Twitter will transfer the @POTUS account to President-elect Joe Biden when he is sworn in on Inauguration Day, the company told Politico.
Twitter will transfer the account to Biden even though President Donald Trump has not provided one.
“Twitter is actively preparing to support the transition to the White House’s institutional Twitter account on January 20, 2021,” a Twitter spokesman said in a statement to The Verge, Friday, November 20, 2020.
“As we did for the presidential transition in 2017, this process is being carried out in close consultation with the National Archives and Archives Administration.”
Other presidential accounts, including @whitehouse, @VP, and @FLOTUS, will also be moved, reports Politico.
Content on all accounts will be archived prior to transfer, and accounts will be reset to show zero tweets.
Trump will continue to control his personal account, @realDonaldTrump, following Biden’s inauguration , but the account will lose the special protections it gets due to Trump’s status as world leader – meaning he will be subject to the same rules as the majority of users.