You Can Now Choose a Facebook 'Executor' To Control Your Profile If You Die

Facebook's 'legacy contact' feature is now live...

Ever panicked about who the heck's gonna update your FB status when you're dead? Er, no, us neither. But those worrywarts who have will be pleased to know Facebook now lets you appoint a 'digital executor' in the terrible event you pass away.

Now any of the 35million Facebook users in the UK can appoint a friend or loved one to take over their FB reins once they've gone. The new settings mean a trusted family member or friend can make one last post on the behalf of the deceased, and also allows them to manage friend requests, update cover and profile photos.

They can also download an archive of the deceased's posts and pictures to remember them by (but not private messages) although they won't be able to edit posts already published on Facebook. The previous system meant that when a Facebook user died, their account was either frozen, or deleted completely - a move that, understandably, divided opinion.

To switch the Legacy Contact feature on, visit Settings > Security > Legacy Contact and type their name into the box. Once you've clicked Add, your chosen person will be sent a message giving them the right to edit your page in the event of your death.

Cheery, innit.

By Sophie Goddard

See the full story on Cosmopolitan.co.uk

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

What do you think?

Life
Share
7 Protein Packed Foods That Will Boost Your Metabolism
Bonus: They're all veg and easily available.
Life
Share
This Japanese Breathing Technique Can Help You Lose Up to 13 Kilos Quickly!
Bonus: Experts say, this technique will strengthen the body's muscles and increase metabolism too.
Life
Share
3 Quick Full-Body Workouts to Tone Up as Soon as Tonight
Tone It Up trainers Karena Dawn and Katrina Scott show you how to get the results you want in whatever time you've got.
Life
Share
12 Foods You Can Eat A LOT of and Never Gain Weight!!!
As told by a nutritionist.
Life
Share
Can Everyone Shut UP About How 13 Reasons Why Is 'Glorifying Suicide'
It used to happen before Hannah Baker did it too, you know.
Life
Share
This Genius Japanese Weight Loss Trick is Breaking the Internet...
...and all you need is a towel to do it!
Life
Share
Every Dessert Junkie Can Send Us a Thank You Card
The cocoa Gods have spoken!
Life
Share
"Zubaan was born from the idea of having a voice, a tongue..."
An interview with Urvashi Butalia, the Founder of Zubaan Books...
GIF
Life
Share
5 Workout Moves That'll Get You Ready for Strapless/Backless/Any Summer Dresses
Sundresses out, guns out.
Life
Share
The Celebrity Trainer's Guide to Getting a Hot Summer Bod!
Send help 🙋.