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You Can Now Take Photos And Tweet Inside The White House

First Lady Michelle Obama lifted the ban on camera and social media use during public tours of the White House.

Last updated on July 3, 2018, at 1:19 p.m. ET

Posted on July 1, 2015, at 9:27 a.m. ET

Michelle Obama lifted a more than 40-year-old ban on cameras and photos during public tours of the White House on Tuesday.

Big news! Excited to announce we're lifting the ban on cameras and photos on public tours at the @WhiteHouse! https://t.co/b0v17puClm

Visitors touring the White House can take photos and "keep those memories for a lifetime," the White House said in a statement.

The White House also encouraged visitors to share their experiences on social media using the hashtag #WhiteHouseTour.

DC's most famous pups #whitehousetour photos now allowed!!

LIVE on #Periscope: You can now take photos on the #whitehousetour 📷 https://t.co/QL0eyDozF8

However, "camera sticks" are not permitted during the tour. Neither is livestreaming, talking or texting on cellphones.

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