The White House subsequently tweeted a photo of Biden sending her inaugural tweet from an iPad.

Lawmakers, including Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), welcomed Biden to the social media network.

Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaSmithsonian moves Michelle Obama portrait to larger space over high demand Trump celebrates St. Patrick's day on Twitter Michelle Obama’s advice to girls: 'Do not be afraid to fail' MORE initially joined Twitter under her personal name in January 2012, in an account created by the Obama campaign. In January of this year, her office set up an official handle — @FLOTUS — for her White House duties.

Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenKentucky candidate takes heat for tweeting he'd like to use congressman for target practice The Hill's 12:30 Report Biden hosting fundraiser in Miami MORE joined Twitter in July 2011; President Obama announced he would begin personally tweeting from his account a month earlier.