Twitter Will Transfer Presidential Account ‘@POTUS’ To Joe Biden On Inauguration Day
Twitter will transfer the account to Biden even if President Donald Trump hasn’t conceded. Twitter will transfer @POTUS, @whitehouse, @VP, @FLOTUS, and a handful other official accounts associated with the presidency.
“Twitter is actively preparing to support the transition of White House institutional Twitter accounts on January 20th, 2021,” Twitter spokesperson Nick Pacilio said in an email to Policito. “As we did for the presidential transition in 2017, this process is being done in close consultation with the National Archives and Records Administration.”
The handover requires no sharing of information between the outgoing Trump team and incoming Biden team, according to the company. All existing tweets on those accounts will be archived and Twitter will transfer the accounts — reset to zero tweets — to the Biden White House that day.