Estate Planning 101

What happens to my Facebook when I die?

September 13, 2023

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You’ve lived a vibrant life, chronicled in vivid detail on your Facebook page. The parties, vacations, family gatherings, and that delicious brunch you had last Sunday – all immortalized in a digital archive. But have you ever wondered what happens to your Facebook account when you die?

Social media platforms have become essential components of our lives, and Facebook, arguably one of the most popular, is no exception. When it comes to this digital afterlife, Facebook offers two primary options: Memorialization and Account Deletion.


Facebook’s Memorialization feature allows your loved ones to preserve your account in your memory. Once your account is memorialized, it transforms into a tribute space where friends and family can share memories, post condolences, and celebrate your life. Your account will be secured, preventing anyone from logging in, while the word “Remembering” will be shown next to your name.

Account Deletion

If you prefer not to leave a digital footprint, you can choose to have your Facebook account permanently deleted after your death. This option ensures that your information is erased from Facebook's servers, leaving no trace of your account.

These options allow you to manage your Facebook legacy, but they require forethought, planning, and communication with your loved ones. This is where Snug steps in.

At Snug, we believe in the importance of preserving memories and ensuring a smooth transition for those we leave behind. Our mission is to help you create comprehensive estate plans and organize all of life's details in one secure place.

Our platform allows you to choose a legacy contact, someone who can manage your memorialized account, or opt for account deletion after your death. We ensure that your wishes are communicated clearly, eliminating guesswork and potential conflicts among your loved ones.

But at Snug, we do more than just manage your Facebook afterlife. We provide a holistic approach to estate planning, helping you manage your digital assets, financial affairs, and end-of-life wishes in an easy-to-navigate and secure platform.

Our services include:

  1. Digital Estate Planning: We help you catalogue your digital footprint, including social media accounts, emails, and online banking, and decide what happens to them after your death.
  2. Document Storage: Store your important documents such as wills, trusts, and insurance policies in our secure platform.
  3. End-of-Life Planning: Record your wishes for funeral arrangements, organ donation, and other end-of-life decisions.
  4. Legacy Projects: Create projects that capture your life story and values to pass on to future generations.

In our increasingly digital world, managing your online presence after death is as essential as any other end-of-life arrangement. With Snug, you can face this reality head-on, ensuring that your digital legacy aligns with your wishes and provides a space of comfort and remembrance for your loved ones.

Snug is not just about planning for death; it's about celebrating life and ensuring that your legacy lives on, both in the hearts of your loved ones and in the digital world.