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Facebook introduces legacy contract; allows user to choose their ‘social media heirs’

Social networking
giant Facebook has announced a new feature that will allow users to remain
active on its site even after they pass away. Hitherto, Facebook only showed
the account of deceased users to others, but did not let anyone manage the
account or edit information.

Social networking
giant Facebook has announced a new feature that will allow users to remain
active on its site even after they pass away. Hitherto, Facebook only showed
the account of deceased users to others, but did not let anyone manage the
account or edit information.

The company announced
on Thursday that users can nominate a ‘legacy contact’ who will manage the
account after their death, reports the Washington Post.

According to the
report, the ‘legacy contact’ person won’t have access to all the features of
the Facebook account, and will only be able to accept or reject friend
requests, update cover photo and profile information, and archive posts. The
legacy contact will also be allowed to write just one more post after the death
of the account owner.

The legacy contact
will not be able to read the deceased account owner’s private messages. Currently,
this feature is available only in the US. 

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