Former US President Donald Trump will launch his own social media platform, according to one of his former advisers.

Twitter permanently suspended Mr Trump's account after it argued that he used it to encourage people to take part in the rally that turned into the violent storming of the US Capitol on 6 January.

The former president was also banned, temporarily or permanently, by other major platforms including Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Snapchat.

But speaking to Fox News in the US, Jason Miller said that Mr Trump is likely to return to social media in probably about two or three months.

"It's going to completely redefine the game, and everybody is going to be waiting and watching to see what exactly President Trump does, but it will be his own platform," said Mr Miller, who held senior posts in both of Mr Trump's presidential campaigns.

Mr Trump's provocative use of social media was a defining feature of his presidency, as he drew 88 million followers to Twitter and often used tweets to denounce his critics or to announce personnel changes or significant policy shifts.

Since leaving Washington and returning to his Mar-a-Lago resort home in Florida, the former president has kept a relatively low profile, largely relegated to issuing occasional news releases.

Despite Mr Trump's defeat in November's election by Democrat Joe Biden, he remains influential in the Republican Party and has not ruled out a third run for the presidency in 2024.