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Till Death Do Us Part?

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The Importance of Social Media

Social media has become a part of our daily lives. It is easily accessible, user-friendly and, with so many different platforms and account types, the perfect place to show off and share interesting news.

The prevalence of social media and the necessity to have a different accounts for personal and company use is perfectly demonstrated in Facebook’s need to create unique accounts for after death.

What is Facebook’s Death Policy?

In February, Facebook announced a new legacy contact setting for users in the United States. It allows users to choose someone to become a kind of digital executor for their Facebook profile. A legacy contact is able to make a post, accept friend requests and archive photos and posts of the deceased user. This new option is one of four that Facebook gives its deceased members and is meant to help friends and family of the deceased cope with their loss.


Many social networks and online profiles either do nothing or automatically delete the account of a deceased user after a certain amount of time of inactivity has passed. By allowing the memorial account and legacy contact options, Facebook gives friends and family the opportunity to archive their loved one’s photos and posts, as well as give them a place to go back and look at the memories shared together.

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