Michelle Obama is now on Snapchat
Follow the first lady as she snaps away
The Obamas are arguably the most hip, tech-savvy couple the White House has ever seen. So it’s no surprise that first lady Michelle Obama has added Snapchat to her growing list of social media accounts.
Tuesday, Obama took to Instagram, announcing to her 5 million followers that she joined Snapchat, the mobile messaging app that allows temporary posting of videos and pictures. The posts can only be viewed for 24 hours before disappearing from the app’s servers.
The first lady’s latest social media account comes right ahead of her trip to Liberia, Morocco and Spain for Let Girls Learn, an initiative created in March 2015 to “employ a holistic approach to change the perception of the value of girls at the individual, community and institutional levels; foster an enabling environment for adolescent girls’ education; and engage and equip girls to make life decisions and important contributions to society,” according to its website. She will be documenting and sharing special moments in her journey via Snapchat.
In her first few snaps, Obama offers behind-the-scenes videos and pictures from the White House, complete with her own “First Lady Michelle Obama” geofilter. She also greets Snapchatters with a selfie, records “Carpool Karaoke” for CBS’ The Late Late Show with James Corden, and hangs out with Kevin Vincent and Jeremiah Hall, the teens whose catchy dance moves on Instagram inspired the Running Man Challenge.
You can view snaps for only 10 seconds or less! Blink and you’ll miss Obama and all of her entertaining moments.