What is Hive Social? Twitter rival explained
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(Pocket-lint) – Twitter’s trajectory since Elon Musk completed its controversial takeover has many users worried for a variety of reasons about the social media service’s lifespan.
From the return of banned controversial figures to the removal of major developer teams, rumors are swirling that Twitter could be in trouble, and many people are looking for relief services and alternatives. One of the candidates is Hive Social, which has attracted many new users lately. Here are all the details you need to know about Hive Social.
What is Hive Social?
Hive Social is a social media app that has grown very steadily over the past few years, with occasional spikes when rivals have experienced turbulence.
It’s a lot like Twitter in many ways, with a feed of accounts you follow offering their updates and pictures to you, while you have the option to follow suit.
There’s a discovery page where you can see trending content, and the profiles even look like Twitter.
It is therefore probably one of the most similar substitutes you will find, even more so than Mastodon in our opinion.
How to download Hive Social
Hive Social is a mobile social site – you cannot currently access your feed or anything else through a desktop or browser, although that may come in time.
You can download it for your iPhone from the App Store here, or for your Android phone from the Google Play Store here.
What are the rules of Hive Social?
Hive Social may be quite small, but for now it has guidelines for how the network works and what kinds of things you can post there.
You can view them in full on the Hive website, but we’ve taken out a few important things.
First, when it comes to the “Not Safe For Work” content, Hive was pretty clear. It does not ban this content, but insists that it be labeled as “NSFW” so that it is redacted for accounts held by minors.
This applies to “nude images that are inherently artistic or creative in essence. photos of paintings and sculptures.”
This is something that can be tested by a large influx of users, but having a flag to hide this material is probably better than Twitter’s looser approach over the years.
How to Delete a Hive Social Account
If you try Hive Social but decide it’s not for you, you can very easily delete your account.
First, tap your profile icon at the bottom right of the app.
Next, tap the settings button in the top right corner of the screen.
This brilliant app is the perfect way to navigate while you drive.
From there, go to Security and tap Disable.
You’ll need to type in a confirmation to make sure it’s not accidental, then confirm the decision.
Your account will be disabled for 14 days and if you do not access or restore it during this period, it will be permanently deleted, freeing up your username.
Written by Max Freeman-Mills.