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Donald Trump’s TRUTH Social App Is Available on iOS — What About Android?

Mohit Oberoi, CFA - Author
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May 11 2022, Updated 2:54 p.m. ET

For months now, former President Donald Trump and his team have been boasting about their new social media app, TRUTH Social. Trump’s Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG), which is set to merge with Digital World Acquisition Corp. (DWAC), launched the app on President’s Day 2022.

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While TRUTH Social can be accessed by Apple users, those with Androids are eager to become TRUTH Social community members as well. Here's a May update on when TRUTH Social will be available for Android devices.

TRUTH Social has faced multiple issues.

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On February 20, TMTG CEO and former Republican U.S. Representative Devin Nunes said that TRUTH Social should be fully operational by the end of March, at least in the U.S.

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However, the app's rollout has been far from satisfactory. While there are bound to be teething issues with any major app launch, several TRUTH Social users have been complaining about the app. Many others see it as a "Twitter lookalike." According to reports, Trump hasn't been happy with the initial hiccups either.

There have been senior level exits at TRUTH Social.

There have been senior-level exits at TRUTH Social and in April the company's chief product and technology officers resigned. Trump choosing Nunes as the CEO also baffled many since he 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.

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TMTG CEO Devin Nunes

The TRUTH Social platform will let people speak their minds — will its rules be too lax?

TRUTH Social intends to serve as a platform for people who were silenced, like Donald 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 has said that it's open to people irrespective of their political beliefs.

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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 its 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.”

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Elon Musk's Twitter purchase changed the game.

Elon Musk announced that he will buy Twitter for $44 billion and take the microblogging site private. Musk purchasing Twitter has changed the game as the world's richest person rediscovers himself as a "free speech absolutist."

Musk has 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 has won him a lot of goodwill among conservatives who would have otherwise moved to other social media platforms including TRUTH Social.

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Nunes said TRUTH Social hasn't been approved by the Google Play Store yet.

The wait for TRUTH Social to launch on Android still isn't over. In a blog post, Nunes said, "End of May we will launch PWA (Web Browser) this will allow access from any device." He added, "After that, we will launch an Android App...pending approval from Google!”

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This means that even if things go according to plan, TRUTH Social isn't coming to Android in May.

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Some top names have already claimed their place 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 are now active users on the TRUTH Social app.

Congressman Madison Cawthorn announced on Twitter that he was “proud to be on TRUTH Social.”

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