[Updated] Truth Social down, sign up not working, waiting list issues, all related bugs/problems, news & updates
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Original story (published on February 22, 2022) follows:
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 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. Ahahahahaha. #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.
Update 20 (March 21)
04:49 pm (IST): It appears that some users are still stuck on the waiting list and the number isn’t even changing for them.
Update 21 (March 24)
06:17 pm (IST): A user said that he got past the waiting list after he sent an email to the Truth Social team. Thus, users who are still stuck on the waiting list can try this.
Update 22 (March 29)
04:47 pm (IST): Truth Social app on iOS recently received a new update with version 1.0.8 that brings performance improvements.
Update 23 (March 30)
04:54 pm (IST): Next News Network, one of the major news outlets in the US, has joined Donald Trump’s Truth Social. This will help the platform to gain more users. More on that here.
Update 24 (March 31)
05:02 pm (IST): According to a report, Donald Trump’s Truth Social has seen a drop of 93% in sign-ups since launch. More on that here.
Update 25 (April 01)
10:32 am (IST): Truth Social has so far received mixed reactions from the audience, but mostly negative. Since its launch, the app has been plagued by various issues.
However, there are also some positive aspects such as the app’s design and layout, simplicity, ease of use, and two-factor authentication for security. Read more about it here.
Update 26 (April 02)
09:54 am (IST): Digital World Acquisition aka SPAC that has plans to merge with Truth Social has fallen 13% in the past two days.
This happened after the app downloads of Truth Social dropped by a huge 95% in recent weeks. More on that here.
Update 27 (April 03)
11:51 am (IST): According to BBC News, Davin Nunes — Cheif executive of Truth Social– said that the app will be fully operational till March.
However, even after six weeks of its launch, there are various issues on the platform and a long waiting list of nearly 1.5 million users. Also, the app is only limited to iOS users and is not available in many regions outside the US. More on that here.
Update 28 (April 05)
11:26 am (IST): The chiefs of technology and product development of Truth Social — Josh Adams and Billy Boozer — have reportedly left the company due to the various issues with the app that plagued the launch.
Update 29 (April 06)
01:26 pm (IST): Truth Social is now receiving a new update with version 1.0.9. This update carries bug fixes and performance improvements.
Update 30 (April 07)
12:35 pm (IST): Even though users are facing various kinds of issues with Truth Social, the app has increased Trump’s net worth by an estimated $430 million. More on that here.
Update 31 (April 09)
10:51 am (IST): David Nunes — Truth Social CEO — said the interactions of their social media platform are already beating Twitter, considering that it’s just the beginning. More on that here.
Update 32 (April 11)
11:39 am (IST): Truth Social is getting a new update with version 1.0.10. The changelog mentions bug fixes. However, it mentions nothing about the waiting list issue.
Update 33 (April 12)
05:33 pm (IST): Graham J Noble of Liberty Nation said that Truth Social is yet to reach its full potential and it could still become a major player among other social media platforms. More on that here.
Update 34 (April 13)
11:40 am (IST): It turns out that after Fox Corp officially joined Truth Social, the stock price of Digital World Acquisition went up 5.90% to $48.13 on Tuesday at market close. More on that here.
Update 35 (April 14)
06:11 pm (IST): Fox News has now clarified that they have nothing to do with the account on Truth Social. This comes a few days after a verified account for Fox News appeared on Truth Social. More on that here.
Update 36 (April 15)
01:28 pm (IST): According to a report, if Elon Musk makes a deal to purchase Twitter, then Donald Trump might get unbanned from the platform. And then people won’t have an incentive to use Truth Social. More on that here.
Update 37 (April 16)
10:10 am (IST): It appears that the waiting list number isn’t changing for some users even weeks after creating an account. More on that here.
Update 38 (April 19)
12:08 pm (IST): Some users recently reported slow response time with the app. However, this issue has since been acknowledged and resolved.
Update 39 (April 20)
12:24 pm (IST): Truth Social recently bagged a new update with version 1.0.11. It brings minor improvements, adds ‘Follows You’ indicator, and a feature that allows users to copy and paste images when composing Truths.
– Minor improvements.
– Inclusion of a “Follows You” indicator.
