Dead and gone 1/5
TheCHIVE used to be amazing. Humor, entertainment, charity, just a solid and feel-good community. TheChive is no longer like that. The community is gone, the ads are unbearable, the content is bland. I have $100's of dollar in Chive merchandise and have been an activist in their community. When someone used to ask me what my shirt was, I would tell them and it would be eye-opening for them. Now if anyone asks me, my answer is "It's laundry day and I didn't have anything else".
Due to their absolutely overwhelming amount of app-crashing ads, they now offer a “premium” account.
Take a minute to understand the audacity of this. They flooded there app with ads to try and make money, then they have the balls to offer a paid membership to go back to ad-free. They murdered their free content with ads and then offer to get rid of it for more money. Their greed is not only their problem, they somehow feel it’s the solution as well.
Too many commercials 1/5
Too many commercials. Slow loading. I’m done
What happened? 1/5
This app used to be great. But I downloaded it again recently for a good laugh. and like many things that get popular over time now they want you to get a subscription if you don't want it constantly opening the App Store or throwing an ad in your face. I used to want to chive on so bad and support this group of people that brought me amazing add free content. Also most of the stuff has trouble loading these days makes me feel like I am using a old dial up connection. I have uninstalled the app and wish you luck with your endeavors.
Too many ads. Extremely loud auto play video ads. Sponsored posts. No issue, uninstalled.
Sold Out 1/5
By Fence guy 23
This site is amazing with very fun and interesting content. However, recently they have sold out and decided to bombard their users with constant pop-up ads that send you to random website pages. You can not even scroll through one full gallery without being transported to some third party site trying to sell you something. It really is a shame because I would often relax and unwind at the end of the day by checking out the days galleries. But now if I try to do it, I end up so frustrated from the ads that I just want to uninstall the thing. Too bad.
By Weak warm putty
Funny, sexy satisfaction! I save it up all week then binge the CHIVE on the weekend! I look forward to it all week!
The quantity of ads are unbearable 2/5
App used to be often. I understand ads drive revenue and I've come to expect them with free apps. However, there are now ads sometimes to just go back from an album to the main list and they are unbearable. Every time it happens I force quit the app and I'm don't for the day. So frustrating. Come on Chive, we understand ads but they need to be done in moderation and the juice isn't worth the squeeze anymore to be on there. Please rebalance!
Ad redirects are out of control. I understand the need for ads but it's constantly opening my browser for an ad. One gallery opened five redirects and I thought I had an infection on my phone. Deleted the app and will never use it again.
Loved the app 1/5
First off, I am going to say I am a Chiver for life but with the last update They did I have received the ads far worst than ever before. I see you can be ad free for 5$ a month now but with the change I am having to close out 15-20 pop up tabs from just reading 1 post. I don't mind the ads at the bottom of the screen but when they are opening new windows it is horrible.
Best app every 5/5
This app lives up to its claim as the best app ever!
Love the Chive, Hate the Ads 3/5
By Heather’s Computer
I love the Chive and look at it way too often but I'm at the point I won't even watch the videos due to the ads. I appreciate the new paid membership option but dang, $5 a month? I'll pass.
Going Downhill 2/5
The content remains excellent, though the proliferation of sponsored ads and pop-up content is becoming sickening. It is slowly feeling more like donating to charity is once again becoming profitable for a select few.
The unavoidable ads that play loud sounds is horrid, regardless of phone settings the sound still plays. Highly inconvenient.
Listen here meow 4/5
Best time waster ever
Too many ads 2/5
Okaaaaaaaay app, except for the constant bombardment of pop up ads and relentless commercials before videos. Generally being forced to view a BS ad that's longer than the clip you THOUGHT you wanted to see. Would have been a phenomenal tool back in the 70's for a 12 year old boy.
Was good at one time 1/5
Once they started with the adds the app got terrible I use to go on multiple times a day but no maybe once a week I'm sick of waiting for the pictures to load. Like everyone in history these guys sold out.
Not all photos load!!! 1/5
I see the side scrolling issue hasn't been fixed yet, the photos are taking awhile to load. Sometimes I sit and stare at a blank screen far too long. $5/month to remove the ads, are you crazy? Nobody wants a stupid coin or membership to your parties. I just want to use your app without ads! Fix your app and spend less time spamming your viewers!
Can't take the ads 1/5
Now a monthly cost? What a joke.
Edited review. 1/5
App continues to crash. App is overloaded with pop ups and other ads that interfere with use.
