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What does Facebook do when a user passes away?

What does Facebook do when a user passes away?

In response to growing awareness to end-of-life situations, Facebook has overhauled the way it deals with profiles and timelines when a user passes away. What will happen to your Facebook page if something should happen to you? If a loved one dies, do you know what to do with their account?

Previously, when a person passes away, Facebook would turn the page into a memoralized profile, only visible to that person's friends.

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The new rules have changed a little bit. The new memorialized profile will be set to whatever that person had it set to while still alive. So if the deceased had a private profile, it will remain private. If the profile was public, it will remain public.

Facebook will also let the deceased's loved ones create a "Look Back" video.

Click here to see the full statement from Facebook.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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