Obama tweeted, "Hello, Twitter! It's Barack. Really! Six years in, they're finally giving me my own account."
The @POTUS Twitter account will serve as a new way for President Obama to engage directly with the American people, with tweets coming exclusively from him, according to Whitehouse.gov.
President Obama is committed to making his Administration the most open and participatory in history, and @POTUS will give Americans a new venue to engage on the issues that matter most to them.
Take a look at a photo of Obama tweeting from the Oval Office below...