Twitter has announced that it will transfer it’s institutional “@POTUS” account to President-elect Joe Biden on the day of his inaguration.
In a recent Newyork post, Twitter’s other institutional White House accounts – @WhiteHouse, @VP, @FLOTUS, and @PressSec – will also be moved to the Biden administration.
The company announced that for this transition of power, they also created a new account – @SecondGentleman – meant for Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’s husband, Douglas Emhoff.
Biden on Thursday night reminded his followers of the upcoming switch.
“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,” he tweeted from his current @PresElectBiden account.
But before the Biden administration assumes control of their new accounts, Twitter said the company must first transfer the current White House institutional ones to the National Archives and Records Administration.
The Trump administration’s current White House accounts will remain publicly available under new tags once they are archived.
Trump’s current presidential account, @POTUS, for example, will become @POTUS45.