The digital transfer of power is complete.
“There is no time to waste when it comes to tackling the crises we face,” Biden wrote in his first message from the @POTUS account. “That’s why today, I am heading to the Oval Office to get right to work delivering bold action and immediate relief for American families.”
Vice President Kamala Harris was more succinct in her inaugural @VP message. “Ready to serve,” Harris wrote.
The handoff is a multistep process, according to Twitter.
First, Twitter transferred institutional accounts, including @WhiteHouse, @POTUS, @VP, @FLOTUS and @PressSec from Donald Trump’s administration to the National Archives and Records Administration, where the content will be archived for public use.
Then, after Biden and Harris were sworn in, Twitter transferred the accounts to the Biden administration, including a newly created handle, @SecondGentleman, for Harris’ husband, Doug Emhoff.