POTUS Verified: President Obama Finally Gets His Own Twitter Account

Say Goodbye to those White House tweets signed – “BO.”

— -- Say goodbye to those White House tweets signed – “BO.”

From now on, whenever President Obama personally tweets, it will be from his newly launched @POTUS account. Only the President, himself, will tweet from this account, the White House advises, making all the tweets from @POTUS directly attributed to the President.

Obama is “committed to making his Administration the most open and participatory in history,” giving Americans a new way to engage on the issues that are most important to them, the White House said in a statement.

Not surprisingly, only being active on Twitter for a very short time, Obama’s account has already been verified by Twitter.

Despite his rapid popularity on Twitter -- gaining more than 200,000 followers in an hour -- the President has some way to go before catching up with heartthrobs Justin Bieber or Katy Perry – the two most followed people on Twitter.

ABC’s Michelle Manzione and Ben Siegel contributed to this report.