The loss of a loved one is a very difficult and complicated ordeal to overcome, especially when receive notifications related to the deceased's account.
Social networks play an important role in our lives, especially Facebook. For years, we've been adding our photos and our videos memorable moments. We don't necessarily want to delete them so that we can revisit the good times we've had together.
What's more, abandoned accounts are easy prey for identity theft and fraud.
What can we do to preserve these memories? How to close a deceased person's Facebook account ? Should the account be closed or converted into a memorial account?
Si votre proche a laissé ses codes d’accès sur Legapassit will be easy for you to close his account.
On the other hand, if the deceased did not pass on his or her digital assets to you, it will be much more difficult to take the necessary steps.
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Turn a deceased person's Facebook account into a memorial account.
In this case, the posts, vacation photos and videos shared will remain available. Only the audience with whom the content was originally shared will be able to view it.
The request to transform a Facebook account into a commemoration account can be made by clicking here. You will need to provide your loved one's death certificate and contact details. After verification, the account will be transformed into a memorial account, unless the deceased had indicated his or her wish to have the account deleted after his or her death.
For this type of account, the expression "in memory of"will be displayed next to the name of the deceased. Birthday reminders will no longer be sent. Depending on privacy settings, the memorial account can be used by loved ones to share memories.
During our lifetime, we can choose a person to be our "legatee". who can manage the memorial account. This person will be able to modify the profile and cover photos, and also pin a publication in tribute to the deceased.
To do this, go to your account settings :
- Facebook.com: Settings and Privacy -> Settings -> General -> Commemoration settings
- Facebook application: Settings and privacy -> Settings -> Personal and account information -> Account ownership and control -> Commemoration settings
A deceased person's account can be deleted...
➡️ If you have the account access codes :
This means that theaccount ID and password will have been sent to you by Legapass.
As heirs, you have a right to right of access, opposition and rectification in accordance with law n°2016-1321 of October 7, 2016 for a Digital RepublicLemaire ActIn addition, we have developed a new procedure, the "right of access", which allows heirs "to access personal data processing", "to obtain information useful for the liquidation and division of the estate", "to close the deceased's user accounts" and "to update them".
The Facebook account can be deleted directly from the deceased's profile :
- Facebook.com: Settings and privacy -> Settings -> Your Facebook information -> Deactivation and deletion
- Facebook application: Settings and privacy -> Settings -> Personal and account information -> Account ownership and control -> Deactivation and deletion
➡️ If you do not have the access codes :
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Facebook has set up a death notification form to delete the account. To do this, you need to provide a document confirming that you are a close family member or executor of the account holder, as well as your loved one's death certificate.
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According to the CNIL: "8,000 people registered on Facebook die every day worldwide." 😱
According to analysis by researchers at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) in 2019, the dead could outnumber the living on Facebook within fifty years .
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Unfortunately, if you don't have access to the deceased's account, closing or transforming the Facebook account into a memorial account will be quite complex.
Let your loved ones manage yours by creating your Legapass account now !