New White House press secretary Jay Carney will assume the @PressSec Twitter handle on Monday.
White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer tweeted the news on Friday:
Jay Carney will officially take over the @PressSec account next week. He will start by taking your questions on Monday afternoon.
Carney started his job last Monday, but has not yet taken to Twitter, prompting questions about if and when he would. In his previous post as Vice President Biden's communications adviser, Carney did not use Twitter.
His predecessor Robert Gibbs was an active tweeter on the @PressSec account, which has over 150,000 followers. Gibbs' old tweets are still intact on the site.
The last time the account tweeted was Feb. 3, but it now bears Carney's name and photo.