Facebook Legacy Contacts is a memorial to the passing

Facebook Legacy is a new feature where people can honor and remember loved ones they have lost, it is very hard when someone passes away in the family. But Facebook now has in place a new way to keep the memory alive, which keeps their account as a memorial to their live.

Users can choose a legacy contact, this could be a friend or a family member to look after their Facebook account when that person passes away. Once someone is no longer here with us a person can choose to take over the Facebook account to memorialize the account.

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This means the person keeping the ‘Facebook Legacy’ alive will be able to write posts, this will be at the top of the memorialized Timeline. This means the timeline may show an announcement of a special message, memorial service etc. They can also update the cover photo and profile picture, they can also respond to Facebook requests.

If someone is chosen they can give their legacy contact permission to download an archive of profile information, photos and posts they shared on Facebook. When the legacy is chosen that person will not be able to log-in as the person that passed away. People do also have the decision to permanently delete the Facebook account after someones death.

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Here is what to do to choose a legacy contact: 1) Open Settings / Security / Legacy Contact (Located at the bottom), 2) There will be an option to send a message to that person, 3) Now you can give that legacy contact the right to download an archive of posts, photos etc.

Facebook Legacy Contacts is being release in the United States first, then expansion to other countries will come soon after.

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