Preferred Topics and (Bee)Chat for Communities, Chat channel subscriptions and more

in About PeakD8 months ago

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. Preferred Topics for Communities

Communities can now define some Preferred Topics that will help users to better classify their posts and discover easily the type of content they are looking for.

To enable this some additional details needs to be stored in the community owner account, and this can be done directly using the Community Settings panel:


As soon as this setting is updated the change will be visible in the community feeds:


And also suggested to users that are writing a post for that specific community:


2. Communities Chat Channels

Also with this release BeeChat is integrated with Hive communities. This replace the previous chat system based on Discord (and now deprecated).
You can enable the new chat in the Community Settings:


And this will enable a new tab in the community:


3. Subscribe to Chat Channels

Related to the above feature you can now 'subscribe' to a chat channel using this button:


This will add the community chat to your usual chat page:


3b. Disable BeeChat for some account

Not strictly related to the above change, but now it's possible to disable BeeChat for some accounts. This is useful when you switch between different accounts often and you want to avoid the Hive Keychain prompt required for the signin.

4. Reddit embeds

This is a pretty straightforward addition, Reddit links can now be embedded easily into your posts and rendered accordingly :)
Both links and iframes are supported.

5. Allow to remove a 'reblog'

Thanks to a change implemented in Hivemind by the @blocktrades team it's now possible to remove a reblog.


6. 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

[new] Allow users to disable automatic BeeChat login
[new] Remember beneficiary percentage for recently used accounts
[new] Allow communities to set 'Curated Content' as the default page
[new] Add Upbit to the exchanges Wallet section
[update] Add Hive Recovery link in Account Recover page
[update] Improve notification 'Mark as Read' button in top bar dropdown
[update] Switch 3speak domain from to
[fix] Improve layout of content panels in full post page
[fix] Improve rendering of some embeds
[fix] Error when uploading some images on Firefox

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

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A quick word about Preferred Topics for communities

  • Gotta wait for your community admins to choose them
  • They are gonna be a huge blessing to each community to help users sort and find the content they're most interested in faster
  • Also great for community owners to help attract the type of content they're most interested in for their community


  1. bless the heart of those who took mercy on those who wanted to remove the reblog stuff from our blog!!!! lol best thing ever!!!!
  2. beechat for communities IS AMAZING!!!!!!!! yay! so excited to bring the chat into hive instead of Discord
  3. topics for communities is going to help us so much im doing mine right now and see how the whole thing works as always thank you guys so so much for all you do to make blogging on Hive feel more awesome every day!

RR remove reblog is a great one.
Preferred topics is one we are gonna discuss right now thanks again for the work
Have a great weekend and don’t forget to peak

It took me several iterations before i was happy with the Preferred Topics i chose for some of my communities. Now i need to see how the community members feel about them. But at least there is a community chat channel to help with the discussion i guess. haha

Community Advisers yep the best way to go. I understand because the preferred topic list must be spot on. I know that @jaynie at #lifestyleloungers exactly knows what she wants in the community and set bounderies in community blogs , for the terminal gonna make a list

Preferred tags is a great feature for communities. I'm looking forward to seeing the best way we can make it work for us!

Thanks so much for the error fixes for the uploading images when using Firefox. It almost drove me to drink.

Also, the preferred topics and remembering beneficiary percentages are of value to me as an end user.

Appreciate your attention to seemingly small matters and your quick response to the many issues I have in Discord. Take care, and have a good rest of your week.

Also, the preferred topics and remembering beneficiary percentages are of value to me as an end user.

We are so happy to hear this!!

really great update! can't wait to try them out :)

wow that is great that the chat is in communities now.

So happy to see more chatting functions added. I don't know half of what's going on unless I spend more time on Discord and my Internet time is limited.

As a feature request would it be possible to show ones voting power all the time instead of having to hover over the bars? I find it a little fiddly to get my mouse in just the right position to bring it up.

Great works guys.

Yeah we'll look into that feature design

Thank You.

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Removing reblogs is a nice feature. I avoided reblogging for years because it made my own page seem confusing. That 'all posts' section should be the landing page.

That being said, I've always wanted to see reblogs go under their own separate section. Right now on PeakD we have 'Blog', 'All Posts', 'Replies', Other. I would add something like 'Collection' or 'Favorites', and any post I reblog would sit there and only there, in a list.

There used to be a site called StumbleUpon. You'd create an account and add random content found all over the web to your personal stumbleupon page. What I'm suggesting is a similar concept.

Also, would it be possible or is it possible for my own page to have a chat channel? I'd want a feature that forces me to approve accounts before they can chat though.

Chat channel for a person isn't presently an option. Group chats may get you there... not sure. But we are limited by BeeChat development and they haven't developed anythign on that product in many many months so we're actually just crossing fingers that things advance on that front.

We'll be changing up some of the menus coming up I suppose and looking at where we put some of that on desktop and mobile view.

The blog is a place where the user gets to carefully curate what they want to be seen by a visitor so to me it makes sense that it is the first page. For example i want people visiting to see the best of my photography and a few Hive/peakd things. I have a ton of other random posts in other communities I actually don't even want shown on all-posts because they're really only meant for the community and not my followers but I understand they need to be there.

Who's behind BeeChat? Is that @aggroed and company? Regardless, it's good to see folks working together rather than going separate ways, which only leads to a menu with too many options, meaning some ingredients in the back go rotten before they get used. Waste of money and resources.

And I do agree with your reasoning behind how things are when it comes to mixing content in that section, as we have it now. Originally we didn't have the 'All Posts' option. That solution satisfied my desire to have a list containing only my work, and that organized option is important, especially when it comes to consumers who want to binge on content.

Anyway, you folks keep up the good work and if my suggestions ever get annoying just tell me to STFU. LOL!

Yeah it's an @aggroed project ran by @reazuliqbal ... and we've been pretty happy with their product. Has been nice to use. Would love to see more interfaces using it because it seems to be mostly just nftshowroom that uses it the most and us. And our subscribing to a channel is feature peakd did so it's not decentralized among interfaces.

I'm guessing there are still a few more things we can do with beechat even as it is now. However it's gonna be a good test to see how much it gets used now that communities can turn it on.

There was a demand for open chat, private chat, and direct messaging; since day one. But what happened was many moved over to Discord. Once that gained popularity and was endorsed more and more, we noticed engagement on chain steadily decline. Some blame the lack of votes being placed on comments but that's only a small part of the picture. Can't vote for a comment if there isn't one to vote for.

At some point the trend needs to be reversed so more traffic remains, consistently enjoying the various features of Hive.

I used to love Stumble upon!!!!!!

I had a decent following there on two accounts. I'd upload my posts from the early days of Steemit and have hundreds of views trickling into my blog daily.

Nice Updates! Great work! 👏👏

Wait.. remove reblog??? My giddy aunt... wonder of wonders untitled.gif

Fun story i know this girl. haha

Me parece muy buena información. Lo felicito por estar siempre a la disposición de enseñar cada cosa nueva que llega. Siempre es bueno actualizar la información y no quedarse atrás. Cada día me preocupo por aprender más y más. Pero usted lo hace muy bien.