True protects your privacy with private, threaded, beautiful sharing. No ads and always free, it's your friends and family without commercial interruption.
Focused on people you really know, we’re making social a safe, happy place without personal data mining.
• It’s the quality of relationships, not quantity, that make us happier. We’re building new ways to tell your story and strengthen your community
• We don’t spy on you, read your cookies or follow you around the internet. You own your data, forever, and we’ll never sell or share it with anyone
It’s time to try an honest solution. We’re thrilled to get you back to things that matter.
The True Story
True was founded in a lovely little mountain town filled with giant redwoods, beautiful valleys and neighbors who look after each other.
It’s this real-life Happy Valley that inspired us to build a company that gets back to things that matter. Real friends and real life without commercial interruption.
It’s the quality of our relationships, not the quantity, that make us happier. It’s the joy of making new friends and connecting with old ones that strengthen our sense of community.
Somehow, in a rush for growth and profit, these feelings have been lost. Social today no longer feels like a Happy Valley, it’s more like we’re all living in a big creepy commercial.
Big social companies are in the middle of our relationships. They’re taking our best intentions and selling them to the highest bidder.
Well, we’re just not going to do that anymore.
Why Should I Trust You Guys?
There’s a lot of talk about privacy. Every few weeks, another big company gets caught in a new scandal. But there is never anything really done about it and we go on accepting the problem.
The crazy thing is, this is never going to stop. As long as these companies make money by selling our personal information, they will always find ways to collect it.
But we never signed up for this. We didn’t post our lives, families and personal relationships for sale. We did not agree to let these companies make money from being in the middle of our friendships.
We believe you should be free to share your life without big brands competing for your attention. You should own your information and decide what you want to do with it. 3rd parties should never have access to your data. You should not be the product.
We believe your privacy matters. We take it into consideration with every decision we make. You should believe we respect your privacy and trust we’ll do the right thing with your information.
What’s Different About It?
We just don’t think you can be yourself in a world of perfect pictures awash in a sea of influencers. Old-school social is for blasting your life to people you don’t really know, measured by standards you will never achieve.
So we’ve built a new kind of threaded sharing that is private by default. Until now, no one has tried this before. It gives you control over things you want to share and who you want to share them with.
By combining beautiful, edge-to-edge storytelling with private messaging, it’s the best of both worlds.
What do we all love? Updates from real friends. But original thoughts and stories have gone missing in big social.
Sadly, most content today is created by companies with an agenda. We share an endless stream of news and ideas pushed by these companies and no longer share our real lives.
So we built a platform that only allows original content. There are no political arguments here. You come to True to see real updates from friends. Content they created themselves, not clickbait designed to hold your attention and manipulate opinion.
True lets you… be you. Real sharing from real friends, we’re making social a safe, happy place again.
Who's ready for 2022!?
In this update we've:
• Upgraded the whole product to work perfectly with IOS 15
• Fixed a number of streaming video issues
• Quashed bugs and increased performance all over the place
Rounding up 2021, private sharing has never been more important and people are sharing on True more than ever before. Coming in 2022, we'll be launching brand new features to beautifully share your life with the people you care about. We can't wait to show you what's coming and thanks for the love while we build new ways to tell your story.
Ratings and Reviews
True is Absolutely 5 stars
If you want a private, threaded method of communication, then True’s new version is for you. It’s completely private and a place where your information is not sold. If you and your friends value your content, True provides a place to interact and create connections that matter. Say no to fake friends. Take an idea, combine your close friends contributions and... create magic. True is social at its best!
Just needs a few fixes
I don’t know why my review disappeared, but here it is again: The app certainly is sleek, but I can’t access my other albums—also, the Camera Roll is a mess—and I can’t use my own gifs.
Edit: Okay, so you fixed the order of pics/videos in the Camera Roll (thanks!), but I still can’t access my other albums, which means there’s no organization when finding a photo (which is hard when there’s thousands of photos in your Gallery). And, I still can’t upload my own gifs (there’s no animation to it, it’s like a single frame photo).
Developer Response ,
Hi there Sunset! Thanks for your review and sorry for the delay in getting back to ya. Glad to see you noticed that we fixed the camera roll order issue and apologies for the mess.
We feel your pain on album selection and are happy to report that it's on the way. As for uploading your own GIFs, I'll bring this up to the development team and see if we can get this in as well. Feel free to reach out again if you have more ideas!
Helen, Director of Product @True
It’s like Slack for your social
No more noisy feed! You create different groups; threads and switch between different conversations you’re having. It’s a cool way to organize what you’re posting. If you have a bunch of friends with cats, start a cat thread and invite them. Do the same thing for your running group or do a sunset challenge where everybody posts nothing but sunsets. Really cool!
Data Used to Track You
The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:
- Usage Data
Data Linked to You
The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:
- Contact Info
- User Content
- Usage Data
Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More
- Hello Mobile Inc.
- 102 MB
- Social Networking
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- © 2022 Hello Mobile Inc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.