If Facebook is notified that a person has died, it is our policy to commemorate the account. After a person's death, a memorialized account is a place for friends and family to congregate and exchange memories. Memorializing an account also helps to keep it safe by prohibiting unauthorized access to it. A memorial page remains active for at least one year after a person's death.
If Facebook is notified that a person has died, it is our policy to commemorate the account. After a person's death, a memorialized account is a place for friends and family to congregate and exchange memories. Memorializing an account also helps to keep it safe by prohibiting unauthorized access to it.
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To commemorate an account on Facebook, send a request stating the dead individual, their date of death, and evidence of death, such as an obituary or death certificate. If everything checks out, Facebook will commemorate the account. The user who owned the deceased person's account will be notified of its commemoration.
When a person passes away, a close friend or family can request that your Facebook profile be memorialized. This will convert the Facebook page into a digital memorial, with the term "Remembering" appearing before the name of the dead. Any previous images and posts posted by the person will remain viewable on their memorial account. Users can also post new comments and updates as well.
There are two ways to create a memorial page: one for individuals who have not previously created a personal profile and another for those who have. The first step is to go to the top right corner of the Facebook page and click on the small black arrow icon next to the search engine. From here, select the option to create a memorial page.
The second way to create a memorial page is from the user's personal profile. Click on the small black arrow in the top right corner of the screen and select the option to create a memorial page. You will then be taken to a page where you can list details about the person who has died.
At the bottom of this page, you will see an option to invite others to the page. These people will then be able to read messages posted on the memorial page and see photos of the deceased person. They cannot post new content themselves but they can respond to what other users post on the page.
Users of the memorial page will receive notification when someone publishes new content.
If you are an immediate family member, you have the option of having the account destroyed rather than commemorated. Use Facebook's Special Request for Deceased Person's Account form to do this. You must supply the deceased's full name, email address, date of death, and the URL of their timeline. > span> A note about privacy: destroying an account also deletes any private messages that person received while they were alive. If you want to keep these messages, you will need to save them yourself.
If you pass away, a family member or friend can request that your Facebook profile be memorialized. It effectively stops the page in its tracks. Whoever requesting it must provide Facebook with documentation of your death, such as a death certificate. Photos and posts you've shared will continue to be viewable.
Before Facebook deletes your account, you must provide proof that you are deceased. You can also request that Facebook deactivate your account after you die. You'll see a message on Facebook notifying you that someone has requested this action. You can respond with the required information or file a dispute if you have not been contacted by Facebook within 60 days.
Your legacy contact will be able to do things like pin a post on your timeline to notify your Facebook friends that you have died after your death. This is a wonderful approach to tell people (such as distant friends and family members) about your death and burial preparations.
When you die, your friend can also send out notifications to your other friends to let them know you've passed away. Your friend can do this by going to your profile page, clicking on the "v" symbol next to your name, and selecting the option to send a memorial message. They'll then be asked to write a brief message about you.
Facebook uses an algorithm to work out if someone has died. It looks at information attached to your account such as memorial posts from friends and family, as well as your relationship with these people. It's not always easy determining online whether or not someone is alive or dead, so this is designed to help.
If you don't have a legacy contact, or if they don't want to use this feature, they can disable it via their Privacy Settings page. However, this will stop friends from sending messages to your page telling others that they are missing you. Your family member/legacy contact doesn't need to log in to see your information; it's based on the data associated with your account when it dies.