You Can Now Facebook Message President Obama

You Can Now Facebook Message President Obama

The White House announced that President Obama will use a Facebook Messenger bot to receive correspondence from citizens.

Jason Goldman, the White House’s chief digital officer said on White House.gov, “For the greater part of our nation’s history, the only way to get a message to the President and the White House was to send it by mail. Technology made new ways of communicating possible. In the 1880s, the White House began receiving phone calls. In 1994, WhiteHouse.gov introduced a way for the public to submit messages online.”

Users hoping to send the American President a message will need to go to Facebook.com/WhiteHouse or find the White House on the Messenger app to start a thread with the President's new chat bot.

"Every day, President Obama reads 10 letters that were sent to him by the American people," the White House said in a Facebook announcement. "Now, our goal is to bring the conversation to even more Americans."