Trump’s TRUTH Social App Is Available on iOS and Android, but for How Long?
For months, former President Donald Trump and his team boasted about their new social media app, TRUTH Social. Trump’s Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG), which was set to merge with Digital World Acquisition Corp. (DWAC) but has delayed doing so, launched the app on President’s Day 2022.
Is TRUTH Social on Android?
While Apple users were the first to experience TRUTH Social, the social media platform wasn't immediately available to Android users. Keep reading for an update on the TRUTH Social app along with details of the trouble it has been facing since its inception.
Is TRUTH Social on Android?
Months after launching in February 2022, TRUTH Social eventually ended up in the Google Play Store in October 2022. Today, Android users can access the app like all others. When the app initially launched, some people found themselves waitlisted as the demand to enter the social media platform was higher than what it could handle.
Is TRUTH Social in trouble?
On Feb. 20, 2022, TMTG CEO and former Republican U.S. Representative Devin Nunes said that TRUTH Social would be fully operational by the end of March that year, at least in the U.S.
However, the app's rollout was far from satisfactory. While there are bound to be teething issues with any major app launch, several TRUTH Social users initially complained about the app. Many others saw it as a "Twitter lookalike." According to reports, Trump wasn't happy with the initial hiccups either.
In March 2023, New York federal investors began digging into Trump Media to determine if the company "has violated money laundering laws," Yahoo reported. As a result, the company has started to implement layoffs.
Who is the CEO of TRUTH Social?
There have been senior-level exits at TRUTH Social and in April 2022, the company's chief product and technology officers resigned. Trump chose Nunes as the CEO, which also baffled many people. Nunes doesn't have any experience leading a social media company. However, his proximity to Trump seems to have handed him the top job at TMTG, which intends to compete with Twitter, Amazon, and Netflix.
Is TRUTH Social safe to use?
TRUTH Social intends to serve as a platform for people who were silenced, like Trump, to freely speak their minds. In 2021, Trump lost access to all of his social media accounts due to his alleged role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. While most of the initial users on TRUTH Social are conservatives, the company said that it's open to people irrespective of their political beliefs.
With few avenues left for Trump to connect with his fans and followers, he decided to launch his own social media platform. According to Nunes, the app will offer users a different experience than what “some Silicon Valley oligarch freak” provides through theirs. Nunes explained that TRUTH Social “values its customers” and wants them to “tell us what they want out of the platform.”
Elon Musk's Twitter purchase changed the game.
After Elon Musk announced that he would buy Twitter for $44 billion and take the microblogging site private, it changed the game. Musk, one of the world's richest people, was able to rediscover himself as a "free speech absolutist."
Musk offered to restore Trump's Twitter account even though Trump has said he doesn't intend to get back on Twitter. Instead, Trump will use the nascent TRUTH Social to connect with his followers. Regardless, Musk's offer won him a lot of goodwill among conservatives who would have otherwise moved to other social media platforms including TRUTH Social.
There are some top names on the TRUTH Social app.
While many Apple users have encountered issues when trying to create an account on the TRUTH Social app, some well-known names have already claimed a spot on the platform. Arizona State Senator Wendy Rogers and YouTuber Mark Dice announced via Twitter that they're now active users on the TRUTH Social app.
Congressman Madison Cawthorn announced on Twitter that he was “proud to be on TRUTH Social.”
Despite how excited many were to climb aboard the TRUTH Social train, the company has encountered some rather rocky terrain, leaving its fate up in the air.