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Trump wants to launch his social media app on Presidents' Day in February, reports say

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  • Donald Trump's social media app is planned to launch on iOS on February 21, report Reuters and The Verge.
  • The app, called Truth Social, bears a striking resemblance to Twitter.
  • Trump was suspended from Twitter and Facebook in January 2021.
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Former US President Donald Trump's social media app is due to officially launch on February 21, according to an App Store listing spotted by Reuters and The Verge.

The app, named Truth Social, is being developed by Trump's media company Trump Media and Technology Group (TMTG).

A source familiar with the matter told Reuters February 21, Presidents' Day in the US, is the planned launch date for the app. TMTG did not immediately respond when contacted by Insider for comment.

At present, users can preorder Truth Social on the App Store and put their names on a waiting list.

Trump first announced his intention to launch Truth Social in October 2021. Images of Truth Social on the App Store bear a striking resemblance to Twitter.

Former President Trump was blocked from both Twitter and Facebook in January 2021, following the January 6 storming of the Capitol.

He posted a video to both platforms in which he made a baseless claim of election fraud and told rioters "go home. We love you; you're very special." 

Twitter said in January 2021 it had permanently suspended Trump's account due to "risk of further incitement of violence."

Facebook initially suspended Trump indefinitely pending review in January 2021. In June, the social network said the suspension would remain in place for at least two years.

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