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The new Facebook feature that lets you manage your digital afterlife




A new feature allows you to choose who will manage your Facebook page when you die.
A new feature allows you to choose who will manage your Facebook page when you die.
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There are so many web profiles of the deceased that are still viewable to the general public that websites have been created catering to a morbid fascination with digital death. Facebook, the world’s most popular social media site, already offers the option of memorializing the page of the departed, requiring family members to include a link to an obituary with their request.


But as of yesterday, Facebook took a step toward digital estate planning, announcing a new feature that allows users to appoint an electronic executor called a “Legacy Contact.” The legacy contact would be able to take over the user’s page, should he or she meet an untimely demise.