Jack Dorsey’s New ‘Decentralized’ Twitter Hits the App Store

Twitter users could have the chance to pivot to an upcoming rival social media app, Bluesky, which launched its Beta test on Apple’s app store Tuesday. Former Twitter CEO and founder Jack Dorsey is the mastermind behind Bluesky, which he announced he would be focusing on after Elon Musk bought Twitter for $44 billion in October of last year.

Bluesky was originally conceptualized as a “decentralized social network” 2019 as an extension of Twitter, but later broke off to become its own platform. The company announced it had gone off on its own early last year, writing in a Twitter post, “Both Twitter and Bluesky realized that our independence is important to the success of the project, which is why we established an independent company to ensure that we serve the broadest possible interests.”

The Beta app can be downloaded from the App store by invite-only, and users who want to join can submit their email addresses to be placed on the waiting list.

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