Facebook’s New Memorialization Option

Heritage Funeral Home

Responding to feedback from families who have had loved one pass away, Facebook is changing it’s formats to allow users to assign a “legacy contact.”

Users can choose who will be the executor of their Facebook estate after they pass. The designated legacy contact can post final message, change the profile picture and cover photo, respond to friend requests, and archive the page and photos.

Previously, Facebook would verify the death of the user, and then memorialize the page. However families could not work around privacy settings or download all the pictures of their loved one who had passed.

“By talking to people who have experienced loss, we realized there is more we can do to support those who are grieving and those who want a say in what happens to their account after death,” Facebook’s blog post said.

To learn how to set up your legacy contact, click here.

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