Truth Social, Donald Trump’s new social media venture, launched late on Sunday in Apple’s App Store, potentially marking the former US president’s return to social media after being barred from several platforms last year.
The app became available for download shortly before midnight ET, and it was automatically downloaded to Apple Inc devices belonging to users who had pre-ordered it.
Some users reported having difficulty registering for an account or being placed on a waitlist with the message “Due to massive demand, we have placed you on our waitlist.”
According to Reuters, the app has been made available to those who have been invited to use it during its testing phase.
Following January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol by his supporters, Trump was banned from Twitter Inc, Facebook, and Alphabet Inc’s YouTube, after he was suspected of posting messages inciting violence.
Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG), the venture behind Truth Social, is led by former Republican US Representative Devin Nunes. It joins a growing portfolio of technology companies that are positioning themselves as champions of free speech and hope to attract users who feel their views are suppressed on more established platforms.