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President Obama Just Joined Facebook

He's a little late to the party but that's OK.

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The president had a page for his campaign called "Barack Obama" and the White House has its own page, but before Monday there had never been an ~official~ Facebook page for the POTUS.

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A White House spokesman told BuzzFeed News that this account, like the @POTUS Twitter account, will belong to the next president after he or she takes office.


He skipped a simple status update for his first post and went straight to posting a Facebook video, where he takes a walk through the White House garden while discussing climate change.

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"I hope you'll join me in speaking out on climate change and educating your friends about why this issue is so important," Obama said in the post. "At a time when nearly three in four adults online use Facebook, this feels like a great place to do it."

The president has also backfilled his profile with some events from his life, including his two inaugurations.

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Stephanie McNeal is a social news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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