Having a well-crafted estate plan is an enormous benefit to your family and loved ones. Proper use of estate planning tools can minimize the tax burden to your heirs, while easing the transfer of assets. But what about the matter of your online/social media presence once you pass away?
You might be surprised to learn that Facebook has applied a lot of consideration regarding what can happen to your account once you pass away. In fact, there are a number of ways to utilize your Facebook to preserve your final thoughts and memories. Facebook allows you to designate a “legacy contact.” This person will be allowed to pin a post on your Timeline after your death, such as a funeral announcement or obituary. The contact won’t be able to log in as you or read your private messages, but will be allowed to respond to new friend requests, update your cover and profile photos, archive your Facebook posts and photos.