Version 2.13.0_Release_Candidate - com.thechive
Last updated: 2020-05-23

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theCHIVE apk

APP Information

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Apk Size27.55 MB
App DeveloperResignation Media
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android6.0 and up
App Packagecom.thechive.apk

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App Description

theCHIVE is thechive,entertainment, content rating is Low Maturity (PEGI-12). This app is rated 1 by 2 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit Resignation Media website who developed it. com.thechive.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 6.0 and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 2.13.0_Release_Candidate Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 18129+ times on store. You can also download com.thechive APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

theCHIVE App is the most-downloaded humor app in Android history. The content variety is a unique mix of Humor, Hotness, and Humanity. No long-winded articles, just your daily dose of the most amusing photos and videos the internet has to offer. 

- Content curated to be a happy escape
- No politics or snarky humor
- A little cleavage never hurt anybody
- No news! We're here to entertain not inform

App ChangeLog

  • Just some performance improvements and bug fixes.

App Screens

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requires following permissions on your android device.

approximate location (network-based)
Allows the app to get your approximate location. This location is derived by location services using network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi. These location services must be turned on and available to your device for the app to use them. Apps may use this to determine approximately where you are.

precise location (GPS and network-based)
Allows the app to get your precise location using the Global Positioning System (GPS) or network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi. These location services must be turned on and available to your device for the app to use them. Apps may use this to determine where you are, and may consume additional battery power.

view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

view Wi-Fi connections
Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.

find accounts on the device
Allows the app to get the list of accounts known by the phone. This may include any accounts created by applications you have installed.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

read the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.

read phone state
Allows read only access to phone state, including the phone number of the device, current cellular network information, the status of any ongoing calls, and a list of any PhoneAccounts registered on the device.

run at startup
Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.

prevent phone from sleeping
Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

modify or delete the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to write to the SD card.

set an alarm
Allows the app to set an alarm in an installed alarm clock app. Some alarm clock apps may not implement this feature.

receive data from Internet
Allows apps to accept cloud to device messages sent by the app's service. Using this service will incur data usage. Malicious apps could cause excess data usage.

activity recognition
Allows an app to receive periodic updates of your activity level from Google, for example, if you are walking, driving, cycling, or stationary.

read Google service configuration
Allows this app to read Google service configuration data.

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Google Play Reviews

  1. Grim Lee-avatar

    Hot garbage. I love the chive, have for many years now. With that being said the app has almost always been trash. Especially recently, its constant freezing and crashing. It will take 2 cycles of crashing to be able to get through one whole post. At that point I get fed up and close it. "Probably the best app in the world"???? Not likely, closer to worst app in the world. Content is always awesome, they just need to fix the damn app.

  2. Josh Bishop-avatar

    ry I've had this app for years because I love the charity work they do and the content is spectacular.....BUT this is a bit of a heart breaking day because I'm finally uninstalling. I can't remember a time in the past year that I've opened the app and it hasn't crashed within 10 mins. The ads are terrible and repetitive and are likely the reason this happens. I don't pay for the premium service, but I have bought a lot of the products they advertise. So, CHIVE, it's been good, but I'm out.

  3. Dayne Poling-avatar

    s This used to be great, but I think they've added so many difft ads that it doesn't function well any more. So so so slow scrolling sometimes and other times it freezes up and shuts down. Don't have this problem with any other apps. I've finally had it with this app, not sure if other people experience the same problems, but it's just no longer enjoyable due to the freezing screen and slow acrolling, I'm deleting this POS app

  4. Jason Ortman-avatar

    alternative Want to love it, but..... My gawd, how can every two-bit fruit stand in some 3rd world country have an app that runs but the "probably best app in the world" can't run for 2 minutes without crashing? And not crashing once or twice....constantly. I love the humor and the content and all the stuff I see, but there's no logic in having great content no one can access. They do so much good for a lot of folks, I won't stop supporting them, but I won't ever pay for anything they sell..or subscribe.

  5. Billy Fares-avatar

    sports bra Used to love to sit and look at this app for hours! Now it won't even let me be on it for 5 minutes without the whole app shutting down. The videos on the app hardly play anymore and when I am able to scroll through the galleries, it boggs my phone WAY down. Also it is the only app that ever causes the back of my phone to get scalding hot for some reason, non of my other apps do that. They have talked about updates to fix bugs and other problems but it has been doing this for a long time now.

