How to DM on Hive Social: Stay Connected With Private Messaging

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Direct messaging is one of the most loved features of social media apps. Hive Social lets you chat with people in a secure and end-to-end encrypted virtual environment. If you are new to Hive Social, I will walk you through the guide on how to DM on Hive Social.

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Hive Social is one of the latest social media accounts that have attracted users who are leaving Twitter for one or the other reason. Twitter has served people for years, it has stayed home for many celebrities across the world. Twitter and Instagram are the biggest platforms that have most of the world’s celebrities. Hive Social has features similar to both of the sites. It has the look of Instagram and works like Twitter. It is hence a complete pack of social media tools.

If you have joined the platform recently, you can witness the statement made above. If you have used Instagram Direct (messaging page of Instagram), learning how to DM on Hive Social is half done for you. Let’s get into the steps and procedure below.

How to DM on Hive Social?

DM on Hive Social

Once you have set up your profile on Hive Social, you may be getting started to find the messaging option. The thing is easy, all you have to know is how to follow people and once they follow you ask them to follow you back. On Hive Social, by default users are restricted to send messages to people who they don’t follow or who are not on their “Followers” list. Unless a user has allowed “Everyone” to message them.

There are two ways to set up a new conversation on Hive Social. Let’s talk about them.

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DM on Hive Social From The Direct Messages Feed

The dedicated page where you see all your chats is labeled Direct Messages on Hive Social. You can set messages privacy on this page and more and more. Let’s see how to DM on Hive Social using its dedicated chat page.

Step 1: On the home page, tap the Chat bubble icon in the top right corner.

Step 2: Tap the Plus and Pen icon in the bottom right corner.

Step 3: Search the name in the Search bar at the top of the Direct Messages page.

How to DM on Hive Social: Stay Connected With Private Messaging

Step 4: Tap on the Chat button to initiate a chat.

Step 5: Write the message, select an image or a GIF, and get started.

DM on Hive Social

To communicate with your friends and followers, you have to get on this page to check your previous chats and to continue messaging on Hive Social.

DM on Hive Social Through Profile

The easiest way to start a new chat on the Hive Social app is to get it initiated from the user profile. Follow these steps to begin DM on Hive Social from the user profile.

Step 1: To locate an account you want to chat you can either employ the search tool (Magnifying glass icon on the bottom panel) or your profile.

Step 2: Once you are on the profile you want to chat with, tap on the chat bubble icon under the banner image.

Step 3: Write the message, select an image or a GIF, and get started.

How to DM on Hive Social: Stay Connected With Private Messaging

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How to Change Setting for DM on Hive Social?

You can decide who can contact you on Hive Social Messaging. The tool lets you keep strange off or on. Here is how to set privacy on DM on Hive Social.

Step 1: On the home page, tap the Chat bubble icon in the top right corner.

Step 2: Tap the Cog icon (aka gear icon) in the top right corner.

DM on Hive Social

Step 3: Select who can send you direct messages. Everyone means all Hive users while No One means you are not allowing DMs on Hive Social.

DM on Hive Social

How to Delete DM on Hive Social?

As of now you don’t have any feature to unsend or delete a particular DM on Hive Social. All you can do is delete a complete conversation. Here is how to delete DM on Hive Social.

Step 1: On the home page, tap the Chat bubble icon in the top right corner.

Step 2: Tap the chat head you want to delete.

DM on Hive Social

Step 3: Tap the ⓘ icon in the top right corner.

Step 4: Now tap the Delete Conversation option in the bottom right corner.

How to DM on Hive Social: Stay Connected With Private Messaging

Once you tap the Delete Conversation option it won’t ask for confirmation. Keep that in mind. Be careful, if you are trying this option, don’t tap on that. You won’t an option to get the chat back.

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Wrapping Up

DM on Hive Social is little basic. You don’t have a voice or video calling feature and sending documents files is not supportive either. There is no confirmation alert when you hit “Delete Conversation”. Features like “Unsend” and “View Once” also need to be introduced.

That is all about how to DM on Hive Social. For More Hive Social guides and fixes, you can count on Path of EX.

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