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Data Doctors Tech Tips | Ken Colburn & Brandon Disney
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Original Air Date: Dec 27, 2016

Facebook's Legacy Contact

Social networks are such an integral part of our lives that when a loved one passes away, one of the first places we’ll likely go is Facebook.

The popularity of the network allows us to connect with grieving friends and family while allowing others to post memories of the departed.

But if you happen to be part of the family of the deceased that didn’t have the username and password for their page, Facebook eventually converts it to a memorialized account which basically freezes it in time.

But Facebook has made it possible for a family member to become a sort of executor of your account with a feature called Legacy Contact.

Instead of having no way to update your page or keep it going, anyone who assigns a legacy contact will pass on control in the event something happen.

It’s easy to set it up by going to the Settings menu, clicking on the Security tab and then on the option labeled Legacy Contact.

I know it isn’t something we like to think about, but if you take a minute to pick a Legacy Contact, your family and friends will appreciate it!