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Heavily inspired by Twitter, Truth Social is a recently launched social media platform created by Trump Media and Technology Group. The website was released a day ago on February 21.
It is based on Mastodon, open-source software that uses the AGPLv3 license. Truth Social is also available on iOS as a beta app. And in a matter of a few hours, it is on Apple app store’s top charts.
Truth Social Sign up not working
While some say they are getting a ‘405 not allowed ‘ error message, others say they are not getting the verification code. Below are some reports from users who are unable to sign up for Truth Social.
So I decided to sign up for a Truth Social account. What a disaster. I had to register 2 accounts because the 1st one just timed out repeatedly trying to login. The 2nd the email confirmation went into promotions and then…the wait number. Hilarious.
Truth social has said they sent me a sign up email for the fourth time now in two days—still nothing in any mailbox. Is yahoo mail stopping it, or is it not being sent? I’m sick of messing with it
Truth Social users moved to waiting list
That being said, those who were able to sign up are getting moved to the waiting list. Judging by the wait list, it looks like people might have to wait a while before their account is created.
Below are some reports from users who were able to sign up for Truth Social but were put on the waiting list.
Anyone else sign up for Truth Social only to find yourself a 300k deep in a waiting list with new spam sent to your email?
My Truth Social account is finally set up…..I’m #264,859 on the waiting list. LOL!! Who has a higher number?
Unfortunately, Truth Social is yet to acknowledge or say anything about the sign up not working or users being moved to the waitlist.
We hope the developers are able to resolve the aforementioned issues as soon as possible so those interested can access the social media platform once again.
As always, we will be keeping an eye out on the matter and update this space as and when we come across new information so stay tuned to PiunikaWeb.
Update 1 (February 23)
10:37 am (IST): Truth Social team has currently stabilized the account creation process. Moreover, they are working on increasing the rate of new account creation.
Update 2 (February 24)
02:10 pm (IST): Truth Social app on App Store picked up a new update with version 1.0.2 that brings bug fixes. While it’s not known if it fixes the ongoing issues, users can install it and see if the problems with the app get resolved.
Update 3 (February 25)
03:33 pm (IST): While the Truth Social Status website hasn’t been updated since the outage was first reported, user reports on social media platforms have nearly vanished.
This means that the issue with Truth Social has been resolved for many users, however, there are still some people having problems.
Update 4 (February 26)
02:59 pm (IST): While many Truth Social early adopters are still stuck on the waiting list, the service is also being criticized for allegedly censoring and banning members. More on that here.
Update 5 (February 28)
04:09 pm (IST): Truth Social app is yet to be released for Android users. However, some clone apps have already begun to show up on the Play Store.
An app named MAGA Hub — Truth Social Trump has been spotted on the Play Store which has over 100,000 downloads. More on that here.
Update 6 (March 01)
01:09 pm (IST): It appears that users are already losing their interest in the Truth Social app due to the endless waiting list.
Moreover, users have also initially reported crashing issues and copyright infringement accusations. More on that here.
Update 7 (March 02)
05:47 pm (IST): Truth Social on its official account has allegedly said that they are speeding up the process of adding new users from the waiting list.
Update 8 (March 03)
11:37 am (IST): Truth Social has confirmed that they have resolved the performance issues with new user registrations and validation. Moreover, they are rapidly working on the new user waitlist that should reduce waiting time.
We have resolved the performance bottlenecks with new user registration and validation, and are working through the new user waitlist at an accelerated rate. (Source)
Update 9 (March 04)
12:33 pm (IST): Reports now suggest that Donald Trump has not posted anything on Social Truth since the launch. This indicates that the founder himself is not taking any interest in the platform. More on that here.
Update 10 (March 05)
01:27 pm (IST): Many users have reported that they aren’t able to upload photos and videos on the platform. And luckily, the support team did not take too long to fix this issue.
Also, we haven’t come across any report for the sign-up issue on the status page of Truth Social.
Update 11 (March 07)
01:09 am (IST): Reports now suggest that Donald Trump, the founder of Truth Social, is not happy with the way things are going with the app. More on that here.
Update 12 (March 11)
03:37 pm (IST): Some users previously reported an issue where they were getting duplicate welcome messages when approved to join the platform.
This issue has since been acknowledged and fixed. Moreover, support confirmed that users will now get a single welcome message on getting approved.
Update 13 (March 12)
Update 14 (March 14)
04:32 pm (IST): An issue with Truth Social was reported a while back where users were not seeing the latest truths (same as tweets on Twitter) on time in their newsfeed.
Luckily, this issue has already been acknowledged and fixed by the Truth Social team and the newsfeed distribution is again back to normal.
Update 15 (March 15)
03:26 pm (IST): Truth Social website and app were having performance issues yesterday. However, the support has already acknowledged and resolved this problem.
Update 16 (March 16)
04:30 pm (IST): Truth Social has informed on their status website that the engineers are currently working to expand their database servers.
This will improve the performance of the app and reduce the load on the server. Moreover, the app will also be able to load the feeds without any delays. Moreover, support has warned users that they may notice some issues with feeds.
Update 17 (March 17)
11:14 am (IST): The status page of Truth Social has confirmed that the recent issue where feeds may load slowly on the platform as engineers work on expanding the database servers has now been resolved.
Update 18 (March 18)
12:56 pm (IST): Even as engineers work on expanding the database servers, it is becoming rather apparent that Truth Social suffers from a serious case of lack of right-wing support.
As a result, the company that owns Truth Social, DWAC has seen plummeting stock prices over the past few days. However, at the time of going to press, the stocks had picked up 2.56%.
Update 19 (March 19)
08:43 am (IST): Reports on social platforms such as Twitter indicate that many Truth Social users are unable to access the app as the service is down and not working.
#TruthSocial is down. (Source)
@TheRickWilson Truth Social is down! No one can get in! Everyone is locked out! There is widespread weeping and bleating of TFG’s cult–on TWITTER. Oh, the irony. Ahahahaha. #ETTD (Source)
Apart from Twitter, many have also taken to Downdetector to report an outage with Truth Social.
06:11 pm (IST): The server crash on Truth Social seems to have been resolved, so users should now be able to access the platform without problems.
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Featured image source: Truth Social
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