Facebook “Legacy Contact” Lets You Leave Your Profile to Someone When You Die
Ashley Allen / 2 years ago
US Facebook users can now designate a “legacy contact” – a form of digital will – to take over their profile in the event of their death.
A trusted family member or friend can then decide the fate of the deceased’s Facebook account, including the option to make one final post, presumably to inform contacts of the person’s death. Legacy contacts can also download an archive of the profile’s posts and photos, but will not have access to any private messages or have the ability to edit previously published posts.
The legacy contact system is being made available to US Facebook users on Thursday. The feature is set to roll out to other regions, including the UK, later this year.
Source: The Guardian