Welcome to Facebook, Mr President

US President Barack Obama opened a personal Facebook account on Monday.

President Barack Obama's facebook profile.

JOHANNESBURG - Mark Zuckerberg is just one of many Facebook users who have reacted warmly to US President Barack Obama's official Facebook account.

Zuckerberg responded to Obama's very first post on Monday, saying he looked forward to witnessing the president's interaction with users.

Obama has already garnered support with over 700 00 likes less than a day after his introductory video.

In the clip Obama walks followers through his backyard and urges Americans to contribute to the fight against climate change.

Hello, Facebook! I finally got my very own page. I hope you'll think of this as a place where we can have real...

Posted by President Obama on Monday, November 9, 2015