  6. Zac Denney-avatar

    instagram Chiver since 2012 and I'm now time taking a hiatus. I'll check back in a year but the direction they've taken with these ads is not good. I intentionally don't use ad block because everyones got to make money. These ads aren't normal though. My phone locks up from them even when just in a gallery without an ad. I've donated and bought gear years back but this place is different now. I hope the ad revenue covers the cost of losing people because of what it does to the phone. I'll miss you guys.

  7. Eric Wedin-avatar

    squishy Content is awesome. The one star is for the pop up video adds that cut off music im listening to whilst scrolling the app. I know you have to make money and advertising is a big part of that but they don't need to be video adds. Its got to the point where I view a page then completely close the app so as to bypass the ads. I don't expect you to change it but its something that really sucks about your app

  8. Lloyd Bonifide-avatar

    2.0 lorena 98 Update: this app crashes and freezes more than ever now. Is anyone trying to fix this? I like the content, but I'll tell you, writing an app must be very hard, bc the writers of this one haven't been able to make theirs not crash, freeze, or lag. I have plenty of RAM and high speed internet, so it's not on my end.

  9. Daniel Roberson-avatar

    Daniel Roberson


    cat saturday Love the chive, have been a chiver forever. That said, your app makes me want to sledge hammer my phone. Lag, force close, more lag, more force close, locked up. Don't even get me started on how bad Disqus functions. 90% of the time it loads all the ads but fails to load the comments, then it crashes the app. I honestly can't say enough about how bad and frustrating this app is, and I so want to love it.

  10. C.R McCashin-avatar

    If you like stalled phone and resets after viewing just a couple of pictures or stories....THIS IS THE APP FOR YOU!!!!! It's too bad because they do have some nice content but not worth the aggravation of the app. Use to be forever page loads, lock ups and unusable !!!! Time to delete again. Probably the worst app that jus keeps getting worse. How does this app have the ability to reset my phone?!!!

  11. Randy M-avatar

    Was a great app years ago. It now eats up so much memory, slows the phone down and then forces you into these ads that you cannot escape out of every few videos or sections. I understand the needs for ads, but the method they use is atrocious. I stopped using this app since it has become so difficult and unenjoyable to fight with.

  12. ryan clements-avatar

    Like the content, many issues with the app. I understand the need for income so adds on the free version don't bother me that much. But the app performance is terrible. Makes me think after all the rants about facebook and google (both of which are evil), are we experiencing a free version that is meant to force subscriptions out of frustration?

  13. Elias Vrooman-avatar

    *** UPDATE 05/28/2020*** There have been multiple "updates" to this app since my last review......none of which have solved the issue(s) at hand! This app will HEAT up your phone, slow it down worse than a snail and then crash. What's going on Chive?! I love the app and the mantra of theChive, with that being said this app has been having some serious issues as of lately. I open a gallery and halfway through the app crashes. Open the app and scroll a little bit and the app crashes.

  14. Jeremiah Ortiz-avatar

    The content is good but the app is horrible. Each page loads progressively slower and slower until it just closes. Drains battery life at an alarming rate . Seems like it's a percent every 1-2 minutes. They have definitely put more ads in since their traffic has been up due to quarantine. Just trying to load comments is quite buggy too.

  15. Bryant Walser-avatar

    Deleted and reinstalled the app. Still slow, glitchy and very frustrating. You've managed to take your app back to dial up level. Maybe the experience is better if you buy a BFM coin, but using the free app gives doesn't make that an investment I'd be willing to make. Will miss the content, but going to delete and find something professionally managed.

  16. Joel Maass-avatar

    This app sucks!! If you love loud popup video ads, then this app is for you! Do you like to listen to music while using apps, too bad. The Chive will close your app so their ad can play. I was a long time viewer, but I am done! The app crashes constantly. It is super buggy. It also has loud popup video ads that always show up. I guess that the developers need bigger mansions so they have to sell loud popup ads. It's really a shame that the developers turned something great into garbage.

  17. Nathan Schmidt-avatar

    I love the Chive and what they stand for, but this app is hot garbage. It freezes constantly, sucks the life right out of the battery, overheats the phone, and will completely crash before finishing a thread. Like I said I love the content but the app is terrible and desperately needs to be fixed. I can't take it anymore.