– Users can now copy and paste images when composing Truths. (Source)
Update 40 (April 21)
11:17 am (IST): Truth Social team has informed on the official status page that they have a maintenance coming up that will take place tomorrow from 5:00 am to 7:00 am ET.
This maintenance will bring major capacity upgrades that will improve the performance and reliability of the platform.
Update 41 (April 22)
10:55 pm (IST): The official status page of Truth Social has now confirmed that the scheduled maintenance has been completed.
Update 42 (April 23)
09:41 am (IST): Some users have reported an issue where images were not displaying on the iOS app. However, this problem has since been acknowledged and fixed.
Update 43 (April 25)
06:01 pm (IST): Former US president Donald Trump appeared to forget the name of his own social media platform during a rally. A video taken during his rally in Ohio caught him saying that he built ‘Truth Central’. More on that here.
Update 44 (April 26)
10:28 am (IST): Even after Elon Musk acquired Twitter, Donald Trump won’t return to the platform. Instead, he’ll be using his own Truth Social. The former US president will formally join Truth Social over next seven days. More on that here.
Update 45 (April 27)
11:05 am (IST): After Elon Musk disclosed Twitter’s stake, shares of Digital World Acquisition Corporation, which has plans to merge with Trump Media & Technology Group, fell 13% on Monday. More on that here.
Update 46 (April 28)
09:45 am (IST): In the midst of recent changes over at Twitter, Truth Social has surpassed Twitter on the App Store with the number of downloads jumping tenfold. More on that here.
Update 47 (April 29)
10:31 am (IST): Truth Social status page has confirmed that the platform experienced a brief interruption for approximately 5 minutes on April 28 as the team was working to enable new functionality and improved performance in the app.
Update 48 (April 30)
10:58 am (IST): Donald Trump has finally posted on Truth Social for the first time since the app was launched. He posted a Truth stating ‘I’M BACK’. More on that here.
Update 49 (May 2)
09:38 am (IST): Truth Social recently received a new update with version 1.1.0. It brings a bunch of new functionalities, bug fixes, and performance improvements. Here’s the complete changelog:
– The like heart icon is now animated 🙂
– Hashtag typeahead is now available when composing a Truth
– Added an error message for the max followers count error
– Media a user posts in response to a Truth is now added to their “media” tab in their profile
– Added “Show / Hide” for the “Current password” field in change password screen
– Added long press copy and paste functionality to full screen images
– Other bug fixes
– Performance improvements (Source)
Update 50 (May 3)
09:53 am (IST): CEO of Truth Social — Devin Nunes — has confirmed that the app will launch on web browser at the end of May.
Moreover, he also said that Truth Social is not yet approved to launch on Google Play Store for Android devices. More on that here.
Update 51 (May 4)
11:06 am (IST): One of our readers has suggested that users can ditch their old account and create a new one to get rid of the long waiting list.
Thanks for the tip: Marion Thomas
Update 52 (May 6)
11:23 am (IST): Truth Social status page has confirmed that the platform was recently having a network outage. However, this issue has now been resolved.
Update 53 (May 7)
10:04 am (IST): Truth Social is now receiving a new update on iOS with version 1.1.1. It brings bug fixes and UI improvements.
Update 54 (May 9)
11:37 am (IST): Truth Social on its official status page has confirmed that users were facing issues with uploading images. However, this issue has now been resolved.
Update 55 (May 11)
04:31 pm (IST): The CEO of Truth Social — Davin Nunes — said that people have freedom of speech on their platform and they are not going to censor them for political speech. Despite this, journalists and other users are being banned from the platform for no apparent reason.
Update 56 (May 18)
09:35 am (IST): Truth Social has confirmed on its official status page that some users were having issues uploading images on the platform. However, this issue has now been resolved.
Update 57 (May 19)
10:06 am (IST): According to a regulatory filing, Donald Trump will have to wait for six hours after posting a message on Truth Social to re-post it on other platforms. More on that here.
Update 58 (May 20)
01:34 pm (IST): The owner of Truth Social — Donald Trump — said that Google is purposely keeping the app off the Play Store.
The app is not yet available for Android users as it is yet to get approved for its listing on the Play Store. More on that here.
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Featured image source: Truth Social
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