Facebook's 'Legacy Contact' Feature Enables Postmortem Posts
Facebook's new "legacy contact" feature lets someone manage your online profile after you die.By Jamal Andress | February 12, 2015
If you can decide who will inherit your money, house and car when you die, don't you want to decide who will be in charge of your online profile? Facebook thinks so.
Facebook has enacted a new feature called the "legacy contact," the person who will have access to your online profile when you die. In the same vein as choosing an emergency contact or writing your will, you pick the legacy contact to manage your Facebook profile.
Now, the legacy contact can't log on as the deceased; this isn't just a sharing of username and password. The legacy contact will not have access to personal messages and will have to contact Facebook and let the network know someone has passed away before they can log on.