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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 Obama5 ways politics could steal the show at Oscars Why cutting back ‘free’ school lunches would be a favor to families Instagram taps former Michelle Obama, Clinton aide to lead communications 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 BassA guide to the committees: House House Dems: Force Flynn to testify before Foreign Affairs panel CBC to Trump: Keep Richard Cordray, ensure the protection of American consumers MORE (D-Calif.) and Tim Ryan (D-Ohio).