What Is FreeSpace? Donald Trump Reportedly in Talks With Little-known Social Media App

Donald Trump is reportedly considering a partnership with social media app FreeSpace, among others, as the former president seeks to launch his own platform.

Trump's senior adviser Jason Miller told Fox News on March 21 the entrepreneur would make a return to social media in "probably about two or three months here, with his own platform."

Trump was banned or suspended from nearly all major social media apps including Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat in January following the Capitol riots.

He has since been in talkswith lesser-known platforms in a bid to secure a partnership and FreeSpace is said to be one app Trump is considering, Axios reported Wednesday. Newsweek has contacted Trump's team and Freespace for comment.

Freespace is relatively unknown at the moment, with 425 daily active users as of March 22 2021 according to data released by the app. In contrast, Twitter reported at least 192 million daily active users in a February 9 letter to shareholders.

It is also quite new. The app launched on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store on February 1.

The app is similar to other social media apps in that users create a profile to post status updates, upload photos, and chat to one another—but with a particular focus on lifestyle habits.

The app's website states it is based around "value reward systems" which aim to reward "good habits and healthy online interactions."

It says: "FreeSpace encourages the public to share the daily actions & content they believe will add value to their lives and model healthy habits for others to duplicate."

A screenshot of the app featured on the FreeSpace website shows what appear to be status update options that users can choose from. They include "worked out," "meditated," "got kids ready," and "drank water."

It is angled towards monetization and sponsorships and specifically highlights "entrepreneurs" in its description. Details about Trump's reported interest in the app are unclear.

Axios reported FreeSpace is affiliated with Skylab Apps—a platform that allows sports coaches and trainers to connect with clients.

Trump used Twitter frequently as president and his posts were often contentious. On January 8, the platform announced it had permanently banned him after reviewing two of his tweets following the deadly violence which hit the U.S. Capitol two days prior.

It stated: "After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them—specifically how they are being received and interpreted on and off Twitter—we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence."

Meanwhile, Facebook's Oversight Board is still weighing up whether or not to allow Trump to continue using that platform.

Donald Trump using mobile phone
Donald Trump uses his phone in the White House on June 18, 2020 in Washington, DC. The former president was a frequent Twitter user before his high-profile ban. Alex Wong/Getty