  18. Zachary Carlston-avatar

    Zachary Carlston


    Chiver since 2013. The app is awful. Its so frustrating because I LOVE the Chive. I even got my father in-law watching Chive TV and he loves it. I really wish they would fix this app. Crashes all the time and freezes. The only thing that will play without stopping are the pop up adds. Im super bummed about this. Please fix.

  19. Larry Neely Jr-avatar

    I like theChive app a lot but it was constantly crashing after 5-10min. I wasn't sure why it kept doing this. I deleted the cache on many occasions but it didn't help. If there is any advise I could give is to Get an AD Blocker. Once I installed the AD blocker, the app was working great and doesn't crash anymore. Give it a try.

  20. Robert Heist-avatar

    Nearly unusable. Constantly crashing, intrusive 1min+ ads that cannot be skipped, seems to get slower and slower with each use. Love the Chive, hate the app. Need to take their own advice and lose the ads, regardless of membership. Ive had the app on 3 different phones over several years. Sadly, had to delete.

  21. Brett Lee-avatar

    Crash, crash, crash that's all it does is crash. I've tried on 3 phones now Motorola, Samsung, and LG same thing. It only works a minute or two, at best before crashing. I've given it two stars instead of one, as it would be a good app to have, if it only worked.

  22. Katelyn Bushwick-avatar

    Katelyn Bushwick


    I've been an avid Chive fan since 2012, love the content, love the content writers, but hate the app. It crashes all the time, slows down my phone, now has pop up ads every few minutes, and I dunno why, but as soon as I open the app, my phone starts to overheat. Anyone else having issues with this?? If they could fix the app and significantly decrease ads, I'd happily pay a dollar or two to keep it, but as of right now, I'm deleting.

  23. Vanessa Ashley-avatar

    Used to be great! Now it's full of ads every time you open anything. Some ads can't be skipped, and the ones that can have another mini video right after. Got sick of this and deleted the app! Wish it was the way it used to be. I won't even be ordering any Chive gear because of this. I understand they do a lot for charity, and I commend them for this, but enough is enough. The Chive has sold out in my opinion.

  24. Robert McDowell-avatar

    Robert McDowell


    This app used to be the greatest and my go-to app all day long. For a while now it has sucked. Constantly glitchy making it hard to scroll, crashes, freezes, locks up my phone. I suspect it is the ads or the ad platforms causing the issues. Tried on wifi, 4G, and 2 different phones, same results.

  25. Nick Van Winkle-avatar

    Nick Van Winkle


    User since 2013. This app just isn't usable anymore. Can't get through a gallery without the app crashing. Comment system has been broken for years. Can't even open it. Gifs won't load. Now they have mandatory video ads after each gallery you view and you have to wait a certain amount of time to close them. The only thing that actually loads well in this app is the ads. I used to love the Chive but this app is just broken.

  26. Jonny Lawson-avatar

    I've had your app for 3 years. I love the content but it's unusable. Locks up multiple times with the samsung android OS. Then on top of that the ads have become something you watch for 10 seconds, X out of then you have to watch for 30 seconds more. Ridiculous and you ask for us to donate for this (which I have in the past)? Fix these brutal problems or I'm done. Life is too good to waste time here.

  27. Bryan Paxton-avatar

    This is glitchy crashing garbage. I dunno what you've done to "improve features" but the app now bogs down to a screeching halt and crashes my whole phone. Sometimes, trying to do everything isn't a smart idea. If it ain't broke don't fix it. I'm uninstalling and giving up. I don't even want to try opening it anymore because the crashing is now consistently happening every time. Junk. Bailing out.

  28. Steve Gomez-avatar

    I love theChive, but they're app has grown progressively worse over the last several updates. At this point, the app freezes and crashes 2 or 3 times per post, and sometimes more if its a larger post. I have to just exit the app, wait a minute, reopen it and navigate back to where I was. Uninstalling and reinstalling does not improve the app performance. At this point, don't bother downloading the app, just go to the website.

  29. Justin Williams-avatar

    Justin Williams


    App is absolutely terrible. Deleted it and reinstalled newest update, still terrible. Has been terrible for years. RAM usage through the roof. Impossible to enjoy using, slow scrolling, freezing, crashing. Content is great so I try to deal with the annoyance, but no more. Done with this app.

  30. Allan Lafosse-avatar

    Great content. Lousy app. Deleted today. I gave it every chance, but I finally gave up due to the constant crashing and freezing. Reinstalling doesn't help. Reading all the negative reviews makes it seem like nobody cares. People have been complaining of the issues for a long time with no fix. Maybe I'll try again in a few months......or not.

