Donald Trump’s new social media platform ‘Truth Social’ is scheduled to launch on President’s Day next Monday, according to reports.
The app, which has been available to beta testers for the last week, will be going live in the Apple Store for everyone.
“We’re currently set for release in the Apple App store for Monday Feb. 21,” the network’s chief product officer, listed as Billy B., told beta testers on Friday, according to a report from Reuters.
The report added that “in addition to the post disclosing Monday’s launch date, the screenshots seen by Reuters show the app is now at version 1.0, suggesting it has reached a level ready for public release. As late as Wednesday, it was at version 0.9, according to two people with access to that version.”
“Asked whether users would be able to edit their ‘truths,’ the executive replied ‘not yet.’ The ability to edit posts after publication is something Twitter users have long sought. The next significant feature released on the platform will be direct messages, or DMs, between users, the executive wrote,” the report continued. “The company is also considering allowing users to sign up to receive notifications when others post content, the executive said. He signaled that the ability to block other users would be an important component.”
“There will always be block functionality in the app,” he wrote.
Billy B. also said that the process for verifying accounts will be announced “in the coming weeks.”
The platform promises to “fight back against Big Tech” and “encourages an open, free, and honest global conversation without discriminating against political ideology.”
“TRUTH Social is America’s ‘Big Tent’ social media platform that encourages an open, free, and honest global conversation without discriminating against political ideology,” the platform’s website states.
The platform appears to have an interface similar to Twitter and includes functions like replies, retweets, faves, and sharing.
Trump has been banned from most mainstream social media platforms, including Twitter, since the protest at the Capitol on January 6, 2021.
Truth Social is also partnering with video sharing site Rumble, which will provide the video and streaming services for the platform.