London: Giving another clue Angela Merkel is in the final phase of her political career, the German Chancellor has announced she is closing down her Facebook page which has more than 2.5 million followers. Also Read - Tandav Twitter Review: Saif Ali Khan Starrer Leaves Audience Divided - True Political Drama or Hinduphobia?

Merkel, who handed the leadership of Germany’s centre-right Christian Democratic Union to Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer in December, announced the move to give up her Facebook page in a short video on her official page on Friday, The Guardian reported. Also Read - Pakistani Channel Heavily Trolled For Presenting Imran Khan's Twitter Poll Victory Over Virat Kohli as Breaking News

“Today is the day I want to thank you for the strong support of my Facebook page,” Merkel said in the video. Also Read - 'I do Not Celebrate or Feel Pride...': This is What Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Has to Say on Banning Trump

“You know I’m no longer the head of the CDU, and that’s why I will close down my Facebook page.”

Merkel has used the Facebook page to inform her followers about her whereabouts and the latest issues she is focusing on, besides providing details on her favourites — books, films, others.

Merkel will, however, continue to be active on Facebook-owned photo-sharing platform Instagram. People will also be able to follow her work on the official German government’s Facebook page.

Unlike many politicians, Merkel has so far avoided using Twitter.