As a result of Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter, people have begun switching to specialized social networks like CounterSocial and the open-source microblogging platform Mastodon. In response to the turmoil at Twitter, Hive, another social media platform, is currently experiencing an increase in sign-ups.
Due to a spike in interest over the weekend, as Twitter’s situation continued to deteriorate, the app is currently ranked in the top 20 on the U.S. App Store with nearly 1.000.000 downloads.
What is Hive Social app?
A new social networking app called Hive appears to blend the greatest elements of Twitter and Instagram. Users can view media like on platforms such as Instagram or Twitter by switching the layout of their profiles. They can also use an explore page with highlighted and trending tabs.
The Hive app has a particularly intriguing feature that brings back memories of MySpace as users may add music to their profiles.
How to use Hive Social?
To be a user of Hive Social, simply register for an account and begin posting. Use the ‘Browse’ feature, which is accessible by clicking the magnifying glass symbol on the bottom left of your screen, to find and connect with other users.
From there, you can look up certain terms, see what’s trending, or see what content Hive specifically highlights.
The app is surprisingly appealing in a variety of ways. In a way similar to Tumblr, users may submit photographs, write text entries, and even share music all from the same application.
How popular is Hive, and why?
Over the past week, Hive has grown immensely popular. The platform revealed that on February 2, it welcomed an astounding 130,000 new users. But why are consumers flocking to this brand-new platform?
Hive got over 144,000 new installs over the last few days, according to Sensor Tower data (Friday, Nov. 18 through Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022). It claims that 22,000 installations came from the US alone. The app also improved during this time, increasing from 338 to 17 in the current list of iPhone apps in the U.S. App Store. It ranks No. 17 in the UK and No. 24 in Canada.
Posts on Hive’s TikTok claim that the program collapsed over the weekend as an additional 80,000 users registered to try it out. As of this morning, 1.000.000 people have downloaded the app overall, according to Hive’s Twitter account.
1,000,000 Besties and the number keeps climbing! 🌈🔥Thank you to everyone who has followed us, joined, shared their Hive posts and profiles, invested in our WeFunder, and overall just given us such an incredible amount of support! 🐝💛 pic.twitter.com/3IOliTf647
— Hive (@TheHIVE_Social) November 21, 2022
Hive’s attraction may go beyond the way it combines several social networking ideas or how much simpler it is to use than Mastodon registration, which has baffled some potential users who don’t know how to choose a server or what the term “fediverse” means. Similar to BeReal, Gen Z is more inclined to recent social networks started by independent creators as opposed to well-known software companies.
Although the app has not made any official announcements about fundraising, it has previously been seen soliciting donations on WeFunder.
I hope you like our article about this trending app. While users are still wondering whether to switch from Instagram to Hive permanently, we recommend you test it out to see whether the excitement is true. If you want to see Twitter’s other rivals check out our article titled Counter Social vs Mastodon: Twitter alternatives compared.