According to Chief Executive Devin Nunes, former US President Donald Trump’s Truth Social app will be available on a web browser at the end of May. Truth Social has yet to be approved for release in the Google Play store for Android devices, according to Nunes’ post on the platform.
“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!”
Truth Social is a brand new social media platform launched by former U.S president, Donald Trump’s tech firm, Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG) launched in February this year. The app was launched in response to the ban imposed on the former president by the Big Tech platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Youtube in January 2022 following the attack on the Capitol building by Trump supporters. The Truth Social platform attempts to promote free speech and, in Trump’s own words, “cancel cancel-culture”.
According to reports, Truth Social was ranked 52nd on the chart prior to the transaction between Elon Musk and Twitter, which was ranked 39th at the time. Former President Donald Trump’s Truth Social downloads saw an increase of 150 per cent from April 18 to April 25, reaching 75,000 downloads for the week. Trump’s Truth Social has been downloaded nearly 1.4 million times since its release in February of this year.
“I’M BACK! #COVFEFE”
Truth Social’s main attraction has finally arrived, nearly two and a half months after it was publicly launched. After being conspicuously absent since the service’s launch in mid-February, former President Donald Trump finally began posting on Truth Social, his very own alternative social media platform, on Friday.
“I’M BACK!” Trump shared a photo of himself two days ago on Truth Social. He also added the hashtag “#COVFEFE” at the end of the post, a reference to the bizarre tweet he made before being banned from Twitter in 2017.
Before Truth Social went public on February 21, the 45th president posted on it. However, that was his only post on the platform for months, prompting many to wonder why Trump was not using his own social media platform. Since declaring his “return” on Friday, Trump has posted over a dozen “truths” and “retruths” – Truth Social’s equivalent of “tweets” and “retweets.” Trump’s posts include congratulating a newlywed couple at Mar-a-Lago, inadvertently posting a random Truth Social user’s handle without context, and bragging about Truth Social reaching the top of Apple’s App Store.