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Wed Jan 20, 2021, 01:10 PM Jan 2021

Twitter Officially Transfers @POTUS Account to President Biden [View all]

Source: Variety

Twitter switched over control of the official @POTUS account and other official White House handles to President Joe Biden just minutes after he was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States.

Twitter transferred the official White House accounts to the Biden team on Wednesday after President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris took the oath of office. In addition to @POTUS, those are @WhiteHouse, @POTUS, @VP, @FLOTUS and @PressSec. In addition, Twitter created a new account for Harris’ husband, Douglas Emhoff: @SecondGentleman.

With the changeover, the White House accounts did not carry over the millions of followers from the Trump administration (unlike in 2017, when Trump inherited Obama’s @POTUS followers). Twitter migrated the followers of the Biden’s previous handles to the new accounts (e.g., @PresElectBiden became @POTUS and @Transition46 became @WhiteHouse) and the social network will alert the White House accounts’ previous followers to let them re-follow the new administration’s accounts.

As of this writing, Biden’s @POTUS account has 995,000 followers and @WhiteHouse has 1.5 million.

Read more: https://variety.com/2021/digital/news/president-biden-potus-twitter-1234887956/
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