The social networking site which was started in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg according to Facebook History and Its Founders has a larger percentage of users and is said to be ONE OF THE BIGGEST SOCIAL NETWORKING WEBSITE!
I stumbled upon an interesting piece recently on Facebook and I thought it will be cool to share it here! The interesting piece is about “Facebook Legacy which makes it possible for another person to use a deceased account”
As we all knew that Death is an inevitable incidence although people don’t usually talk about it because to many, its like a dreaded and ugly topic which isn’t cool to be openly discussed.
Am not going to elaborate on this death of a thing topic too since am not a student of psycology (i didn’t even have a degree yet *covers face*) nor this blog is about things related to that, so we’re just going to directly cut the icy part of this post’s cake. Shall we?
According to the facebook website, this feature called “Facebook Legacy” allows the account owner to grant a TRUSTED PERSON permission to use his or her account after demise in which the Trusted Person would be able to do things like Accepting New Friend Requests and Updating Profile Picture.
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However before that could happen, Facebook Legacy also provides the option for the owner of the account if he would like his account to either be MEMORIALIZED [to be stored on facebook] or be DELETED after demise.
To better understand how it works, allow me to tell you an imaginary example below
Mr A had a facebook account in which his list consists of majorly family members and friends whom are either from a near or very far location but they all do interact together via Mr A’s Wall. Seeing that his facebook account helps both friends and family, Mr A decided to activate Facebook Legacy Settings.
The first thing he did was to Activate ‘NO’ for Account Deletion as this would make Mr A’s account to be ‘MEMORIALIZED’ by Facebook and NOT permanently Deleted after his demise.
After that, Mr A then proceed to the next step which is choosing a TRUSTED PERSON that would be able to access his account and make certain changes as earlier mentioned on this post.
In this case, Lets say the TRUSTED PERSON Mr A added was Mr B.
That means after Mr A’s demise in the later future, Mr B would notifed the facebook team about the death of A using a certain proof of evidence. Once facebook team had gone through the evidence, a ‘Remembering’ form of signal will be displayed beside Mr A’s Profile, something similar to that of the twitter verified badge.
Furthermore Mr B would now be able to use Mr A’s facebook account since Mr A had already made him a ‘TRUSTED PERSON’ before his demise.
If you want to get started or learn more about how facebook legacy works, Simply goto Settings => Security => Legacy Contact and follow the procedure that follows. Also, You can choose to message your Legacy Contact so as to inform him/her that you made them a TRUSTED PERSON.
Whats your thought on this!