Update Facebook from the grave
Update Facebook from the grave
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Update Facebook from the grave

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What happens when you die? On Facebook. We're all gonna die someday, and your friends and family are gonna want a place to [UNKNOWN] and say goodbye, and share their stories. Now, you're not gonna care what happens to your Facebook profile when you're dead because you're dead, but your friends and family will care, so you should sign one of them as a Legacy Contact. This allows them to post a memorial at the top of your timeline, respond to friend requests, and update your awful cover photo with something a little classier. Sounds like a good idea, right? So here's how to do it using a browser. But you could do the same thing in the app. Open up Facebook. Click Settings. And then click Security. Select where it says Legacy Contact. Then click where it says Choose a Friend. Type in a name and don't worry. This person is not gonna be able to see any of your message or be able to post as you. Also if the idea of your profile page living on after death feels a little weird, there's an option here to have Facebook delete your account after you're gone. If you do pick a person to manage your page, Facebook will generate a short message to send to them. Which helps take some of the weirdness out of things sorta. Of course, you can also customize this message if you want. That's really all there is to it. I know it's kind of morbid to think about but it's a quick process and honestly, it's kind of a relief to that your dumb profile picture doesn't have to live on as your virtual gravestone. Now go out there and live your life.

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