Whether you’re a big fan of social media or a reluctant participant, it’s hard to avoid having at least one active account these days. Luckily, you can share as little or as much as you want- it’s under your control. So what happens to all of your social media profiles after you die? We’ve put together this helpful piktochart to help make things clearer.
What Happens to Facebook After You Die
– Facebook offers the option of appointing a ‘legacy contact’ who will have some control over your account should you die.
– Different social media sites require different documents to successfully close an account. What works for Instagram might not be enough for Facebook and so on.
– Some accounts are deactivated within months of a death, others linger on eternally.
– In some instances, your username will be up for grabs once your account has been deactivated.
– Certain platforms offer the possibility of memorialization which means that the account will remain posted but cannot be modified.
Want to avoid leaving your loved ones with unnecessary social media struggles? Prepare a document with all of your login information and keep it safely stored alongside your will and other funeral prearrangement information. It’s the best way to ensure that your selfies live on, but only if you want them to.