What Happens To Your Facebook Account After Your Death

What happens to your Facebook account after death

After your death, is your Facebook account close immediately? Or else is it closes after a while? The answer is No. Facebook just made death a little less scary. Even after your death, the Facebook account can be continued as usual with restrictions to some of features/options.
Earlier, the Facebook profiles of the deceased could only be "Memorialized," deleted or left unchanged after friends or family reported the deaths. Memorializing the profile involves freezing the account, which then no longer appears in searches or public notifications like birthdays, and can only viewed by the user’s friends.
In addition to the earlier feature, recently Facebook announced a policy called "Legacy Contact" This policy has established by Facebook after families of the deceased had told Facebook they wanted to download and preserve the user's photos and post funeral announcements or other news.
  • The feature "legacy contact" is someone you choose to look after your account if it is memorialized. Once your account memorialized, your legacy contact in legal language you can call as “nominee” will have the option to do things like,Write a pinned post for your profile (Example: to share a final message on your behalf and provide information about a memorial service) But, If your Timeline and Tagging settings don't allow anyone other than you to post on your Timeline, your legacy contact won't be able to add a pinned post to your profile once it's memorialized.
  • Your legacy contact can respond to new friend requests after your death.
  • Your legacy contact can also update your profile and cover photo.
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Here is how to set your "legacy contact".

Step 1:

Login to your Facebook account and click on Settings > General and edit your Manage account option as shown below, 
What happens to your Facebook account after death

Step 2:

Now under Your legacy contact option select your friend or family member and click on Add button as shown below,

What happens to your Facebook account after death

Step 3:

Once you click on Add button, click on Send button to send the message to your selected friend or family member. Once your friend or family member accepts the request, your Facebook account will be made your legacy contact controlled after your death. This is something like writing a will paper or nominating a person for your asset after your death.

What happens to your Facebook account after death

Overall the feature of "Legacy contact" announced by Facebook is very interesting. Continuing the Facebook account of some even after his death is an amazing thing. Hope you enjoyed the post.


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