Bill English joins Snapchat
Prime Minister Bill English is upping his social media game in the build-up to this year's general election.
In his latest move, Mr English has joined Snapchat, which could be the perfect platform to share his spaghetti pizzas or run-walks.
Snapchat is a social media platform that's very popular with millennials, allowing users to send 10-second pictures or videos that expire afterwards. It also allows users to send 10-second "stories", which expire after 24 hours.
Snapchat has recently upgraded to allow users to apply filters to their face, notably the dog filter, which gives the user ears and a nose.
Mr English has already shared his first "story", opting for #nofilter and welcoming viewers to his account.
"Hello, great to be here on Snapchat at the National Party conference with the Young Nats," he says in the 10-second video. "This is where the action is going to be for the next three months of political campaigning."
Unlike many high-profile Snapchatters, the Prime Minister hasn't blocked direct Snapchats back to his account. This means anybody on his accepted friends list can send him a direct picture or video.
He's even created his own "Bitmoji", a personalised icon designed to resemble the user. It can be used to make custom stickers to decorate snaps.
You can add Mr English by his username, pmbillenglish.