Facebook offers the option to appoint a legacy contact. A legacy contact is someone you choose to look after your account if it's memorialized. Memorialized accounts are a place for friends and family to gather and share memories after a person has passed away. To help plan your social media legacy, learn more about memorializing accounts and appointing a legacy contact through the following FAQs:
What will happen to my Facebook account if I pass away?
What is a legacy contact and what can they do?
I'm a legacy contact. How do I manage a memorialized profile on Facebook?
Facebook and Instagram are the only two social media networks that allow the option to memorialize an account as of the date of this blog post. They are clearly thinking ahead, and are making plans for online life after death. If and when the other social networks introduce a memorialization option, we will write a blog post on it and update our service offering accordingly. If you know a story about a memorialized social media account, please share with our community in the comments section below!
Friends and family value remembering and honoring the lives of loved ones we have lost, and several online services are making that process easier and more accessible to all of us. Profile Peace has compiled a list of 10 online services (both free and paid) that can help you create online memorials.