New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on November 23, 2022) follows:

Much has been said about Twitter in recent weeks since its acquisition by Elon Musk was confirmed. The changes applied by the new owner have had comments both for and against.

One of the consequences of the management change is the birth of new competitors in the social platforms segment. For Instance, we have already covered some issues related to Mastodon and Hive Social.

Hive Social is fairly new and is currently run by just 3 people. So, it is to be expected that there will be many things to improve and bugs to fix.

Hive Social

That said, Hive Social users report that ‘username duplication’ for impersonation is possible on the platform. Also, others are having problems receiving the confirmation email.

Hive Social verification to address username duplication

Profile impersonation is one of the most serious problems on social platforms. In fact, the Twitter ‘Blue Verified’ feature relaunch is currently on hold until the team finds an ideal solution to handle this very same problem.

Hive Social is not free from this problem, and it is present in quite severe form. Currently, Hive Social allows username duplication, so multiple users can share the same nickname.


For anyone using the new @TheHive_Social please be aware that your @ username is not protected and anyone (literally ANYONE) can use it. Be cautious. I’m sure in future updates this problem will be fixed 💕

Quick question @TheHIVE_Social I know you tweeted about the server issue that resulted in the “username is already taken” glitch but I can see three people under the handle of “random”. Are multiple people meant to be able to use the same handle or is my phone having a meltdown.

Fortunately, the Hive Social team has a fix for the problem ready. In addition, the reliability of the profiles will increase thanks to the implementation of a verification system.


Two-factor authentication (2FA) for improved security

They also revealed that a 2FA system is on the way to improve account security. However, there is still no ETA for the implementation of both the verification system and 2FA.

Yes! 2FA incoming 🐝🫶

Login & email confirmation issues

Hive Social users are also facing some annoying problems with the login system. From time to time, they cannot access their accounts due to server problems.

Source (click/tap to expand)

Sorry but the app is still not allowing me to log in. Keep getting the “Something went wrong on our end” error.

Also, there are users who cannot register on the platform because they are not receiving the necessary verification email to complete the process.


Tried signing up for Hive and never got the verification e-mail. 🙁

Yes, I checked the spam folder. 🙁

i’ll join hive when they get their email verification back up and working, i dont wanna use my gmail account lmao

Hive Social dev team is aware of the login issues that many users are facing. They’ve also explained the cause of the ‘verification email’ glitch and shared a workaround for those who can’t wait for an official fix.

It’s an issue with our exceeded quota (working on fixing it!) but sign up with Google or Apple works fine!🫶🐝

We will update this story as events unfold in the future.

Update 1 (November 24, 2022)

12:10 pm (IST): Multiple reports indicate that there is an issue during the Hive Social registration process where no password is accepted as valid (even though it meets all the requirements).

@TheHIVE_Social Trying for 2nd time can I get help to create a account the app doesn’t want to let me create a password

Hey Hive Social! I’ve been meaning to join the app but it won’t let me get past the create password stage regardless of it meeting all your requirements. Anything I can do?

Hive Social team is aware of the issue and offered a workaround:

Try adding a special character, this seems to be a fix for users!🐝

Featured Image: Hive on Twitter

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