I’ve been asked this question a few times but today it was close to home. “What happens to your Facebook account when you pass away?”
No one likes to talk about this but someone very sweet transitioned yesterday and I thought I was being too Facebook nerdy when I said her family will want to memorialize her account. But first thing this morning, there’s a post “from” the deceased in my feed. It was triggered by someone posting a comment to a previous post but there it was staring me in the face. Next thing, Facebook will want me to reach out to her via algorithmic suggestion. It’s painful for those that care to see a smiling profile photo as if nothing had changed.
If you know of someone that needs this info, here’s a blog I wrote after it kept happening. Learn how to remove a Facebook account or memorialize.