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What will happen to my Facebook account when I die?

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God prohibits this transpires on you or anybody near you, however in the event that you bite the dust do you know what will happen to your Facebook account? Who’ll gain the power of over it and would you be able to choose who is responsible for your account after you’re gone?

Facebook has largely become synonymous with long-range interpersonal communication and is the go-to destination on the web for a lot of individuals. A noteworthy number of Facebook users even expend content and varying media using the website.

Notwithstanding sharing your life, considerations and recollections, Facebook is a simple method to associate with the lives of your loved ones remotely.

Facebook’s Legacy Contact feature will help your picked companion or relative to get to specific highlights of your Facebook account and inform the social network to set up a commemoration for you.

Setting up the Legacy Contact on Facebook

Go to your account settings on Facebook, and point tap on security settings. You’ll discover the Legacy Contact choice close to the base of the page.

When you tap on the alter choice, the element will expand indicating you choices to pick a Facebook companion to be included as your legacy contact or ‘request account deletion’, if you don’t want your Facebook profile to be accessed by anyone but simply deleted.

When you include a legacy contact, you’ll be given an alternative to making an impression on their Facebook inbox.

The automated message reads as follows:

Hi [your friend’s name], Facebook now lets people choose a legacy contact to manage their account if something happens to them:
As you know me well and I trust you, I’ve chosen you. Please let me know if you want to talk about this.

You can alter this message howsoever you like, or not send it at all on the off chance that you don’t wish to. Once you’ve included your legacy get in touch with, you can likewise enable your companion to access your post, photographs and recordings file, so they can download them later.

Also read: How to turn off location access for a specific app on iPhone and Android

What all can your Legacy Contact access?

Your Legacy Contact on Facebook will have the capacity to:

  • Declare a commemoration benefit or compose a devoted message to be shown at the highest point of your memorialized profile.
  • Acknowledge or decay new companion demands from relatives and companions who weren’t beforehand associated with you on Facebook.
  • Refresh the cover photograph and your profile picture.
  • Furthermore, if you give your legacy contact the Information Archive consent, they’ll additionally have the capacity to download your posts, recordings, photos and furthermore the data from the About area of your Facebook profile. Your legacy contact won’t be able to read, answer or download your messages.

Getting an account Memorialised?

On the off chance that somebody near you has as of late passed away and you wish to show a message at the top of their profile and memorialise their account, contact Facebook support and demand them for memorialisation.

You’ll need to fill in a couple of points of interest (as appeared in the picture below) before Facebook can push ahead with the memorialisation of the account.

On the off chance that you pick not to name a legacy contact then after you pass away your account can be memorialized utilizing demand to the Facebook bolster group, however, nobody will have the capacity to get to your account to refresh any data.

Also read: How to log yourself out of Facebook and Instagram from all devices?

Kumar Hemant

Deputy Editor at Candid.Technology. Hemant writes at the intersection of tech and culture and has a keen interest in science, social issues and international relations. You can contact him here:

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