Facebook allow users to die peacefully




Social network Facebook has announced that it will allow users to hand over control of your page to others after his death, writes Washington Post.


On February 12 in your account settings when the corresponding item on the page is submitted after death. According to product manager Vanessa Facebook Kellinson Birch, users can choose one of three options: delete the page, turning it into a “memory page” or Testament account.

A will allows you to send account management to a family member or friend. If someone says that the account owner died, the deceased receives a memorial page status. Heir to be able to do in the chronicle of posts (for example, to report on the funeral date), as well as respond to friend requests to family members and friends who are not “friended” with the deceased during his lifetime.

Also be possible to replace the avatars and backgrounds account approval pictures and posts, which marked the deceased account holder. Wherein said in the will not be able to go into an account under the username of the deceased and find information that is hidden from view by foreign security settings.

Earlier Facebook account freezes after receiving a message about his death. For this family had to provide proof of death.


Google in 2013 provides an opportunity to transfer control over the page to another person after certain length of time. Japanese subsidiary Yahoo summer 2014 launched a separate service for probate accounts – Yahoo Ending.

Russian legislation does not allow services to introduce the possibility of a will. The Russian Constitution guarantees the privacy and confidentiality of correspondence and online logins, according to the law, are not property and, accordingly, may not be included in the will.

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