Barack Obama just posted his number online because he really wants you to text him
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Former president Barack Obama shared his number on Instagram and Twitter and asked his followers to text him.

Obama, who has 120m Twitter followers and 30m Instagram followers, posted a number urging Americans to “send me a text”.

In the call for texts, he wrote: “I want to hear how you’re doing, what’s on your mind, and how you’re planning on voting this year.”

He continued: “I’ll be in touch from time to time to share what’s on my mind, too”.

While you might be texted to drop a ‘hey u up?’ text in the middle of the night, this text message initiative is reportedly part of a campaign to register new voters.

It’s not, unfortunately, actually Obama’s own personal number.

The number he posted is part of a new platform called ‘Community’ that allows influential people to send or receive texts en-masse.

Community, according to their website, is a “new conversation platform enabling direct and instant communication at massive scale, all through text messaging”.

Given that the election on November 3rd is growing ever closer, it’s likely that Obama will use the platform to engage with potential voters and help Joe Biden win.

On social media, many people were excited to now have a former president in their contacts.

Others used their new contact as an opportunity to simply chat with Obama.

We’re planning our text to him right this second.

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