Well, this is a bit morbid, but we guess convenient. As of this week, you can now choose who controls your Facebook ACCOUNT upon your passing. The feature, aptly-dubbed “legacy contact,” can be accessed in the Facebook security section, as not only can you select a friend or family member to take over once you’re gone, but you can also designate what aspects of your profile they have access to. And if you simply want your Facebook account to go six feet under along with yourself, it gives you that option as well. So hey, along with your last will and testament, you better get on this — we guess.
Already last summer we wrote an opinion piece about what happens with your social media ACCOUNTS when one passes away. Read “The Social Media Graveyard: Grieving in the Digital Age” here.