It took less than five hours for the official Twitter account of the President of the United States to reach 1 million followers.
That broke a Guinness World Record formerly held by actor Robert Downey Jr., who hit 1 million in 23 hours and 22 minutes in April 2014, the folks at Guinness say.
This is not the President’s first twitter account. His personal account @BarackObama has 59 million followers. But the POTUS account stays with the office.
The map-making folks at CartoDB made a time-lapse video of the world-record-shattering event, showing the explosion of followers.