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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Facebook allows you to name a digital heir for your account

Millions of people use Facebook, and very few of them think about what would happen to their Facebook account if they should pass away. An article from the Wall Street Journal talks about what Facebook does with the account of someone they learn has died. It also talks about a new option (so far just in the USA but apparently going to be available to the rest of us soon) to name a digital heir for your account. The named person would be able to put up a message advising of the death, change the photo, and allow friends to post messages about the deceased.

It's interesting reading for anyone who uses that social network. Click here to read the story. You may or may not want to name a digital heir for your Facebook account, but at least you should know that it's an option!

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