How to Designate Someone to Manage Your Facebook Page if 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. 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.

  • Open the Facebook app.

  • Tap the More tab in the lower right corner.

  • Scroll down the page and tap Settings.

  • Select Security.

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  • Select Legacy Contact.

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.
  • You’ll be asked to enter your Facebook password for security. Tap continue.

  • Now, choose a friend. Begin to type their name and select the correct person when they appear.

  • 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.

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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 watching anime. Her personal blog can be found at connerleecarey.com; you can also follow her on twitter @connerleecarey.