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The original story (published 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 published a day ago, February 21.
It is based on Mastodon, an open-source software that uses the AGPLv3 license. Truth Social is also available on iOS as a beta app. And within hours, it’s on the top charts of Apple’s App Store.
Signing up for Truth Social is not working
While some say they get a “405 Unauthorized” error message, others say they don’t get the verification code. Below are some reports of users who cannot sign up for Truth Social.
So I decided to create a Truth Social account. What a disaster. I had to register 2 accounts because the 1st timed out repeatedly while trying to log in. The 2nd, the confirmation email entered in the promotions, then… the waiting number. Hilarious.
Truth social said they sent me a sign-up email for the fourth time in two days – still nothing in any mailbox. Is Yahoo Mail stopping it or not sending it? I’m tired of playing with it
Truth Social users moved to waitlist
That being said, those who were able to register are placed on the waiting list. Judging by the waiting list, it looks like people will have to wait a while before their account is created.
Below some reports of users who were able to sign up for Truth Social but were put on the waitlist.
Did someone else sign up for Truth Social only to end up 300,000 on a waiting list with new spam sent to your email address?
My Truth Social account is finally created…..I’m #264,859 on the waiting list. MDR!! Who has a higher number?
Unfortunately, Truth Social has yet to acknowledge or say anything about signup not working or users being moved to the waitlist.
We hope that the developers will be able to resolve the aforementioned issues as soon as possible so that those interested can once again access the social media platform.
As always, we’ll be keeping an eye on the matter and updating this space as we come across new information, so stay tuned to PiunikaWeb.
Update 1 (February 23)
10:37 a.m. (IST): The Truth Social team has now stabilized the account creation process. Moreover, they are working on increasing the rate of creation of new accounts.
Update 2 (February 24)
2:10 p.m. (IST): The Truth Social app on the App Store has picked up a new update with version 1.0.2 which brings bug fixes. Although it is not known if it fixes the ongoing issues, users can install it and see if the issues with the app are resolved.
Update 3 (February 25)
3:33 p.m. (IST): While the Truth Social Status website hasn’t been updated since the outage was first reported, user reports on social media platforms have all but disappeared.
This means that the issue with Truth Social has been resolved for many users, however, there is still some people with problems.
Update 4 (February 26)
2:59 p.m. (IST): While many early adopters of Truth Social are still stuck on the waitlist, the service is also being criticized for allegedly censoring and banning members. More about this here.
Update 5 (February 28)
4:09 p.m. (IST): The Truth Social app is not yet available for Android users. However, some clone apps have already started appearing 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 about this here.
Update 6 (March 01)
1:09 p.m. (IST): It seems that users are already losing interest in the Truth Social app due to the endless waiting list.
Additionally, users also initially reported crashing issues and copyright infringement claims. More about this here.
Update 7 (March 02)
5:47 p.m. (IST): Truth Social on its official account reportedly stated that they are speeding up the process of adding new users from the waitlist.
Update 8 (March 3)
11:37 a.m. (IST): Truth Social has confirmed that they have resolved performance issues with new user registration and verification. Also, they are working quickly on the new user waiting list which should reduce the waiting time.
We have resolved performance bottlenecks with new user registration and verification, and are working on the new user queue at an accelerated pace. (Source)
Update 9 (March 04)
12:33 p.m. (IST): Reports now suggest that Donald Trump hasn’t posted anything on Social Truth since the launch. This indicates that the founder himself is not interested in the platform. More about this here.
Update 10 (March 5)
1:27 p.m. (IST): Many users have reported that they cannot upload photos and videos to the platform. And fortunately the support team didn’t take too long to resolve this issue.
Additionally, we have not come across any reports regarding the registration issue on the Truth Social status page.
Update 11 (March 07)
01:09 (IST): Reports now suggest that Donald Trump, the founder of Truth Social, is unhappy with the way things are going with the app. More about this here.
Update 12 (March 11)
3:37 p.m. (IST): Some users have previously reported an issue where they received duplicate welcome messages when allowed to join the platform.
This problem has since been recognized and fixed. Additionally, Support has confirmed that users will now receive a single welcome message after being approved.
Update 13 (March 12)
Update 14 (March 14)
4:32 p.m. (IST): An issue with Truth Social was reported a while ago where users were not seeing the latest truths (like tweets on Twitter) in their news feed in time.
Fortunately, this problem has already been recognized and fixed by the Truth Social team and newsfeed distribution is back to normal.
Update 15 (March 15)
3:26 p.m. (IST): Yesterday, the Truth Social website and app were experiencing performance issues. However, the Support has already recognized and solved this problem.
Update 16 (March 16)
4:30 p.m. (IST): Truth Social has informed on their website state that engineers are currently working on expanding their database servers.
This will improve application performance and reduce the load on the server. Moreover, the app will also be able to load the streams without any delay. Additionally, support warned users that they might notice issues with streams.
Update 17 (March 17)
11:14 a.m. (IST): The Truth Social status page has confirmed that the recent issue of slow loading of streams on the platform as engineers work on extending the database servers has now been resolved.
Update 18 (March 18)
12:56 p.m. (IST): Even as the engineers work to expand the database servers, it becomes rather apparent that Truth Social suffers from a severe lack of support from the right.
As a result, Truth Social’s owning company, DWAC, has seen stock prices fall over the past few days. However, at press time, the shares gained 2.56%.
Update 19 (March 19)
08:43 (IST): Reports on social platforms such as Twitter indicate that many Truth Social users cannot access the app because the service is down and not working.
#TruthSocial is down. (Source)
@TheRickWilson Truth Social is down! No one can enter! Everyone is locked out! There is widespread crying and bleating from the TFG cult on TWITTER. Oh the irony. Ahahahahah. #DTE (Source)
Besides Twitter, many have also turned to Descent detector to report an outage with Truth Social.
6:11 p.m. (IST): The server crash on Truth Social appears to have been resolved, so users should now be able to access the platform without issue.
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