Caitlyn Jenner shatters President Obama's Twitter record by reaching 1 million followers fastest

Caitlyn Jenner Joins Twitter and Truly Breaks the Internet
Caitlyn Jenner Joins Twitter and Truly Breaks the Internet

Caitlyn Jenner revealed new identity and new Twitter handle Monday morning and promptly shattered the record for fastest account to reach one million followers.

The verified account, @Caitlyn_Jenner, was launched in conjunction with the release on Monday of Vanity Fair's July issue cover, which featured the first photo of Jenner as a woman in a shoot by Annie Lebovitz.

Jenner followed up with a second tweet, welcoming her new identity: "I'm so happy after such a long struggle to be living my true self. Welcome to the world Caitlyn. Can't wait for you to get to know her/me."

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Within the first hour, Jenner had gained 284,000 followers and become a trending topic. She hit the one million mark in just under four hours. At this time, she doesn't follow any other accounts on Twitter.

I'm so happy after such a long struggle to be living my true self. Welcome to the world Caitlyn. Can't wait for you to get to know her/me.

– Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) June 1, 2015

Jenner's social media achievement beats a record previously held by President Barack Obama, who launched the @POTUS handle last month. The account, associated with the presidential office, reached one million followers in under five hours.

Along with her Twitter account, Jenner debuted a verified Facebook page and Instagram account. She shared similar messaging across all social media platforms.

Everybody has challenges in dealing with life. I'm so happy after such a long struggle and finally living my true self. Welcome to the world Caitlyn. It feels so good. Can't wait for you to get to know her/me.

A photo posted by Caitlyn Jenner (@caitlynjenner) on Jun 1, 2015 at 10:34am PDT.