Michelle Obama’s Instagram off and running as she shares pictures from Africa

Michelle Obama First Instagram

The First Lady of the United States joined Instagram today… And jumped right into photo sharing with the picture above.

“My first instagram! So inspired and so impressed by these extraordinary young women. -mo #FLOTUSinAfrica”

Michelle, who is currently touring Africa with daughter Malia, followed up the inaugural image with three more and a 15-second video.

Since signing up for the social media app earlier today, Michelle already has more than 17,000 followers. (Don’t be offended if she doesn’t follow back. So far, Michelle’s only keeping up with @WhiteHouse.)

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The move to join Instagram is not surprising for Michelle, considering her husband is already on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. In fact, Barack Obama has actively engaged on social media throughout his presidency, which has created a platform comparable to Franklin Roosevelt’s Fireside Chats.

You can follow Michelle’s adventures on Instagram by searching for @MichelleObama.

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