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01/20/2017 04:56 pm ET Updated Jan 20, 2017

Barack Obama Tweets As A Private Citizen For First Time

"Is this thing still on?"

The office of the president has changed hands, and so has the official @POTUS Twitter account.

After Barack Obama handed the country and the Twitter handle over to Donald Trump, the outgoing president wasted little time in tweeting from his private Twitter account, which had been basically only used to retweet from the POTUS account since Jan. 19, 2009.

Obama may have worried his old account was a little rusty.

Obama, a former law professor, couldn’t sign off completely from social media without first giving America a homework assignment.

Michelle Obama also tweeted from @MichelleObama, a change from the official @FLOTUS account, which is now “run by the Office of First Lady Melania Trump.” 

Although Trump now has control over the @POTUS Twitter handle, he said he would stick with his personal account, @RealDonaldTrump.

If you want to read what Obama tweeted while president, visit the new accounts @ObamaWhiteHouse, @POTUS44, @VP44 and @FLOTUS44.

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