What will happen to your Facebook Account after you pass away?

 What will happen to your Facebook Account after you pass away?

Have you ever thought what you want to happen to your Facebook Account after you pass away?

A lot of people doesn’t want not think about it. But for some, it is just better to be prepared now and make things easier for their loved ones when their gone. They probably don’t know the login details of your phone and/or your Social Media account.

Facebook has a feature where you can decide now what you want to happen to your Facebook account after you pass away.

In your profile, go to the General Account Settings Menu and in the bottom part, click edit on the Memorialization Settings.

Facebook Memorialization Setting

You will then be given two options.

1. Choose Your Legacy Contact

Choose someone to look after your account after you pass away. They’ll be able to:

Manage tribute posts on your profile, which includes deciding who can post and who can see posts, deleting posts, and removing tags
Request the removal of your account
Respond to new friend requests
Update your profile picture and cover photo

Your legacy contact can only manage posts made after you’ve passed away. They won’t be able to post as you or see your messages.

There is also an option called Data Archive Permission. This allows your legacy contact to download a copy of what you’ve shared on Facebook. This will include posts, photos, videos and info from the About section of your profile, which might be content that wasn’t originally visible to your legacy contact. Messages won’t be included.


Facebook Memorialization Setting

2. Deactivate your Account

If you don’t want a Facebook account after you pass away, you can request to have your account permanently deleted instead of choosing a legacy contact.


How will Facebook know if your account really needs to be memorialized?

They need to receive a request from a family member or a close friend requesting your profile to be memorialized. Facebook will ask details such us who passed away, when did they pass away and documentation of death. Please click here for more details.


*Please click here for a detailed explanation from Facebook.

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