  31. Christian Rothmann-avatar

    Christian Rothmann


    Love everything that this app is, but it consistently crashes. I can open a page on it and it crashes. Load the same one again after rebooting and it does it again. Pick a different page and it crashes. Sometimes it works and those times are great. The only reason I haven't uninstalled it yet is because of the fun and unique content that I sometimes get when things finally work. If this problem could be resolved I would not hesitate to give 5 stars

  32. C B-avatar

    This app is almost unusable. There are full screen ads after every gallery which you cannot skip or close, sometimes followed by a second full screen ad. The ads literally take over your entire phone and you can't do anything until you watch them. Amazing content, but very poor choice for how they chose to advertise. And please tell advertisers that taking over my phone for a minute does not make me want to buy or download your product. It actually has the opposite effect.

  33. Kerrie Houseworth-avatar

    Kerrie Houseworth


    I used to love this app but as of lately is has way too many ads. They pop up after every article and many cannot be skipped. When I am able to view content it runs very slow. I hope this gets fixed soon. I love the content but now it isn't enjoyable due to the ap.

  34. Chip Slate-avatar

    Love the content; Crashes my device. Apparently the app is so RAM intensive that I can barely scroll thru a 30-picture album without locking up my phone. It gets worse with every update. Consumes battery at a brisk pace, making my phone uncomfortably warm. There's a lot going on behind the scenes.

  35. Nathaniel Cook-avatar

    Same issues as everyone else: app has become unusable as it inevitably freezes/crashes within a few minutes of opening every time, heats ip phone, drains battery like crazy (even in the background). If this gets fixed, I'll change my review, because I do enjoy the content, but this has been going on for years at this point and I feel like giving theChive app enough negative reviews is the only way they will care enough to fix it.

  36. Mike H-avatar

    You guys are going downhill... The app used to be great, but now I can't even scroll through pictures without it crashing. And the ads are just horrible and can't be skipped. Loosen the purse strings and give a little back to the app so your customers can actually enjoy it

  37. Brian Kikkert-avatar

    Used to use the app everyday, but now all the app does is glitch and crash my phone. Was hoping the latest update would fix it. I was just about to subscribe but not paying for an unusable experience. I understand they had to add ads to stay a float as a publisher but it is sad how far this app has fallen.

  38. John Rice-avatar

    I can't say one star cause I friggin Love theCHIVE, but something has been going on with the app to cause it to crash half way through nearly every article. I thought it was just my crappy phone, I even almost upgraded to the paid membership thinking it would help, but after reading all these reviews, I realize I'm not the only one experiencing these issues. Ads aren't really as bad as everyone is saying though. No more than any other app that uses frequent ads in my opinion.

  39. Dustin-avatar

    Used to be the best app. I have been a loyal user since 2013 but now I spend more time looking at adds for mobile games than the actual app. Sometimes you get two full 30 second adds in a row. I will be uninstalling. Content is great but the adds have gotten ridiculous.

  40. Zach-avatar

    Probably the worst app in the world. This app used to be great. I loved it. I still like the content, but it crashes 80% of the time I try to use it. If it doesn't actually crash, it nearly freezes. How have they not fixed the bugs in this app yet? It's been like this for over a year. I've seen the same bugs on 2 android phones. Plus their unskippable ads are especially annoying when my wife is trying to sleep and some stupid game ad appears on full volume. Make the chive great again.

  41. Anthony Martin-avatar

    Content is great, but the app is unusable. Best case, it is slow and laggy. The average case, it crashes or you get stuck with an ad you can't close. If they fix the app, then this goes to a 4-5 star rating. The current version should get less than 1 star. Stick with the website version until this is fixed.

  42. Jeremy osoria-avatar

    I love this app. While I was overseas this app gave me laughs and something to look forward to. I enjoyed using the app over the years and seeing all the great things being done the great changes and improvements the app made. With all that being said I chose to delete it after so many mandatory advertisement you have to sit through in order to see the DMA or the DAR.

  43. Linsey Grace-avatar

    I've been a fan and follower of the chive for over a decade, but the app is unusable thanks to the intrusive ads. The ads completely lock up your phone and are unskippable. The app is also slow and buggy. Not at all par with the quality of the chive, needs an overhaul.

