Truth Social app will be available via web browser “late May” – CEO

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The Truth social network logo is seen in this illustration taken February 21, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

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May 2 (Reuters) – Former U.S. President Donald Trump’s Truth Social app will launch on a web browser at the end of May, chief executive Devin Nunes said on 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!”

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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 (TWTR.N), Facebook and YouTube for allegedly inciting or glorified violence during January 1st. 6 United States Capitol riots.

Still, the social media company is limited by its reliance on Google (GOOGL.O) and Apple (AAPL.O), which are owned by Alphabet, which operate app stores that dominate the smartphone market. Read more

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 night, 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.

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Reporting by Helen Coster; edited by John Stonestreet

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