After six years … President Obama finally has his own Twitter account

Barack Obama is now on Twitter.
Barack Obama is now on Twitter.

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.

Previously, the president tweeted from various White House accounts run by his advisors.