Ways to manage social media accounts when someone dies

How to manage social media accounts when someone dies
Unfortunately, there is no easy, “one-click” way to shut down all social media accounts. You might think that accounts would be closed automatically after a period of inactivity, but that’s not always the case.

Facebook has a setting where you can appoint a legacy representative to manage your account after your death. If you don’t appoint anyone then Facebook will keep the account active until they are notified otherwise.

Twitter will close the account after six months of inactivity.

If you’re looking to close down the social media accounts of someone who has passed away, it’s important to understand the procedures and requirements, especially as many people have their social media accounts linked to various payment methods.

Here are some official links below on closing accounts;

Gmail

  • How to delete the deceased Google Account: Click Here

Yahoo

  • How to delete the deceased Yahoo Account: Click Here

Facebook

  • How to delete the deceased Facebook Account: Click Here

Twitter

  • How to deactivate a deceased Twitter Account: Click Here

Instagram

  • How do I report a deceased person's account on Instagram? Click Here

COVID-19: guidance for arranging or attending funerals during the coronavirus pandemic

During COVID19 it is not possible to conduct funerals and cremations as before. Attendance at funerals either in church or at a crematorium is limited to 25 persons.

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