If there is one thing that is certain in life, that is when we leave this world for the next and we don’t know when that’s going to happen; but what if the day comes when you do leave the physical realm, what’s going to happen to your Facebook account? Your social media account might be the least of your worries right now, but the platform does have a feature to memorialize or even delete your account should you die. When the former is chosen, the account stays active but there will be some changes added to it, such as your name will now have the word “Remembering” right next to it, and should your permit it, your friends can still share memories into your timelines. Also, your account will then be locked, but it is still existing.
Let Facebook Memorialize Your Death or Delete Your Account
Step 1 – To let Facebook memorialize your death, you would have to appoint a legacy contact. What is this? A legacy contact is any friend or family member that you would entrust your account to should you leave this world. In order to set up a legacy contact, head to your Account Settings and click on “Security.” Once here, click on “Legacy Contact” to continue. Now all you need to do is to choose a friend within your list to serve as your legacy contact. Do note that this contact won’t get the powers to access or do anything to your account until your account has been officially memorialized, in which when someone must request it to the social media platform that you have, in fact, died.
Step 2 – If you want to delete everything in your Facebook account when you die, you can also tell the social media to do that instead of having the memorial. Do take note that this is not the same as deactivating your account, because everything will be deleted. In order to delete your account at the time of your demise, click on “Legacy Contact,” but this time click on “Request account deletion.”
Step 3 – Just click on the “Delete After Death” button that will pop up to activate the Facebook feature. Do take note that in this portion, it works similar to memorializing your profile, in which your account will only be deleted until someone reports that you have already died. Your legacy contact, or any of your other friends can report to the social media platform that you have already met your maker with the use of a special request form.
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