Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Thursday February 12, 2015

Facebook Adding A Legacy Contact Feature

Facebook is rolling out a new feature called a "legacy contact." The new feature gives you the ability to choose someone to manage your account after you die.

Today we’re introducing a new feature that lets people choose a legacy contactآ—a family member or friend who can manage their account when they pass away. Once someone lets us know that a person has passed away, we will memorialize the account and the legacy contact will be able to:

  • Write a post to display at the top of the memorialized Timeline (for example, to announce a memorial service or share a special message)

  • Respond to new friend requests from family members and friends who were not yet connected on Facebook

  • Update the profile picture and cover photo