Facebook Legacy: How to Designate Someone to Manage Your Facebook Page When You Die

How to Designate Someone to Manage Your Facebook Page if You Die

This is something I’ve always wondered about but didn’t realize there was a solution for until recently. When someone dies, what happens to their Facebook page? This must have been a question posed by many users because Facebook allows you to designate someone to manage your Facebook page if you should happen to die, this is called a Facebook legacy. You can also set your profile to automatically delete once Facebook has been notified of your death. Either way, here’s how to create a will for your Facebook page.

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  • Open the Facebook app.
  • Tap the More tab in the lower right corner.

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  • Scroll down the page and tap Settings & Privacy.

  • Select Settings.

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  • Tap Personal Information.

  • Select Manage Account.

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Here you have two options:

  • To have your account deleted upon your death, tap Account Deletion. Select Delete After Death. If you choose this option, you will not be able to set a Legacy Contact.

  • To choose a person to manage your account after your death, tap Choose Legacy Contact.
  • Enter the name of the friend you'd like to be your Legacy Contact.

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  • You’ll have the option to send that person a message letting them know. You can choose Not Now or edit the message and tap Send.
  • Now choose whether or not your Legacy Contact will be permitted to archive your Facebook page.

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Conner Carey holds a bachelor's in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing and resides in Fairfield, Iowa. When she's not writing, you can find her singing jazz or lifting weights. Her personal blog is currently under construction, but you can follow her on Instagram @connerleecarey.