What happens to your social networks after you die?

 Every day you generate an infinite amount of digital information that's exposed once you allow this world. We tell you what the protocols of Facebook, Twitter and email services are when the owners of the profiles attend another plane. We have all wondered what happens to our digital identity once we die. And there's a true fear that somebody will enter the accounts and find out a number of our secrets or use the data incorrectly . But don't be concerned, because although that did happen in years past, there are now many options to secure your posthumous digital wishes. Technology has opened doors to organizations liable for social networks and has allowed the event of applications that may allow you to arrange your affairs before leaving.


When the biggest social media platform realized that its users were starting to die - per data revealed by the page, around 30 million people with a Facebook account have died within the last 10 years - they decided to require action within the case. Now they need different options in order that all and sundry can make the choice that suits them best. One of the items you'll do is notify the page that, within the event of your death, your profile are going to be converted into a memorial one. To attain this, you want to activate the choice in your preference and if you die, one in every of your friends or family must notify Facebook, so it'll eventually change its configuration. This feature allows your friends to continue posting on your profile that becomes a mural of celebration in your life .


 You can also indicate that just in case of death, your account is permanently deleted. For this you'll need a legacy contact or someone who demonstrates that they need access to any or all your things legally. It's a very important mission, so think twice about who may well be an honest legacy contact. It is important to mention that if the legal requirements don't seem to be met for the legacy person to be chargeable for the account or to shut it, the account will remain open.


Instagram encompasses a similar policy to Facebook because you'll be able to also "memorialize" your account. To do so, a relative of yours or your personal representative must report your death to the corporate and make the request to convert your profile into an "in memoriam". They will also request that the account be closed. The request is valid if they present the pertinent documentation that has a birth and death certificate and proof that the person making the request is that the personal representative of the decedent.



We have excellent news, because Twitter incorporates a very strict policy regarding the death of its users: nobody can enter an account after its founder has died - after all, as long as nobody has the passwords available. The only thing you'll be able to do is request that the profile be closed, but only a right away relative of the owner can do so by presenting a replica of an identification and a replica of the death certificate. So if you wish your footprint to be erased on Twitter after your death, we recommend that you just leave it said, so your relations can act when necessary.



Almost all companies respect the user a lot and it is difficult to obtain the contents of the same - more if it is a postal company like Gmail -. You can cross out the option in your configuration so that nobody gets that information. On the other hand, you can let someone manage your account after your death or your family or legal representative can request access.


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