The Truth Social app will soon be available through a web browser
Former U.S. President Donald Trump’s Truth Social app will launch on a web browser in late May, chief executive Devin Nunes said Monday.
In a post on the platform, Nunes also said that Truth Social has not yet been approved for launch in the Google Play store for Android devices.
“At the end of May, we will launch PWA (web browser), which will allow access from any device,” Nunes wrote. “After that, we’ll launch an Android app…pending Google’s approval!”
Availability in the Google Play and Apple App stores is critical to the app’s ability to scale.
Truth Social’s parent company, Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG), was launched with a mission to stand up to Big Tech, after Trump was kicked out of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube for allegedly inciting or glorifying violence during of the January 6 US Capitol riots.
Still, the social media company is limited by its reliance on Alphabet-owned Google and Apple, which operate app stores that dominate the smartphone market.
Truth Social was launched on the Apple App Store on February 21 and was for some time the most downloaded free app. He was number two on that list on Monday.
Trump began posting on the site Thursday evening, for the first time since posting a “truth” — as the posts are called — on Feb. 14.
TMTG plans to go public through a merger with blank check company Digital World Acquisition Corp (DWAC). The deal is being reviewed by the Securities and Exchange Commission and is likely months away from being finalized.
(Reporting by Helen Coster; editing by John Stonestreet)