Facebook now lets you designate a contact to manage your account when you’ve died

Facebook now lets you designate a contact to manage your account when you’ve died

If you’ve wondered what will happen to your digital presence after your die, Facebook now has answers. The social network will soon allow you to nominate someone to manage your profile when you’re gone.

legacy-contact_chooseYour Legacy Contact will be able to add a pinned post with a final message or notification about a memorial service, update your profile picture, and download your shared posts.

You’ll be able to designate one Legacy Contact in the Settings menu, under Security.

For profiles without a legacy contact, verified family members of the deceased users can request that Facebook memorializes the account. That adds the word ‘remembering’ next to the person’s name, removes ads from the profile and prevents references to it popping up on the timeline.

Facebook Legacy Contact

The new feature is rolling out in the US now, and should likely become available elsewhere soon.

➀ Adding a Legacy Contact [Facebook]

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