Glitches and lengthy waitlists can make it difficult to sell.
What you need to know
- Donald Trump’s social media app is finally available on iOS.
- Truth Social looks almost identical to Twitter, which is banned in 2021.
- The app has been severely disrupted and new users are on a waiting list.
Donald Trump finally launched his long-awaited social media app for the truth this week, and early reports haven’t painted a too pretty picture for the social media app, even if reviews suggest otherwise.
The app was created in response to the former US president being banned from major social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. The platforms have been criticized by some for their moderate policies following the political turmoil and misinformation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic during the 2020 election.
Meanwhile, Truth Social looks almost identical to Twitter, from the profile design to the “Truth Feed,” whose buttons for posts resemble Twitter’s retweet, like and share buttons.
Truth Social describes itself as a “big tent” social media platform that “encourages open, free and honest global dialogue without discriminating against political ideology,” at least according to its Apple App Store listing.
Since its debut on Sunday night, the app has topped the charts on the Apple App Store, with a 4.1 rating out of more than 11,000 reviews. That’s where the praise ends, however, as the app was hit almost immediately with a 13-hour outage and numerous glitches, according to The Washington Post. There also appears to be a lengthy waiting list of more than 400,000 people, according to CNN.
And if you’re interested in downloading the app on any of the best Android phones, it seems you’ll have to wait a bit longer, as the Android version isn’t available yet and is currently listed as “coming soon.”
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