Facebook Tool For Digital Estate Plan

Woman sitting on sofa and checking her social media profileFacebook has announced a new feature called Legacy Contact that lets users authorize another person to access or modify their accounts when they die.

A Legacy Contact can, among other things, write a post to display at the top of the dead person’s timeline, update the person’s profile picture and download an archive of the photos, posts and profile information the former user shared.

The new feature is a step in the right direction as the estate laws of the country catch up with advances in technology, says a story on marketwatch.com.

The laws are murky where it comes to digital assets but the story says it is a good idea to list your digital asset service providers and name someone to manage these accounts after you die, if the companies allow.

Also, you should make a list of user names and passwords for the accounts and store them in a safe place.

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