Former US President Donald Trump is set to return to social media a year after being banned by major apps when his social media app, Truth Social, rolls out on Monday.
The former President’s return to social media was celebrated by supporters who took to Twitter to announce his return.
Trump came up with the idea of the app, which he describes as an alternative to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and the like, after all major social media platforms banned him on account of his alleged role in the storming of the US Capitol by his supporters and far-right groups on January 6, 2021, which left five people dead.
Truth Social is planning a gradual roll out from this week, and is expected to be fully operational by March, the people in charge of the app told media on Sunday.
“This week, we will begin to roll out to people on the Apple App store,” former Republican congressman Devin Nunes, the CEO of the Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG), told Fox News.
“I think, by the end of March, we’re going to be fully operational — at least within the United States,” added Nunes, who resigned from the US House of Representatives to head TMTG.
The Truth Social app had been rolled out earlier to some select users on an invite-only basis, and a verified account of the chief product officer, Billy B, answered a series of questions related to the app’s release late on Friday.
In one such post, the executive said, “We’re currently set for release in the Apple App store for Monday, Feb. 21.”
Yahoo News reported that the App Store was allowing users to pre-order the Truth Social app ahead of its release on Monday, February 21, which happens to be a federal holiday in the US due to the observance of President’s Day.