Social media becomes more embedded into our lives every day. Facebook will now let you assign a friend or family member to take over your Facebook profile when you die.  A new feature called the “legacy contact” lets a chosen person post information on your behalf, respond to friend requests and update your profile photo.  The person cannot actually log in to your account but just have limited access to your profile.

To add someone to your “Facebook Will” you can go into the settings and add a Legacy Contact. When you add a friend as your legacy contact, Facebook will auto-generate a message to that friend telling them you chose them to take over your page.  You can choose options to give that friend more access to your information like posts photos, videos and more.


Many people may find this slightly creepy and morbid to think about what were to happen to your social media accounts if an accidental death were to occur.  Google has also done similar tactics to allow someone to take over your Google accounts in the case of your untimely death.  Social media is a way of life for so many people and this just reinforces the importance of having your business be on it too.