Learn about the options available to your accounts on social media after your death

Upon the death of a family member or close friend, previous generations had to think about things like making funeral arrangements, etc., but this may differ somewhat in the current generations.

One of the important things that many have to do, in the current generation, is to close the social media accounts of their deceased family members. Most of us have our own set of accounts on social media, and in the 21st century, these accounts are part of our digital identity, and looking at someone's account can give you a glimpse into what their life is like, which is why someone may feel it is necessary to The deceased is deposited even in the virtual world as well.


It is important to know that turning off someone's account on Facebook is not the only option, it can also be immortalized. But if you intend to remove your loved one's account from Facebook, you will need to prove that you are an immediate family member or responsible for the account holder. Facebook states that the quickest way to do this is to scan and send the death certificate of your loved one. But if you do not have this document, you can submit one of the following to prove your authority the power of attorney, birth certificate, will, inheritance letter, obituary.

How do I commemorate the memory of the Facebook account?

With so many photos stored on our social media accounts, you may not like the idea of ​​deleting all those precious memories. This is where the idea of ​​memorializing the account can be adopted, and thus it can become a place where family and friends can gather to share memories. Once Facebook is notified of the account holder's death, the word "Remember" will appear next to their name.

Differences in the account being converted to "Memorialize"

One important difference is that no one will be allowed to log into the account. It also won't show up in suggested friends or send birthday reminders. Pages will also be deleted, where the only administrator is the immortalized account. While no one can log into the account, it can be managed by someone else provided they have been added as an old contact.

What is the old contact?

The old contact is the person who has been given permission to manage the account. He is able to do the following...

  • Write a pinned post for the profile being memorialized

  • Reply to new friend requests

  • An updated profile picture and cover photo

What are my freelance options?

What happens to your account if you die may not be something you thought about, but Facebook is now letting you prepare for it. As mentioned earlier, an old contact can manage a memorial account. You can set these contacts through the following steps:

  • Go to your settings under the "Settings & Privacy" tab.

  • Click commemorative settings.

  • Type the friend's name and click Add.

  • To let your friend know that he is now your old contact, click Send.

  • Your old contact will be notified if your account has been memorialized.

Another option is to choose to permanently delete your account in the event of your death. Therefore, if someone reports your death to Facebook, all of your messages, photos, posts, comments, reactions, and information will be immediately and permanently removed.

Again, this option can be found in the Settings & Privacy tab. Scroll down and click Request to delete your account after your death and click Delete after death.

What about Twitter and Instagram?

Similar to Facebook, existing Instagram accounts can either be deleted or memorialized. Doing so also means that no one can log into the account and it will not appear in certain places on the app, such as Explorer. While all of the user's photos and videos will remain on Instagram, no one will be able to make any changes, including the profile picture. And if you'd like to request an account memorialization, send this form to Instagram.

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