
First update (November 22, 2022)
12:10 PM (virtual): Hive support is now actively responding to user complaints of persistent bugs and has also announced some new features that will be coming soon to the platform.
1. They have has been confirmed There is a fix soon to make gallery loading easier.
2. Also, there is an issue where NSFW posts retain NSFW state on reposts restored.
3. The team a job To solve problems with hashtags.
4. For those who cannot log into the app or enter the password while logging in, Hive support Says You can try to sign in with your Google or Apple accounts because the email verification quota is currently limited. However, they are working on increasing it.
1. It has cell support has been confirmed They will soon add the multiple accounts feature to the platform.
2. Also, a Web version Hive soon.
05:57 PM (actually): Elon Musk seems unfazed by a handful of people switching to other platforms and that’s quite evident by In response to a user’s tweet.
Everyone seemed to have forgotten about Hive’s Mastodon which then prompted him to abandon his “lmao”.
Update 2 (November 23, 2022)
11:23 AM (virtual): In response to a user’s query, Hive support is available has been confirmed They will soon release the install update for the Android app.
Moreover, if you are unable to upload the photos because the gallery won’t load, here is the solution that may help you to solve this problem.
PSA. If you’re joining Hive on Android and can’t add photos because your gallery won’t load – tap and hold the app icon, tap Info, Permissions, and Photos. You will find it set to allow: toggle to deny and confirm and then toggle again to allow and confirm. This fixed it for me one way or another. (source)
Update 3 (November 24, 2022)
11:56 a.m. (virtual): iOS users have also reported that the Hive Social app crashes on their devices, so it doesn’t seem like the problem is limited to Android.
Can you take a look at the crashes on the iPhone? I would love to use the app since I joined this week but it won’t let me 😔
Hive looks promising but the iPhone app needs to stop falling apart. Win this please!
The company also confirmed some fixes and new features that will be arriving soon. Firstly, profile verification will not be limited to big brands and public figures from then on Smaller brand accounts You will be able to get it.
Developers are also working on Infrastructure improvement From the platform to improve performance and fix crashes.
They also acknowledged that there was an issue during registration where the system would not accept any password even though it met all the requirements. Meanwhile, there is a workaround for this:
This is what we’re working on right now along with a few more things we’ll be bringing up in our update soon!
Moreover, the company also confirmed it Profile verification will be free (as opposed to checking Twitter).
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