Today an individual owns many social media accounts and we have shifted to an all-digital life. As we have various social media accounts in different service providers, it can be a common question for us that what would happen to each of them when we die. Have you ever wondered who will manage your social media profiles? Here we are talking about the destiny of our digital assets after death.
Let us to inform you about the future of your Facebook account after your death. It both removes and memorializes the accounts of a deceased user. So, you can ask for the memorization of an account by having death certificate. The profile of a memorialized account will be remained but the username and password won’t work anymore. Also, Facebook has recently announced that you can allow a legacy contact to pin a post on your timeline after your death. The contact is only able to change your profile photos and respond to friendship requests, but not be able to read your private messages and login as you.
Your Google account will be inactivated after nine months of your last login. Inactive Account Manager is a tool in Google account that help users to allow trusted contacts to access their data when their account becomes inactive. Also you can submit a request regarding a deceased user’s account to Google.
It allows for removal or remain an account the same as Facebook. Deactivating the account needs the request of family member, death certificate and ID from the person making the request. It should be mentioned that no one would be able to access the deceased user’s account in this social media.
It has the same policy for deceased users as others. The account of a deceased user can be reported, deleted or memorialized by the request of the family member. For memorializing an account there would be the need for death proof. Unlike Facebook, third-person is not be able to access your Instagram account.
Don’t worry! Yahoo will delete your account automatically when no one logs into it for 12 months. Also, you can allow a trusted one to delete your account after your death. Or you can have an executor that can ask for termination of your account by having death certificate and a document of his/her authority.
Now with given information above, you can easily manage your social media accounts and be ready for the day of your death from this moment!