WOW! I guess this has to happen because the family will fight over who will be in control over the accounts.

TechCrunch

Now you can give someone power of attorney over your digital life. Today Facebook began letting users select a “legacy contact” who can partially control their Facebook profile after they die.

Legacy Contact_ChoosePreviously when you bit the dust, your friends could notify Facebook to lock your profile into a memorial page. But now if you’ve set a legacy contact, that person can pin an announcement to the top of your profile to provide details for memorial services, approve friend requests, and change their profile and cover photo.

Alternatively, if you’d rather banish your Facebook profile to the shadow realm alongside your soul, you can tell Facebook to permanently delete your profile when you go to the big social network in the sky.

Facebook product manager Vanessa Callison-Burch tells me that the company’s community operations team that responds to people’s requests to memorialize profiles heard “a number of poignant stories of what…

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