Recordkeeping Corner: All About Those Presidential Tweets & Self-Destructing Messages

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President Trump’s first tweet in office was sent within an hour of his inauguration on January 20, 2017, and it has been followed by hundreds of tweets from both @POTUS and @realDonaldTrump.   Are his tweets considered presidential records to be preserved permanently by the National Archives and Records Administration at a future Trump presidential library?   What is the record status of his deleted tweets?  And what is the record status of other state-of-the-art communications like Confide and Signal, which are designed to self-destruct like the message on the tape in “Mission: Impossible?

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