  44. Shawn Prirchard-avatar

    Shawn Prirchard


    Worst app ever made. Content is great, but the app is terrible. Constantly freezes. And will crash your phone. You are lucky to get through a gallery of 30 pictures, and if there are gifs, forget about it. And a video ain't going to happen.

  45. Daniel Kusler-avatar

    The app accesses content very well and it is easy to use. So why 2 stars? The ads. They are unskippable and not only are they loud, they stop whatever you are listening. If they didn't stop my music I would give the app 5 stars but it is virtually unusable as is.

  46. Richard Hambridge-avatar

    Richard Hambridge


    Congratulations to the webmaster/developer of this app. Although I didn't think that it was possible, you have somehow managed to make the performance this app get worse and worse and worse! If you had an ounce of pride in your work, you would address the countless complaints listed here - the same that have been brought to your attention numerous times over many years. I also recommend that if you ever apply elsewhere for a similar position, you should leave theCHIVE off your resume....

  47. Alannah Watkins-avatar

    Alannah Watkins


    Overloaded with ads. It used to just be adds on the home screen but now every couple of slides there's an ad, the homescreen has ads, and every time you back out of a gallery a 30 second ad plays (unskippable). Even half the articles are just endorsement deals for weird stuff. They are way too pushy, not worth the trouble for so little content. They regularly brag about how they're so much better than Facebook and all the social media giants but I think they might actually be worse.

  48. Ken Height-avatar

    Great content. Problem is that it drains the phone battery in about 30 min. Also loads up the usable memory and phone locks up about every 5 minutes until I go to settings and clear the memory. No other app on my phone does this. Like I said, love the content, would probably pay for it if I was sure it would be better.

  49. Thomas Wilkinson-avatar

    Thomas Wilkinson


    Love the Chive organization and content, but unfortunately the app likes to crash a lot. Every time I use the app it crashes or force closes after viewing a couple threads. I usually get about 5min of viewing time before the app closes on me. Very frustrating, especially if I cant always find the thread I was viewing prior to the crash. Been a fan of chive for years, but finally getting fed up with being unable to view the app without an issue. Android GS9 user. Hope you have a fix...

  50. John Couch-avatar

    So, I originally complained because you added 30 sec adds you can't get out of until it's finished, and now I see the solution was to add another 30 sec add that start as soon as you finish the first one. After that's done the app essentially locks up slowly until you are forced to close it, clear cache and start all over. Great job.

  51. Shaner FiveThousand-avatar

    Shaner FiveThousand


    Content is fine, but the pop up ads that show up after each gallery are horrible. You don't actually see an ad, your phone screen just turns white and overrides your buttons so you can't back out without shutting down the window. Sometimes an X shows up in the corner. Sometimes you have to kill all apps to make it stop. Not worth the trouble.

  52. Scott Christian-Lim-avatar

    Scott Christian-Lim


    Been a long time reader and loved it. BUT now they introduced ads. I understand the need for revenue generation but when you have an Ad display after every article you read it's bad and made even worse because it's those annoying 30sec can't dismiss ads. I just end up closing the app and can't be bothered anymore. I can even click the wrong article by mistake and then have to watch a 30 second Ad before I can read the one I wanted to. Shame!

  53. Emily & Justin Bowe-avatar

    Emily & Justin Bowe


    Fix your app. It is laggy as hell. Apps worked better when smartphones came out for Christ's sake. Love the content but it is extremely laggy. Hardly ever a smooth scroll through the content and crashes more then it should. Running app on an S8 at Wi-Fi speeds of Mbps of 100+. Shouldn't be any lag

  54. William Halsey-avatar

    2nd edit. Do not download. All they care about is selling stuff, not if the app actually works. They really want you to pay a subscription fee for an app that force closes every time you use it. Comical. Edit. It is the worse app I have ever downloaded. Can't get through a single post without it crashing. Used to be great. It hasn't been updated since 3/27 and now you can't get through a single post without the app crashing. Took 5 tries just to get through DMA this morning.

  55. Jeff Wright-avatar

    Love the content but the app needs work. It's like the app holds it's breath when I first open it and by the time I get near the end of a post it passes out. It just locks up and I have to force it to close. Happens on both my phone and tablet.

