Florida Elder Law & Estate Planning Blog

Facebook introduces “Tributes” section

Facebook has billions of users, and it is estimated that 10,000 of them die each day. How to handle the accounts of deceased users has been a work in progress for the social media giant. You can choose to have your account deleted once you pass away, or appoint a “legacy contact” to manage your account after you are gone.

Now, Facebook is rolling out a new feature. If your legacy contact memorializes your account, he/she can opt to create a special “tributes” section of your account. Your profile will have the word “remembering” after it. The tributes section is a place where friends and family can share memories, remember birthdays, etc. The legacy contact will be able to moderate that section, which is where all new posts will appear.

For more information on memorialized accounts, legacy contacts and the new “tributes” section, click here.