I tried using Trump's new social-media app, Truth Social. It took me five attempts and several error messages to sign up, then I got wait-listed.
- I signed up for
Trump's new social-media app, Truth Social, after it launched on Sunday.
- It took me five attempts to sign up and I received a string of error messages.
Truth Social, the new social-media app from former president
I downloaded the app Monday and tried to use it. It didn't quite go as planned.
I received a series of error messages as I tried to input my details and verify my email address in a bid to join the so-called "Truthsayers" of Truth Social.
On my fifth attempt, I was finally able to create an account, add a username and password, and log in.
But then I was told I'd been placed on a wait-list of around 157,000 other wannabe users, because there was "massive demand" for the app. "We love you, and you're not just another number to us," the message said.
Over the next hour, my position on the wait-list didn't change on the app. But 26 minutes after I signed up, Truth Social emailed me to tell me I'd moved up to about 77,000th on the wait-list.
Meanwhile, I wasn't able to post on Truth Social or see the accounts or posts of other users.
Truth Social encountered technical difficulties shortly after launching to the public on Sunday evening, according to its official website.
After the app launched to beta testers last week, several users reportedly complained they were getting error messages similiar to the ones I did, or that they'd been placed on a wait-list.
Truth Social, from Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG), is expected to mark the former president's return to social media after he was banned from Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube in the wake of the Capitol riots.
On Sunday, TMTG CEO Devin Nunes told Fox
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