Here's what happens when you text Obama on the phone number he shared

Hierdie week, former President Barack Obama gedeel something quite personal with millions of his social media followers.

It was a numbera phone number to be exactwith a simple message from the former President: text me.
Before we get to what happens when you do, let’s talk about why he did that.

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    Election day is creeping up and early voting is already underway in various states across the nation.
    With a record number of voters expected to vote by mail due to the coronavirus pandemic, Obama wants to know how you are doing and how you plan to vote this year.
    “Goed so, let’s try something new,” Obama wrote in a post shared on various social media platforms. “If you’re in the United States, send me a text at 773-365-9687 — I want to hear how you’re doing, what’s on your mind, and how you’re planning on voting this year.
    I’ll be in touch from time to time to share what’s on my mind, ook,” hy het bygevoeg.
    Obama’s post was accompanied with a picture of him and his wife, former first lady Michelle Obama looking at a phone.
    But the former president is not the only one in the Obama household trying to get in touch with voters.
    Michelle Obama is also making the druk to register more voters before Election Day through When We All Vote, a nonpartisan voter engagement organization that she co-chairs.
    O, en necklace she wore during her speech at Democratic National Convention spelling out the word V-O-T-E also went viral.

    Here’s what happens when you call

    Obama may have shared a number but it’s not actually syne personal phone number.
    After three rings, and you will hear an all-too-familiar voice of the former President.
    Hi it’s Barack Obama,” hy sê. “Send me a text and I’ll send you messages from time to time. Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Text the same numberand you get an immediate response.
    “Haai! It’s Barack. Click the link to sign up so I can respond directly to you. I won’t be able to get to everything, but I’ll be in touch to share what’s on my mind and I want to hear from you, ook. Let’s do this.
    Clicked on the link, and it leads you to Community.com, a text-based platform that enablesdirect and instant communication at massive scale, all through text messaging,” according to its webwerf.
      To sign up, you input your name, geslag, birthday and cityproviding your email address is optional.
      Obama isn’t the only high profile public figure that has utilized Community to his social media followers. Celebrities like Kerry Washington, Ashton Kutcher, Amy Schumer and Megan Thee Stallion have also used the text-based platform to connect with their fans.

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