After being gone from the App Store for the past few months, the social networking app Parler has returned.
Parler, for those who do not know, is primarily a politically conservative/right-leaning social media platform that was taken down right the insurrection that took place at the United States Capitol building on January 6, 2021.
Over the last few months it has been off most app stores, the company has been asked by Apple to have some form of tool or resource for users to use when they suspect that there should content on the app that should not be allowed.
Essentially, there will be a form of a filter as for what is and isn’t allowed on it.
There was a new version of the app released today in the App Store, Version 2.39. It states the following updates were made to it:
- Enhanced threat and incitement reporting tools
- Bug fixes and stability improvements
What does make this a unique situation are posts that are now allowed to be on the iOS app will still be seen on its website-based platform. This is due to the new hosting service that Parler has called “Epik,” which is the same one that free speech social networking service Gab did.
However, at this time, Gab is not available in the App Store and those who use it have to use it through the mobile browser or desktop site.
Parler is still banned in the Google Play Store and there has been no word on when it will return there.
Parler is a free app in the App Store and free to join as well.
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