Trump's new social-media platform, Truth Social, has an interface that looks an awful lot like Twitter's

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Trump's new social-media platform, Truth Social, has an interface that looks an awful lot like Twitter's
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Posts made on Truth Social, per its app mockup, appear bear some similarities to Twitter's user interface. Screengrab/TRUTH Social App Store; Screengrab/Twitter App Store
  • Donald Trump's new social-media platform, scheduled for a 2022 launch, looks a lot like Twitter.

  • Truth Social's similarities to Twitter were particularly striking on the profile page.

  • Trump is permanently barred from Twitter.

Former President Donald Trump's newly announced social-media platform, Truth Social, scheduled for a 2022 launch, appears to have a user interface that closely resembles Twitter's.

An Apple App Store listing included iPhone screenshots previewing how the app might look. The Truth Social app seems meant to include functions that let people "follow" one another and repost messages.

The interface also appears to bear a striking resemblance to Twitter, particularly where its profile page is concerned. In the screenshots, the profile page on Truth Social's iPhone screenshots features a circular display picture set against a cover photo, accompanied by a bio and one's follower count. Twitter has a similar setup on its iPhone app.

According to the app's listing, it will contain features like a "TRUTH Feed," where people can "get the scoop on the latest thoughts and activities from the people, organizations, and news outlets that interest you."

The app also touts as a key feature its "Search" function, with the description of this feature saying: "Search for a voice that you find interesting and easily follow them right from the search list or view their profile first before deciding."

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Truth Social appears to have several Twitter-like functions, including a news feed and the ability to follow other users. Screengrab/App Store

Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Insider.

Trump on Wednesday announced plans to launch Truth Social in the first quarter of 2022. The app's App Store description outlines its "Big Tent" approach to social-media use, which it argues will promote inclusivity.

"Think of a giant outdoor event tent at your best friend's wedding. Who's there? The combination of multiple families from all over the United States, and the world," the description on Truth Social says. "Uncle Jim from Atlanta is a proud libertarian. Aunt Kellie from Texas is a staunch conservative. Your cousin, John from California, is a die-hard liberal. And guess what? They're all together to have an amazing time and share their viewpoints of the world."

Trump said in a press statement released on Twitter through his spokeswoman Liz Harrington that he wanted Truth Social "to stand up to the tyranny of Big Tech."

The former president has been permanently barred from Twitter. He is also barred from Facebook until at least January 2023.

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