President Donald Trump’s social media platform, Truth Social, finally hit the Google Play Store months after its February launch.
According to a report from Axios, Google recently approved Truth Social for distribution in their store contingent upon a few tweaks to the platform’s content moderation policies.
Trump Media & Technology CEO Devin Nunes exclusively told Just the News that it was a “pleasure to work with Google, and we’re glad they helped us to finally bring Truth Social to all Americans, regardless of what device they use.” Nunes added that Truth Social’s inclusion in the Google Play Store marked “a significant milestone in our mission to restore free speech online.”
President Trump’s Truth Social app was first made available for download through the Apple App Store for iPhone users, followed by a web version of the site. As previously reported by RSBN, in early October, the app was made available in the Samsung Galaxy Store, with Trump praising Samsung for avoiding “‘unnecessary’ delays or politics.”
Per Axios, apps in the Google Play Store must have fortified moderation policies that facilitate a way for users to report content that may violate the app store’s rules. The outlet also reported that Truth Social had to work with Google on this issue and promise to follow through with appropriate moderation responses in the event of content violation from users on the site.
Per CNBC, Android users comprise about 44 percent of smartphones in the United States, making Truth Social’s approval on the Google Play Store a potential pathway to garnering millions more users to the already flourishing new free speech website.
According to Truth Social’s official account, the app is now available for download in the Google Play Store. “The wait is OVER!” the company stated.