Months After the App Store Debut, Donald Trump's Truth Social App App Was Approuvé on Google Play Store

Months After the App Store Debut, Donald Trump's Truth Social App App Was Approuvé on Google Play St ...

True Social, a social media app founded by Alphabet, has been approved for distribution in the Google Play store, according to a company spokesperson on Wednesday. Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG), which operates Truth Social, is expected to make the app available in the Play Store in the near future, according to Google.

"It''s been a pleasure to work with Google, and we''re grateful that they helped us to finally introduce Truth Social to all Americans, regardless of the device they use," Devin Nunes, the CEO of TMTG.

Truth Social, which was first launched in the United States in February, had not been available on the Play Store due to insufficient content moderation, according to a Google spokesperson in August. Google had expressed concern about violations of its Play Store regulations prohibiting content such as physical threats and incitement to violence.

Even with Google and Apple stores, the majority of smartphone users have no choice but to download Truth Social.

Google''s Play Store is the main way Android phones in the United States download apps. Unlike other apps, Android users may download them through different websites, although it often requires additional steps and security authorizations. Truth Social has been made public through these means even as Google blocked it from the Play Store.

About 40% of the US smartphone market is made up of Android phones.

Truth Social has restored Trump''s presence on social media more than a year after being banned from Twitter, Facebook, and Alphabet''s YouTube following the US Capitol riots on January 6, 2021, after being accused of posting abusive messages.

On Truth Social, TMTG has pledged to offer a "engaging and censorship-free experience" aimed at a base who believes its views on so many hot-button topics, such as the outcome of the 2020 presidential election have been removed from mainstream information platforms.

Axios reported for the first time that Google''s authorization.

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