After Twitter announced Joe Biden will receive the @POTUS account, Facebook has also confirmed it will transfer the official presidential account on its platform to US president-elect after he is inaugurated on January 20, regardless of whether Trump concedes before that.
Twitter on Friday said it was going to transfer the @POTUS account to Biden the day he is sworn in.
Facebook on Saturday joined the micro-blogging platform in doing the same.
“In 2017, we worked with both the Obama Administration and incoming Trump Administration to make sure the transition of their Facebook and Instagram accounts was seamless on January 20th, and we expect to do the same here,” the company said in a statement.
According to Twitter, all existing tweets on those accounts will be archived and Twitter will transfer the accounts — reset to zero tweets — to Biden.
Trump will continue to control his personal account, @realDonaldTrump, after Biden’s inauguration.
From January 20 next year, Trump will lose special privileges on Twitter and his tweets will be treated as any other user.
Facebook, however, did not say anything about special privileges.