How to Designate Someone to Manage Your Facebook Profile When You Die

How to Designate Someone to Manage Your Facebook Profile When You Die

You share everything on Facebook, I mean everything. Do you want that to all go away just because you’ve stopped breathing? Facebook allows you to designate someone to take over the management of your Facebook profile if you bite the big one. Here’s how to designate a caretaker for those all important posts and GIF animations.

How to Designate Someone to Manage Your Facebook Profile When You Die

How To Designate Someone to Manage Your Facebook Profile if You Die

  1. Open the Facebook app on your iOS device.
  2. Tap the “More” icon, you’ll see it in the lower right-hand corner.
  3. Scroll down until you see “Settings.” Tap that.
  4. Tap “Account Settings” on the dialog box that slides up.
  5. Tap “Security.”
  6. Tap “Legacy Contact.”
  7. On the next screen, tap the “Choose Legacy Contact” button.
  8. Enter the name of the Facebook member you wish to designate.
  9. On the next screen, you can send a message to the selected person. Facebook suggests you might want to talk to them in person too, so they’re not too freaked out by the honor. If you’d like, you can also allow them to download an archive of your posts, including photos and such, but not including messages.

Now you’ll be covered if you suddenly find yourself a former person, AKA “Deceased.” Your Facebook profile will be managed after you’re gone, and yes, everyone will still be able to view those all-important selfies you’ve posted over the last few years. Even the one you took while driving, just before the accident…

  1. Kat ACMilanista says:

    Gee. So nice of Facebook to add this feature after they deleted my dead friends account so none of us can feel close to him anymore by reading his posts and leaving messages. His mother was absolutely heartbroken. It’s all gone forever and was a nice memorial until Facebook was jerks about it.

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