Facebook has introduced the Legacy Contact which nominates a friend or a relative of a user to handle his/her account externally in case something happens to the user. If a Facebook user passes away, then his/her family members or friends can contact Facebook to memorialize the Facebook account. In that circumstances, the account will be changed to ‘Remembering’ and if the user have added a contact to his/her Legacy Contact, then that member can post on his/her behalf. This means with legacy contact, a loved one of yours can continue with the legacy and share the memories of you.
What are the things that your Legacy contact can handle?
This is definitely an important question to learn how far Facebook will allow your Legacy Contact to manage your Facebook account
1. Write a pinned post for your profile (ex: to share a final message on your behalf or provide information about a memorial service).
2. Respond to new friend requests (ex: old friends or family members who weren’t yet on Facebook)
3. Update your profile picture and cover photo
What your Legacy Contact can not do?
1. Log into your account
2. Remove or change past posts, photos and other things shared on your Timeline
3. Read messages you’ve sent to other friends
4. Remove any of your friends
How to add your Legacy Contact in Facebook
1. Open your Settings.
2. Click on Security.
3. Now select Legacy Contact.
4. Now choose a friend.
5. Now send the default message to your legacy contact to let him/her know.