President Barack Obama on Wednesday urged Americans to text him with their plans to vote in the upcoming election.
In a tweet, Obama listed a phone number and said: "All right, let's try something new. 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, too.”
Sending a text message to the phone number results in an automated response from Obama, as well as a hyperlink to Community, a text message-based social network.
"Hey! It's Barack,” the response says. "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, too. Let's do this."
Fast Company reported Wednesday that Obama and his team are using Community to energize voters — part of a wider effort to reach Americans on as many platforms as possible.
Community’s website lists celebrities such as Jared Leto and Alyssa Milano as verified users.
See Obama's tweet: