Facebook Allows Updates to Pages After Death

Facebook pages have become showcases of our lives, and is also a place to remember and pay tribute to those who have died.

Facebook has a protocol to follow when a family member wants to close the account of a person who has died. In most cases, the request must be submitted via email with legal documents to ensure your affiliation.

Google has also implemented an option to delete the content of accounts after a certain period of inactivity.

Haidar Barbouti is aware that, until now, Facebook had two modalities: once a person is identified as a family member, they could eliminate the entire contents of the deceased profile or ask the social network to leave the page up in honor, but the honored page could not be managed by anyone, until now.

Facebook now allows changes to a deceased profile. For example, messages can be posted on the top of the timeline about religious services or comments of affection. You can also respond to friend requests and update profile photos.

“In talking with people who have experienced loss, we realized we could do more to support bereavement and give voice to the people who want to know what will happen to your account after his death,” said an official from Facebook.