What will happen to my Facebook account when I pass away?
Facebook has the option where you can set in advance whether you’d like to have your account memorialized or permanently deleted after you pass away. A memorialized account is a place for your friends and family to visit and share memories after a person has passed away.
And since last year, Facebook now allows you to designate a “legacy contact” to manage your account. Once your account is memorialized, this person can post on your timeline after your death, such as share a final message. Other things he or she can do:
Your legacy contact currently is not able to:
If you want to designate your legacy contact:
About the Author
Christine Chung, Esq.