Dealing with the death of a loved one does not stop at
planning a funeral service in a funeral home. In addition to planning for cremation of the remains
or choosing a burial plot in a cemetery, you may also have to handle aspects
of your loved one’s personal life—such as their social media
accounts. Handling the social media accounts of the deceased can be trying
in both emotional and practical terms. Read on to learn how to best handle
your loved one’s social media accounts.
Facebook has a couple of options for dealing with the accounts of the
deceased. One option is to submit a Memorialization Request to Facebook.
This changes the former account into a memorial page. That way, the user’s
information is still shown, but it is no longer seen as being active.
Another option is to close the user’s account using a Special Request
for Deceased Person’s Account.
Google allows an authorized representative of a deceased user to request
access to the contents of a Gmail account. Google also has something called
“Inactive Account Manager,” which allows users to plan their
“digital afterlives.” In other words, users can notify Google
of how they want their account to be handled if they remain active for
a prolonged period of time.
Twitter won’t give anyone access to a deceased user’s account.
However, it does accept requests for deactivation. If you want to deactivate
the Twitter account of a deceased loved one, you must send a list of specific
documents to Twitter by fax or mail. After verifying this information,
Twitter may choose to deactivate the user’s account.
If you’re planning a
funeral ceremony near Oahu, HI, you know that it can take time to pick up the pieces after
a loved one passes. That’s why Valley of the Temples Memorial Park
is here to help you create a personalized funeral service for your loved
one. Call us today at (808) 239-8811 for more information on how we can
help you during this trying time.