Social Media

Trump posts first tweet from POTUS Twitter handle


America is now officially on watch for Tweeter-in-chief.

President Donald Trump posted his first tweet from the official presidential Twitter account, a Facebook link to a transcript of his inaugural address.

Tweet: #InaugurationDay Speech

Trump took over the official presidential Twitter handle, @POTUS, on Friday, after it was cleared of Barack Obama's tweets. The transition was widely expected, after the White House announced in October it would move Obama's tweets to @potus44, which will be managed by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).

The account, now with 1 tweet, has more than 5 million followers. Meanwhile, Trump tweeted 16 times on inauguration day from his personal account, mostly sharing Facebook posts.

The new tweet was not posted to his personal account.

Transition sources told NBC News earlier this month that Trump would keep using his personal account, @realDonaldTrump, which has over 20 million followers.

A NBC/WSJ poll this month reported that 69 percent of Americans believe Trump's Twitter habits are a "bad thing" and want him to cut back. Businesses have also been closely eyeing Trump's social media posts, which appear on Bloomberg terminals and have PR teams constantly on the ready.

— CNBC's John Harwood contributed to this report.