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The first lady is already on Twitter as @MichelleObama, an account run by the president’s campaign. That account has been mostly inactive President Obama won reelection last November.

The first lady’s staff in the White House will run this new account. Much like her campaign account and other White House Twitter accounts, including the president’s, tweets sent personally by Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaMichelle Obama says upcoming memoir shares the 'ordinariness of a very extraordinary story' Colbert: Melania Trump’s jacket was ‘one message she did not steal from Michelle Obama’ Melania Trump puzzles with 'I really don't care' jacket MORE will be tagged “-mo.” Staff sent the first tweet.

The new account launched just in time for the first lady to receive a new batch of followers for her birthday, and it helps that she already got a re-tweet from the White House, bumping her follower count up to nearly 5,000 within the first half hour of its launch.

She also received a few birthday greetings earlier in the day from members of Congress, including Reps. Karen BassKaren Ruth BassIn the shadow of another epidemic, we must protect our children US lawmakers celebrate the royal wedding Dem rep on Trump tweet: ‘An embarrassment on the international stage’ MORE (D-Calif.) and Tim Ryan (D-Ohio).