Social media continues to evolve… and this week Facebook took the next step in it’s evolution. They are rolling out a “legacy contact” feature.
What exactly is a legacy contact? It’s someone you give permission to control your Facebook account in the event of your death. Yeah, I know. Not something you really want to think about… but something you probably should.
We all should have wills to direct our wishes upon death. This is sort of like granting an executor of your digital Facebook will. In my case, I chose my wife.
It was really easy too! A couple clicks in account settings and you’re good to go. I set up mine through the app on my Nexus 7. You can even have Facebook notify your legacy contact.
So, what do you think? Is this creepy or necessary? Will you designate a legacy contact? Who will it be?
If you’re looking for specific instructions on how to set this up check out this article from Lifehacker.