  56. Greg Delameter-avatar

    Love the content, hate the app. The constant crashing is just terrible. Update: worked well again for a while, now crashes often again. 2nd edit: it's like they tried to make it worse! Freezing, crashing, adds that take over your screen. If I didn't like the content so much i'd give up. If I could punch just one app in the face this one would be it.

  57. John Johnson-avatar

    Once again the ads have become such a pain in the ass I can hardly get through 1 gallery before I get bombarded with multiple video ads that when the "X" finally pops up it takes me to the play store. Or it just straight up crashes before I finish the gallery. BORING!

  58. Phillip Hensley-avatar

    Phillip Hensley


    Worst app experience ever! Not only does the app crash, but it flat out locks my phone up and forces a restart. Constantly. Great content, but please hire somebody who has some sort of knowledge with coding instead of, "hold my beer, I'll make an app!" I've emailed with no response and obviously there's a lot of people with the same issues. That doesn't mean I won't keep banging my head against the wall with it, but please, for the love of God, can you fix it!!????

  59. murccc-avatar

    Content is great, the app is not. The ads are horrible, I only get ads for android os games 98% of the time. and those games are basically trash apps that also have a ton of ads. I understand you need ads, but at least get some variety. Furthermore the app gets increasingly slow at scrolling after you view 2 or 3 galleries. If i pinch zoom, it also gets really slow at scrolling also. The hotness tab also only shows like the past week-ish' posts while the other categories you can go back further

  60. Graham Hill-avatar

    I get ads are a great revenue stream for you. I feel a banner or a short pop up is sufficient enough. A 40 second video for a game that I'm not going download is a little excessive, I force close the app and start again to continue browsing.

  61. Angela Thomas-avatar

    App constantly frees and crashes my phone. The ads (which are part of the crash issue) are obnoxious full screen ads that don't let you exit them. I don't understand why they can't get their app to work well. I'd they fixed these issues, they'd get 4 stars for content.

  62. Leamon Crafton Jr.-avatar

    Leamon Crafton Jr.


    As others have stated, it is impossible to get through a gallery without crashing. I love the content, but i spend more time loading the app, looking at ads and watching it crash than viewing actual content. I wouldn't care about the ads, even their length, if they weren't the only thing not craahing.

  63. Ian Schwaab-avatar

    The content is great but for weeks I haven't been able to download anything. It just says "download failed" every time. Doing this on two different phones so it's not the device. Have been a fan for many years but it's useless to me if I can't download my favorite content. I have to go to the website and download through my browser.

  64. Nathan Pouillon-avatar

    Nathan Pouillon


    The app has really gone downhill. I looked forward to DMA and the DAR, but now the entire app is full of ads. Also, the ability to hard press and save pictures has gone away. I'm sure funding is a factor with introducing ads, but it's also a sure way to drive people away from what was once quality entertainment.

  65. Mike Hastings-avatar

    Great content, terrible app. Absolutely LIVE TheChive, so to that end I have tried and tried with this app - but no matter what after scrolling through 3 or 4 galleries it slows down, lags, and eventually locks up my whole phone. No other app does this. I've uninstalled, reinstalled, uninstalled, cleared cache, reinstalled, etc, etc, etc. Nothing works. This is a big deal guys - the 5 million downloads isn't a likely means 1 million UNIQUE people have tried 5 times

  66. Chef Yavo-avatar

    This app is worthless. After 2 minutes it chokes on all the ads and trackers and crashes. The content is still great but it's nearly impossible to access using this battery draining, advert factory of an app. At this point I wouldn't worry about FB or ABCdefg coming to shut you down, your app is doing it for them. I hope you all pull through this and put a better made, less avaricious app into play before it's too late.

  67. Matt Riegel-avatar

    "Probably the best app in the world" if you want to have your app close all the time, never load any images, and if it does load them it won't let you scroll to view any other. And it's even worse if the list you are trying to view has any GIFs in it.

  68. Brandon Zeeben-avatar

    The galleries and content are awesome if you can ever open them. The motto should be changed to "unfortunately the chive has stopped" because it crashes with that message 50% of the time. The other 50% you get pop up adds that freeze your phone. Update: still love the content but as almost everyone has pointed out the adds almost make the app unusable. Paid to become premium so and I quote "never see adds again" but as others have mentioned I still see the unskippable adds despite being premium

  69. A Google user-avatar

    Content is great but the pop ups are insane. Update: Over a year later and popups are worse, hidden X outs, now multiple in a row, freezes app, cant always back out of the popup. Have game popups that force 10 second wait. Also note this is a huge battery drain. Lastly the constant duplicate images throughout in multiple sections is annoying. Please fix this turd app. I'm a kcco fan but the UX sucks.

