By Chris Udochukwu
Abuja (Precise Post) – As the January 20 swearing-in of the President-elect, Joe Biden approaches, Twitter said it will be at work transferring its institutional “@POTUS” account to him, the company announced Thursday.
Twitter’s other institutional White House accounts — @WhiteHouse, @VP, @FLOTUS, and @PressSec — will also be moved to the Biden administration.
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.
Trump’s current presidential account, @POTUS, for example, will become @POTUS45.
Twitter also noted that followers of the current White House accounts do not automatically transfer to the new administration.
Users will receive notifications, Twitter said, prompting them to follow the new accounts.