President Obama's Facebook page will serve as a new place online to engage directly with the American people, with videos and posts coming exclusively from him,, said a statement issued by the White House.
The President is committed to making his Administration the most open and participatory in history, and this page will offer Americans a new venue to share their thoughts with the President on the issues that they care about the most.
"Hello, Facebook! I finally got my very own page. I hope you'll think of this as a place where we can have real conversations about the most important issues facing our country - a place where you can hear directly from me, and share your own thoughts and stories. (You can expect some just-for-fun stuff, too," said President Obama in his newly launched Facebook page.
"I'm kicking it off by inviting you to take a walk with me in my backyard - something I try to do at the end of the day before I head in for dinner. I say this often, but that's because it's always at the front of my mind: We've got to preserve this beautiful planet of ours for our kids and grandkids. And that means taking serious steps to address climate change once and for all."
"Now, we've made a lot of progress to cut carbon pollution here at home, and we're leading the world to take action as well. But we've got to do more. In a few weeks, I'm heading to Paris to meet with world leaders about a global agreement to meet this challenge."
"I hope you'll join me in speaking out on climate change and educating your friends about why this issue is so important."
"If we're all in this together, I'm confident we can solve this and do right by future generations," added president.