What happens to the @POTUS Twitter account after the election?

President Barack Obama speaks during a "Twitter Town Hall" in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 6, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Here's a 21st century dilemma if there ever was one: What happens to the @POTUS Twitter account and other social media handles after Election Day?

President Obama's was the first administration to embrace social media, launching a robust online presence that spans Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Tumble, Medium and other platforms, but will POTUS 45 inherit Obama's massive social media following?

Yes, the White House announced Monday, although with one caveat -- POTUS 45 will inherit all of the official White House social media handles and followers, but not their existing content, giving the next President a fresh start on social media.

All of President Obama's tweets will be archived under the newly created @POTUS44 handle, which will be administered by the National Archives and Records Administration.

NARA will archive the administration's other Twitter, Facebook and Instagram profiles (like @WhiteHouse, @FLOTUS, @PressSec, and @VP) under similar Obama-specific handles.

Other digital initiatives, like WhiteHouse.Gov and petition platform We The People, will have their content archived but be made available for use by future administrations.
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