Facebook Now Lets You Set Someone to Control Your Account After You Pass Away

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Facebook's logo is shown in a file image. (Credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Facebook’s logo is shown in a file image. (Credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Facebook just added an important new feature that lets you designate a “legacy contact” to manage your profile page after you pass away. It’s not something we necessarily want to think about but it only takes a minute to set up and it could save your family members headaches later.

Follow my step-by-step instructions here.