Twitter clone Parler becomes most-downloaded app in a single day in the US: Features and more – Times of India

Social media app Parler not too long ago turned one of the most-downloaded apps in the US, because of Twitter flagging some of Donald Trump’s latest tweets as ‘misleading’. As per a report by SensorTower, the app noticed 980,000 downloads throughout the US election week. The virtually two-12 months-previous app is now amongst the most-downloaded apps on each Apple App Store and Google Play Store in the US.
As for the ban, Twitter additionally reportedly banned a number of different Right Wing-linked accounts for allegedly spreading misinformation and violating its guidelines. Even Facebook took down pages of some proper wing leaders for what it claimed spreading faux information.
Parler was launched by John Matze and Jared Thomson together with assist from Republican Rebekah Mercer in 2018. The app made its mark as an alternative choice to Twitter permitting “free speech.” The sudden improve in person base was witnessed quickly after President Donald Trump misplaced to Joe Biden in the US presidential race.

What is Parler and how one can open an account
Parler is similar to Twitter. You can publish as much as 1000 characters, touch upon different’s posts and additionally “echo” them. Echo is just like retweet however has a megaphone icon. You can upvote a publish, share them and additionally use hashtags. The platform is similar to Twitter and you would wish to have your personal ID.
To open an account on Parler, you would wish to obtain Parler from the app and signal in together with your electronic mail deal with, cellular quantity and password. A cellular quantity is crucial for creating your account as you would wish to confirm with an OTP.

Features Twitter Parler
Character restrict 280 1000
Mobile quantity
required
No Yes
Verification badges For public figures For all
Multimedia assist Yes Yes

How is Parler totally different from Twitter
Parler makes it necessary to sign-in together with your cellular quantity. The firm claims that this makes it tough for bots to function. Also, there’s more character restrict than Twitter. Your publish may be as much as 1000 characters lengthy whereas on Twitter there may be a restrict of simply 280 characters. But what’s most vital is that Parler has fewer guidelines than Twitter. There are not any reality-checkers or the Parker won’t label any publish as misinformation.
Parler additionally presents colored badges to determine public figures and basic customers. It additionally makes it straightforward to determine bots and doesn’t enable customers to spam together with “repetitive comments and posts which are irrelevant to the conversation.” But the main USP is Parler will enable folks to publish any content material in the identify of freedom of speech with out the concern of being banned or labelled as misinformation.

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