Chat Notifications and Improvements, GIF Picker and More

in About PeakD11 months ago (edited)

A new release of is now available. Keep reading to discover the new features and check the full list of improvements ;)

The new release is now live at


1. Messaging system improvements

This release includes a bunch of improvements to the messaging system. This is a quick recap of the most relevant changes:

  • Notifications for new messages in private conversations (DM and group)

New messages will be notified in the top bar, mostly the same way you already see for other Hive notifications:

Top Bar notifications

But notifications are included also in the Chat panel/page for the specific conversation:

Sidebar notifications

At the moment this only work for private conversations, but we hope to be able to have this also for channels in the future.

  • Better layout and mentions highlight

Messages are now better formatted, grouped by date and if you are mentioned in a message it will be highlighted:

Improved chat layout

  • Quote or reply to a message

Now it's easy to reply to a specific message quoting it. Also this automatically mention the user so he can easily find the reply:

Quote a message

2. Easily share GIFs in posts/comments

Something that has been suggested by multiple users in the past and finally it's available. Now you can easily embed GIFs in your posts and comments (provided GIFs are powered by Tenor):

Searching for a GIF to embed in the post

Some improvements will be available in the coming releases to make it even better and easier to use.

3. Allow embeds channels can now be easily embedded in posts/comments. Thanks to @anarcist69 for suggesting this addition and to the team for their help :)

To embed a link you can just use the URL:

And if you want also specifcy your partner ID:

4. Showcase some of the exchange supporting Hive in the Wallet page

This is a small change to show some of the main exchanges supporting Hive. Also if you use our referral link to signup to one of those exchanges you can support PeakD development :)

Exchanges listed in the Wallet page

5. Some minor improvements and bug fixes

As always some minor improvements, updates and fixes across the website. You can check the full release notes here:

# Improvements and Fixes

[update] Better date/time display in Chat
[update] Improve chat scroll behavior on new messages
[update] Better text for 'blog filter' panel
[fix] Fix detection of physhy links in post content
[fix] Fix a rare bug when loading wallet transactions and activities for some account
[fix] Fix missing posts in Portfolio page load
[fix] Improve Power Up/Down sliders with small numbers

Support the @peakd project

Now is probably a nice time to remind you of the ways you can support the development of @peakd.


We have a proposal on the Decentralized Hive Fund. You can review the proposal here.
If you agree to the proposal and you think the points mentioned add value to the Hive Blockchain consider supporting it using the above links or directly with this link.

We also run a witness server to help produce the blocks for the Hive Blockchain. You can vote for our witness so we are in a position to process more of them.

Vote on the witness page:

  • Using Keychain: You just have to click and approve the transaction
  • Using HiveSigner: You'll need access to confirm the transaction with your Active Key at least

The PeakD Team

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Amazing. Been waiting for chat notifications!!!!

@peakd & @asgarth I just wanted to point out a bug in case you were not aware. I am unable to transfer Hive-Engine tokens using the Send button, it says there was a transfer error and to wait a few minutes but it is not a temporary issue. Perhaps you can look into it, I know that many updates have taken place recently. Thanks!

Lots to sink your teeth into here. Thanks heaps, guys.


Thank you for all you guys do for the blockchain!

Awesome updates.

awesome updates, thanks a bunch!


@acidyo Its here, now you can throw gif's everywhere.

@chekohler this is for us the hive is GIFted now aswell so let’s get going

@peakd great chat and gif are features I like. The theta tv I am gonna investigate

Looks like we're about to have even more fun than usual :P


Es genial esto. Vamos bien!!

Thanks for yet another great update! We love PeakD!

Wow great.
It would be great after few more development, if you can market peakd and also have a mobile app for it. As for newcomers they don't understand blockchain and stuff. They think of apps as separate ways. So, marketing peakd as social media backed by hive blockchain would be our way to gain masses. As now a days a lot of discussion is going on privacy policy and control over user accounts. this would be a good opportunity focus to enter in mainstream by marketing on mainstream media about peakd.

Great Efforts and Work You Guys deserve all the attention 👍🏼

awesome updates, thanks a bunch!

Hola exelente post, es muy instructivo y muy bien explayado, gracias por compartir.

Great to see further development being made on this amazing platform! :)

Adding gifs is really awesome !!

You are the best!

Great updates! Thanks!!

Oh wow, this is a slick update! Love the integration of chat to the site and gifs? Get in there!


Good news. Updates are a step forward. Thank you very much. I wish you success.

Hey @peakd and @asgarth, thank you so much for the new features BUT I'm having an issue with pinning a new post to my blog. I've never experienced this before, tried unpinning the current one that's sitting at the top (it's already 8 days old) but it will not budge! What can I do to fix this?
Please help ;)
Thank you.

Hey, sorry for the late reply? Do you still experience this issue?

Hi @asgarth, I still can't pin my latest blog, have tried unpinning the current one and then pin the new one, but nothing happens. Another user @jeremiahcustis is also experiencing the same issue.
I've done this many times before without any issues so can't understand why this is suddenly happening now but will really appreciate your help!

Sent you a message on beechat. Let me know if you see it ;)

Hi @asgarth, I was logged in with Hivesigner, so obviously could not see beechat. Logged out and came back in with peaklock, new post pinned successfully! Must be an issue with Hivesigner.

Ok, thanks for reporting this. I'll try to understand why it's not working with Hivesigner :)