How To Setup Facebook Legacy Contact

On the demand of Facebook Users, Social Media Platform empowers user with feature to set up with a Legacy Contact to hold some of the features of their Facebook Account. The new adjustment in Facebook allows user either delete his/her account or to appoint a friend or a family member to handle account with some limitations.

This Article is about How To Setup Facebook Legacy Contact


Facebook Legacy Contact

Facebook Legacy Contact services will be part of USA only, however the social media platform is likely to provide the same to entire users.

As per Facebook, When a person passes away, their account can become a memorial of their life, friendships and experience.

“By talking to people who have experienced loss, we realised there is more we can do to support those who are grieving and those who want a say in what happens to their account after death.”

Following features will allow Facebook Legacy Contact to do:

Can post something at the top of “memorialized timeline”

Can make changes to profile and cover photo

Can accept other’s friend requests from family members and friends those are not yet a part of Facebook


Facebook Privacy

The holder of account can allow Legacy Contact to download an archive of his photos, other features include profile info and posts as well. The thing that is important to know is that the Legacy Contact will not be able to Log into the account on the behalf of the person who passed away, further Facebook also protects the privacy of such person by protecting the private messages.

How to Appoint/Make/Setup Facebook Legacy Contact (Only for USA People Yet):

Visit your Account Settings, then Security and then Legacy Contact from the bottom

You have to choose a person who is reliable to you, so type the name of that person to make him/her

Facebook allows you to inform that person by sending a message, however it is not compulsory, the nominated person will be notified when Facebook gets the data about your death.

Now you have to choose whether the Legacy Contact you appoint can Archive Data or you want to delete your account?

Benefits of Facebook Legacy Contact:

Setting up Facebook Legacy Contact may be a little unpleasant for someone, but this feature is really important and acts as emotional therapy for those who really care for you. Indeed everyone have to left this world, and this time is really hard for those who are close to you.

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