  70. Ryan Adkins-avatar

    The app is unusable. Crashes multiple times and I still have issues with things not wanting to fully load. I love the content, but I've had nothing but problems since this app was released. The ads also get super annoying. Please fix!

  71. Cody Twin-avatar

    The invasive pop up ads that launch the Play store numerous times in a row, phone heats way up while running the app, phone is very laggy while app is open even in the background and it messes with music apps. Very very unhappy. Now it crashes before finishing any gallery and the now video ads play with sound on that is not mutable and they don't crash ever. I've been putting it off but I am now deleting.

  72. Aaron Quail-avatar

    Says probably best app in the world... I say,probably most annoying app in the world... I like the content, app closes down inexplicably ALL THE TIME.... Oh you wanna finish reading about "uh oh, we got a badass in here"... Nope, not on their watch... I barely bother trying anymore... This review has been a long time coming.

  73. Joe-avatar

    Great content on a lousy app. Slow loads, crashes, and causes more errors on my phone than all the others combined. But I keep coming back for the memes and girls. Update: your app still crashes constantly. Maybe more than ever. Fix it!

  74. David S-avatar

    Used to be my go to for several years but I can't deal with this app any longer. It gradually became a last resort for when I'm bored but now I won't even open it. So many issues and constant bugs. But my main gripe is with the unskippable ads when you exit a gallery. Can't do it any longer.

  75. ehren Amarell-avatar

    Great content but the app is broken. Constant crashes, as in I cannot make it through a single post anymore. I swear my phone heats up from this app. There are some serious bugs going on with this app, personally I would stay away.

  76. Keith Lassiter-avatar

    LONGTIME Chiver... but just can't deal with the app crashing or locking up. Love the content and what Chive Charities do... but this app just plain doesn't work... please fix it so we can all enjoy this like we used to and support your charity. Just unusable and frustrating.

  77. Robin Rogers-avatar

    Wow. Each 'update' of this app gets worse. Serious lag times on previous versions, but this one doesn't even let you get through one post before it freezes for a minute, then just closes. What is really unfortunate is the content is great- but entirely useless if you can't access it. I will be deleting this app.

  78. Gorazd Stojkovski-avatar

    Gorazd Stojkovski


    I've had this app for years but always struggled with it. The comments sections or videos were pretty useless. Now it's completely unusable, it actually crashes after 15 seconds of use every single time I go back to it.

  79. K V-avatar

    I know app developers have to make money by having ads on their apps. But having many of the same ads everytime users look at certain items on the app is not how to make money and charging ridiculous amount of money to unlock other features in the app is not another way to make money. And why does The Chive accept info from users that are false, Norway is separate from Nth Korea by more than one country

  80. Jonathan VanLeeuwen-avatar

    Jonathan VanLeeuwen


    I've been using this app for about 4 years. That being said, it is the most glitchy, crashing, slow loading app I've ever encountered. Why it takes 5 minutes and crashes 10 times to try to load 30 images is beyond me.

  81. Sean Gregory-avatar

    Would a be a full 5 stars based on how entertaining the app is but now there are loud ads that can't be skipped after you look at any gallery. If there was even a one time payment to get rid of ads I'd do it I enjoy the app so much. But until then the annoyance counters the joy leaving me in a perpetual state of "meh"

  82. Nelson Remy-avatar

    Love the content. Entertaining and funny. However, the app constantly crashes at random points every time I open it. I had deleted it previously out of frustration and thought to give it another try.

  83. John Monteith-avatar

    This app crashes more then a drunk Hellen Keller learning how to drive in a busy parking lot. It has great content but most of the time you cant even get through a post without crashing. I've emailed the devs and have sent dozens of crash reports. Never heard anything back and nothing has changed. Edit 4/4/20 How is it possible that with every update that is for "bug fixes" the app gets worse. It now practically freezes my whole phone. I love you guys but damn you need to hire a better programr

  84. Joshua Bort-avatar

    The content is good and updated regularly, but the app is unstable. After a few minutes of browsing posts the app starts to lag, and then crashes. You can restart the app and it'll work fine, for a few minutes, then the cycle starts again.The iPhone app works great, the Android app, not so much.

