BARACK Obama has opened his own personal Twitter account today.
The US president opened the account under the handle @POTUS.
His first tweet was to say “hi” to his followers, recognising how long it had taken for him to have his own profile.
Hello, Twitter! It's Barack. Really! Six years in, they're finally giving me my own account.
— President Obama (@POTUS44) May 18, 2015
Previously, the president tweeted from various White House accounts run by his advisors.