Chive on 5/5
Makes my day! Amazing charitable work. My Wife loves the pets pics and I love allif the categories. Thanks for the laughs
This app has been completely taken over by commercials. It's almost unbearable to use.
Love the chive, hate the adds 3/5
Love the chive but the ads on videos take longer to load than the vids themselves. Sometimes not at all and you have to reload the app. Also only about half the gifs display, the rest load to a black screen. Lately the gallery previews take forever to load as well.
Hate the adds 2/5
30 second adds??? No
Too Slow 3/5
Get content but the App is very slow and hard to download with a weak signal.
Still awesome 5/5
Despite the silly pop up adds great time killer. Use it in all my meetings to look like I'm networks, but really it's all about the FLBP and booty scoops!
It is the best site in the world ! If would let you reset your password to see the whole site
Ads are literally the worst thing about this app 2/5
I have no problem with ads but the audio ads have got to go. Laying in bed and getting blasted with an extremely loud ad is one of the most jarring experiences I can say that I've ever had. God help you if you are in a public place.
The content is great but there has to be a better way guys. Please do something about this.
Ads must stop. 1/5
Loved this app from the beginning. The ads have just ruined it completely. They are completely out of control and have to stop.
Great content, glitchy platform 4/5
The content and the community behind it are both fantastic additions to this world. It isn't quite 5 star worthy because the app is fairly glitchy. Either failing to load things or suddenly glitching and going black while viewing content.
Bad Ads 1/5
By Cool Apps Rock
You are running ads with sound and no skip button that override the sound switch on the iPhone. That is crazy wrong.
Great app, but... 5/5
By Chuck Norris1224
5 stars for the content... only negative thing I would say is that the app will occasionally crash.
The Answer 5/5
Chives is love. Chive = Fun
Good app 3/5
By Best reviewer everrrrr
I'm a loyal chiver, donate and love everything the chive stands for, but the 15 second commercials on EVERY video is annoying. I get its free and you have to make money, but c'mon.
Love all the pictures. Keep up the good work
Lots of cool pic. And other cool places
The Only Constant Is Change 5/5
I got a lot of love for The Chive. Let's just say it's a genius and amazing app ran with dignity, pride and a sense of personal style. The content has and does keep me entertained through cold nights and summer days I should be out playing because it's so instantly gratifying and entertaining. Thank you Chive. Keep up the good work.
Can't save pictures anymore? 1/5
By Sleeping Giant
If that's the case I'm deleting this app.
Need to change name to best Ad app in the world 1/5
Open the app, AD, close a gallery, AD, click on a video, AD.
I get it you are here to make money, ads do that, but enough is enough.
App hates wifi 2/5
I have many of the same complaints as others. This app has generally great content. However, it has a hard time loading, particularly over wifi. Partial gallery loads. Video launches and freezes. Ad will launch and freeze. Constantly have to restart the app. Strangely this almost never happens over the mobile data.
Major Issues 1/5
Crashes EVERYTIME I open the app. Same problem for over a year now and no one has fixed the problem. Obviously no one from the Chive reads the reviews. Now after 4 years, I am deleting the app. Sad day.
More squshyness please 5/5
By Master tech 5
Love all that Chive has to offer. Love looking at the well nourish woman. Keep up the good work.
By Five 300s
I like theChive because SQUISHY!!
Caturday is the best
By JJ Don
Ads are getting so ridiculous.
Horrible since they sold out 1/5
By Justin Pederson
The Chive used to be about boobs, beer, cats, and great charities. Now that they have sold out to the ads, it is horrible. Do you love trying to look at a gallery, but want to watch a ad for a dumb game, then this AP is for you. Just stick to liking the FB page and don't waste your time with the AP.
Takes too long to load 3/5
By Chris A. E12614
Not sure if it's the high def pictures or a crappy internet connection, but the pages take forever to load. Often I have to back out and then go back in to a set.
Sell outs 5/5
By Eat a cat
Give us more adds please. I won't watch any videos anymore. You have to watch a 15 sec. video add to watch a 10 sec video. I now just breeze through on my way over YouTube where most of this stuff is from or on anyway. I know the advertising money is worth it but I thought you guys would be different.still looking at the chive 3 months later.
Repeats of same tired pictures.
Pop ups on videos.
Pop ups after looking at one category.
Content has gone downhill 2/5
How many women in bikinis does it take to change a lightbulb.
Pretty awesome 4/5
When/if the gallery loads, the content is usually awesome :)
Hopefully they iron out the issues soon!
The chive is the best!! 5/5
It's the best app ever invented!!
But I wish it would load up faster than it does!!