Social media giants to hand Biden/Harris @POTUS, @VP handle, includes new additions
The “peaceful transition of social media power” will come at 12:01pm, January 20th
WASHINGTON, DC- Social media giants Facebook and, more exclusively Twitter, announced Thursday in a press release that the @WhiteHouse, @POTUS, @VP, @FLOTUS and @PressSec handles will transition over as Joe Biden’s oath of office is underway on January 20th at 12:01pm. At that time, all handles will start fresh and change over from the Trump Administration to the Biden Administration.
On Thursday, the new handles were released prior to the transition on January 20th. President-Elect Biden notified those on Twitter that “until then, I’ll be using @JoeBiden”, but is unclear if he will continue to use his original 14 year old account on a daily basis.
Folks — This will be the account for my official duties as President. At 12:01 PM on January 20th, it will become @POTUS. Until then, I'll be using @JoeBiden. And while you're here, follow @FLOTUSBiden @SenKamalaHarris @SecondGentleman and @Transition46.— President-elect Biden (@PresElectBiden) January 15, 2021
The following social media handles currently are as follows:
@PresElectBiden will become @POTUS
@SenKamalaHarris will become @VP
@FLOTUSBiden will become @FLOTUS
@Transition46 will become the @WhiteHouse
The brand new @SecondGentleman handle is up and running, and
@PressSecPsaki will have the @PressSec handle
During that time, the National Archives and Records Administration will archive President Trump’s current accounts with a “45” at the end to show they are archived
As the transition happens, Twitter will send an in in-app alert to tell those that the transition is happening, and suggests you follow the new Biden Administration accounts.
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