Choose Who Manages Your Facebook Account When You Die

12
February

I just heard about this today and thought I’d share it with you.  All information below is from the Wall Street Journal

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The social network now lets you designate a ‘legacy contact’ for your digital afterlife

You can finally decide what happens to your Facebook account when you die.

In a change of heart, the world’s most popular social network will begin allowing its members to designate someone—what they call a “legacy contact”—to manage parts of their accounts posthumously. Members can also choose to have their presence deleted entirely.

Facebook and other Internet services walk a difficult tightrope between respecting the privacy of the deceased and the demands of grieving friends and family. Previously, Facebook automatically froze the accounts of members it learned had died, angering some heirs who wanted to edit the deceased’s online presence. It will roll out the new options to members in the U.S. on Thursday, with others to follow later.

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Both the Facebook website and app have this Legacy Contact setting under the Security option. PHOTO: FACEBOOK

To read the rest of the article by Geoffrey A Fowler please click here

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