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Former US President Donald Trump’s Truth Social App Said to Hit Web Browsers by End of May

Truth Social is not yet available on the Google Play Store or Apple App store.

Former US President Donald Trump’s Truth Social App Said to Hit Web Browsers by End of May

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Truth Social topped the App Store downloads in the US after it was launched in February

Highlights
  • Truth Social is yet to be approved for launch on the Google Play store
  • Trump's social media app launched in Apple's App store on February 21
  • Truth Social will depend on the Play Store and App Store to scale up

Former US President Donald Trump's Truth Social app will launch on a web browser at the end of May, Chief Executive Devin Nunes said on Monday.

In a post on the platform, Nunes also said Truth Social has not yet been approved for launch in the Google Play store for Android devices.

"End of May we will launch PWA (Web Browser) this will allow access from any device," Nunes wrote. "After that we will launch an Android App... pending approval from Google!”

Availability in the Google Play and Apple App stores is key to the app's ability to scale up.

Truth Social's parent company, Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG), launched with the mission of standing up to Big Tech, after Trump was kicked off Twitter, Facebook and YouTube for allegedly inciting or glorifying violence during the January 6 US Capitol riots.

Yet the social media venture is limited by its reliance on Alphabet-owned Google and Apple, which operate app stores that dominate the smartphone market.

Truth Social launched in the Apple App store on February 21 and was for a time the most downloaded free app there. It was number two on that list on Monday.

Trump began posting on the site late Thursday, for the first time since he posted one “truth” — as posts are called — on February 14.

TMTG is planning to go public through a merger with blank-check firm Digital World Acquisition Corp (DWAC). The deal is under scrutiny by the Securities and Exchange Commission and is likely months away from being finalized.

© Thomson Reuters 2022


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