  85. trip7612-avatar

    Used to be a good app that they ruined with ads that take forever to load and can't skip. Half the time it renders your phone useless for 60 to 90 seconds in between posts. You might as well just stare at your blank phone

  86. John Knight-avatar

    Used to be great app, crashes after only using for a few minutes, too many adds many of which are just a white or black screen . Seems to freeze my phone too. Really sucks, used to be on the app for hours dont know what happened...

  87. Eric Verhelst-avatar

    I'm honestly just trying to figure out if f there is something wrong with the app or if it was made terrible for anyone who doesn't get a subscription. Can't get through a gallery without freezing, just like everyone else.

  88. Drew Lakebrink-avatar

    Update: I use an app that blocks all ads, & I no longer have battery drain or performance issues! Please choose a better ad service that doesn't have shady background processes. I believe the ad service is making this app a battery drain. Facebook and Instagram apps do more and uses less battery. Why is double tap to zoom in enabled? Once that happens, the app bogs down and has to be restarted.

  89. Crip2Nite Caro-avatar

    The site that was great but since they decided to take on "Giants" the only way the app works is if your a paid subscriber. I cant be mad its a business and you got to make your money but I will be uninstalling this app it was good while it lasted. Your better off just seeing the site without the app, still crashing a lot but it wont slow your phone down or drain your battery.

  90. Kyle Bradley-avatar

    It's been a very frustrating experience with this app as whenever I try to use it, it only works a minute or two and then just turns off returning me to my home screen. If I then take the time to try to get back to where I was it will just happen again. Is this a known issue? No other apps do that.

  91. David Velasquez-avatar

    David Velasquez


    Awesome app but shuts down all the time. Phone updated, app updated but constantly force closes on you while scrolling. Also kills your battery. Dont recommend using if not near a charger. I love the Chive so I will continue to endure but hoping fixes the bugs(more like infestation). But I'm keeping calm and....

  92. Jason Dejarlais-avatar

    Jason Dejarlais


    Love the Chive, but the app is horrible. It starts to slow down after viewing a few pictures. And the ads they have now are so shady. And long. Want to watch a 10 second vid? Well here's a 45 second ad to follow.

  93. Joe Cavallaro-avatar

    This is ridiculous, bunch of money grabbing goblins ruined what used to be an awesome platform. Ads ads ads ads ads. They constantly promote obviously sponsored products constantly and most of them arent even unique or special. Its incredibly frustrating to have to sit through gaming ads or stupid apps to flip through this. Very disappointed in how this platform has changed and the quality of the app.

  94. Matt Davis-avatar

    Great content. But very quickly and always gets slower and slower, until you have to kill it ... again. This has been an issue for years, across multi high-end phones. I more or less just don't bother any more. ...and now obnoxious ads everywhere.

  95. scott macdonald-avatar

    scott macdonald


    I have had this app for years, but now the advertisements are unavoidable and very annoying. It takes away from the experience of what the chive is all about. It feels like they want you to pay, and by not doing so you have to watch advertising. Things are changing and not for the better. One star it is.

  96. Jeff M-avatar

    Constantly crashes. Love the content but the app keeps crashing lately. I'll get about 75% done with a category and it will just close. If I make it through the entire category there are multiple forced ads after. Please fix.

  97. Robin Hanna-avatar

    Love the app, but I hope that you got a lot of ad revenue from the Pinball company, cause its going to lose you some viewers. I'm 61. The 20 seconds I have to wait for that ad to finish before I can visit The Chive again is an increasingly significant portion of my life. Thanks.

  98. Andy Harding-avatar

    What happened??? It went from smooth and snappy to riddled with ads and if you zoom on a picture the image gallery scrolling goes judderey. Ads are fair enough, they have to make money, but when you can't exit them, it ruins the experience.

  99. Indypal Indypal-avatar

    Indypal Indypal


    I would love to pay to become a member to support The Chive and all of the good that they do. However, this app gets worse and worse as time goes by. It is constantly freezing and crashing. Please, please do something to fix your app so that I support your cause and get my BFM coin!! Thank you.

  100. Lawrence Mueller-avatar

    Lawrence Mueller


    The app crashes constantly on my android phone and tablet. Can't get through one archive without a crash. Hardly see ads cause to crashes before it get to the which maybe a plus no use and paying for the ad free if the app won't stay up.