It’s not nice to think about but this post in Women’s Health Mag highlights a key change to Facebook policy which everyone with a facebook profile should consider… who will decide what happens to my profile if anything happens to me?!
This is a tough topic but Facebook has really considered your privacy and has taken a sensitive approach. The person who takes over your account will not be able to change personal details or access your private messages but can post on your wall.
So, here are your options for any deceased individual’s account:
- memorialising the account
- requesting to delete the account
- download the contents of the account, and then having it deleted
Also, there is a Facebook app you can download, called “If I die,” that you can set up at any point before your death to help put your social accounts in order and send out a last message if you wish.