Looking to close the Facebook account of a deceased loved one? We explain in 3 steps how to permanently delete a deceased person's Facebook account without their password.
Losing a loved one is a difficult ordeal, and managing their Facebook account can be an emotionally taxing task.
If you're looking to close the Facebook account of a deceased loved one, follow this guide, it explains the steps you need to take to do it the easy way. ✅
1. Contact Facebook to report the death.
The first step in closing the Facebook account of a deceased loved one is to contact Facebook to report the death.
👉 You can do this by filling in a online form on the Facebook website.
You will need to provide basic information about the deceased:
- last name, first name ;
- e-mail address ;
- Facebook username.
⚠️ You will also need to import a copy of the person's death certificate.
Once you have submitted the form, Facebook will review your request and inform you of the next steps.
2. Provide the requested documents.
After notifying Facebook of your loved one's death, you will need to provide additional documents to prove your relationship with the deceased and your authority to close his or her account.
Here's the type of document you'll need to provide:
- a copy of your own ID,
- proof of your relationship with the deceased (such as a birth or marriage certificate).
➡️ Be sure to provide all requested documents to avoid any delays in the account closure process.
3. Request account deletion or conversion to a commemorative account.
When you're ready to close your deceased loved one's Facebook account, you can ask Facebook to delete it completely or turn it into a memorial account.
👉 To request deletion, you'll need to provide proof of death, such as a death certificate or obituary.
👉 To request conversion to a memorial account, you'll need to complete an online form and provide proof of death.
Once Facebook has received your request, the account will either be deleted or turned into a memorial account within a few days. ✅
Turn a deceased person's Facebook profile into a memorial account.
The conversion to a memorial account allows friends and family to continue posting memories and tributes on the deceased's profile.
The account will no longer be active and cannot be modified, but existing publications will remain visible to friends and family.
Close a deceased person's Facebook account.
If you choose to delete the account completely, all posts, photos and information will be removed from Facebook. It's important to take the time to consider the best option for you and your family before making a decision.
Legapass is a simple, fast and effective solution. 🙌
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- ➡️ Store your online accounts and passwords in a secure digital safe.
- ➡️ Designate one or more beneficiaries who will have access to your accounts in the event of your death.
- ➡️ Choose what you want to do with your accounts: pass them on, delete them or turn them into memorial accounts.
- ➡️ Receive personalized advice on how to best manage your online accounts.
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We hope this article has helped you understand the options available for manage the Facebook account of a deceased loved one.
If you have any questions or comments, don't hesitate to contact us or leave us a message.