Hive Social media app: Android version will be coming this year, says support


It’s not everyday one gets to see an entirely new social media platform blossom out of nowhere. Hence, when it does, there’s plenty of initial hype generated. And that’s exactly what has been going on with Hive.

So what exactly is Hive? Well apparently, it is the newest and trendiest social media platform that one can lay hands on as of now. The app appears to be similar to Instagram in almost every way, minus the fact that it allows users to ‘tweet’ as well – just like on Twitter.

Moreover, the entire package seems to be targeted at the Gen-Z audience, and the fact that their official Twitter handle is full of quirky yet cute tweets only testifies to this.

As apparent from above, the app certainly seems to be doing quite well as of now. 130,000 fresh users overnight is no joke and it will be interesting to see how the app handles such a heavy increase in traffic.

We previously saw a huge surge in new registrations on the Signal app as well following WhatsApp’s controversial privacy policy changes. And the poor thing had given in to the burden, at least for a short while.

Hopefully, Hive will fare better.

Anyway, the Hive app is only available on iOS for now, and given the massive hype around it, Android users felt like they were missing out on the party.

Nevertheless, the good news is that the app will be made available on Android pretty soon. This is apparent from a bunch of official tweets in response to excited users inquiring about the same.

While ‘this year’ definitely isn’t the most precise date one can give out, the app should hopefully be made available in just a couple of months from now given the fact that it’s out on iOS already. But one can’t really be too sure.

That said, it will be interesting to see how Hive puts up against mega-behemoths like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat.

The social media market is pretty saturated already, and unless one doesn’t bring anything extraordinarily unique to the table, they tend to get eliminated. After all, it’s a pretty competitive world out there.

And we have had plenty of such examples. In the past, we saw Google+ kickstart with a lot of hype and thousands of registrations. However, the platform never really performed too well. And with a diminishing userbase, Google decided to pull the plug for good.

Again, hopefully, Hive will fare better.

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