The Facebook Messenger AI will let you send direct messages and 'speak' with the Commander-In-Chief

Want to speak to President Obama during his last few months of office? Well, you can use the Facebook Messenger bot to message @WhiteHouse. The White House bot will ask you to confirm when you’re ready, and then you’ll be able to start.

Every night since 2009, the President has been reading 10 letters from ordinary citizens, and now the Facebook messages will be added to his reading list, making it easier than ever to have a direct conversation with the White House. You can also, of course, try tweeting. According to President Obama, hearing from citizens directly is up utmost importance :

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