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@POTUS Twitter account shifts to Trump

@POTUS Twitter account shifts to Trump

At about 9 a.m. on the day that President Obama prepared to become a former president, the official @POTUS Twitter account was still tweeting on his behalf.

But @POTUS belongs to whoever is President of the United States. And as President Trump takes office, that means Trump gets @POTUS, along with its 13.7 million followers. If you're following President Barack Obama on Twitter on the @POTUS account, you'll be following President Trump too, unless you manually unfollow.

One thing President Trump doesn't inherit? The archive of Obama's tweets. As part of the "digital transition" plan laid out by the Obama White House shortly before the election, the incoming...