Till now, there has been no way to manage a dead person’s Facebook profile page. So did you ever think what will happen to your Facebook account after your death? Will it be unclaimed after you passed away? No! Facebook announced it’s new feature for every FB username “Legacy Contact” in security settings of Facebook. You can give someone to your loved once authority to handle your Facebook account when you’re no more. So, if your account is memorialized, you should give authority to dearest someone to manage your account in your absence.
So here is some basic information about this feature like what permissions or authorities will get to your legacy contact / what options your legacy contact will have:
- Upload your profile picture and cover photo.
- Write a post on your profile.
- Respond to new friend requests.
Things your legacy contact can’t:
- Log into your account.
- Delete or change past posts, photos & other things shared on your timeline.
- Read messages you’ve sent to your friends.
- Delete any of your friends.
How to Add a Legacy Contact to Your Facebook Account
To add a Legacy Contacts into your Facebook account, just go to Settings — Security and there you’ll find the option to add Legacy Contact.
Ahead of Legacy Contact – click on “Edit” button. After that choose any of your Facebook friends to is set as Legacy Contact. And you can also set to delete your account after your death.
What if you’re a Legacy Contact?
Now the question is How to manage an account if any of your friends set you as a legacy contact? It’s very easy! To manage a memorialized person account as I said earlier that legacy contact can change the profile picture & add new friends etc. In order to do that you need to follow the steps mentioned below:
- Go to memorialized timeline.
- In the bottom right of the profile picture or cover photo, click “Manage”.
- And use the left to do things like Add a pinned post, Respond a friend request, Change profile picture & cover etc.
That’s all there is to it. If you’re legacy contact & still you have questions, you can contact anytime to Facebook.