6 years after he took office, Obama was finally given the @Potus handle. (President of The United States). The handle will be transferred to the next President, and as Obama put it, “It comes with the house”.
Hello, Twitter! It’s Barack. Really! Six years in, they’re finally giving me my own account.
— President Obama (@POTUS) May 18, 2015
@Potus quickly went into the Guinness book of World Records as the Twitter account that hit 1 million followers in the fastest time. It achieved this milestone in under 5 hours. Ironman star Robert Downey Jr previously held that record, with his handle reaching 1 million followers in 23 hours 22 minutes, back in April 2014. Obama’s other handle @BarackObama is operated by the President’s campaign team, and it has been several years since he last tweeted. He will however put out the tweets @Potus personally. President Uhuru, through his handle @UKenyatta, wrote.
Welcome to @Twitter, @POTUS. I look forward to your visit to Kenya this July #TembeaKenya #GES2015Kenya
Unlike @Potus, Uhuru does not tweet for himself.