Tuesday Tech Tip: How to set up a “legacy contact” in Facebook

Facebook is a place to share and connect with friends and family. For many of us, it’s also a place to remember and honor those we’ve lost. When a person passes away, their account can become a memorial of their life, friendships and experiences.

Today we’re introducing a new feature that lets people choose a legacy contact—a family member or friend who can manage their account when they pass away. Once someone lets us know that a person has passed away, we will memorialize the account and the legacy contact will be able to:

  • Write a post to display at the top of the memorialized Timeline (for example, to announce a memorial service or share a special message)
  • Respond to new friend requests from family members and friends who were not yet connected on Facebook
  • Update the profile picture and cover photo

If someone chooses, they may give their legacy contact permission to download an archive of the photos, posts and profile information they shared on Facebook. Other settings will remain the same as before the account was memorialized. The legacy contact will not be able to log in as the person who passed away or see that person’s private messages.

Alternatively, people can let us know if they’d prefer to have their Facebook account permanently deleted after death.

Here’s how to choose a legacy contact:

  1. Open your settings. Choose Security and then Legacy Contact at the bottom of the page.
  2. After choosing your legacy contact, you’ll have the option to send a message to that person.
  3. You may give your legacy contact permission to download an archive of the posts, photos and profile info you’ve shared on Facebook.

Read the full instructions @ Facebook.

The 10 Best Horror Books You’ve Never Read

I’ve read six and was aware of three of the other four.

  1. The Light at the End by John Skipp and Craig Spector
  2. Swan Song by Robert McCammon
  3. The Elementals by Michael McDowell
  4. Every House is Haunted by Ian Rogers
  5. The Girl Next Door by Jack Ketchum
  6. The Damnation Game by Clive Barker
  7. City Infernal by Edward Lee
  8. Geek Love by Katherine Dunn
  9. Enter Night by Michael Rowe
  10. Ghost Story by Peter Straub

Read the full article @ Publishers Weekly.
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