What Happens To Your Facebook Page When You Die

February 21, 2024

By Lee Goupil

When you pass away, your Facebook page becomes a memorialized account. A place where friends and family can share memories and condolences. However, to ensure that your wishes are carried out, it’s important to consider how you want your Facebook account to be handled after your death.

Here’s a closer look at what happens to your Facebook page when you die, and steps you can take to manage your digital legacy.

Memorializing a Facebook Account

When Facebook is notified of someone’s passing, they can memorialize the account upon request. Once memorialized, the word “Remembering” is added to the person’s profile. Then the account is locked to prevent anyone from logging in.

The existing content on the account remains visible to the audience it was shared with. Friends can still continue to post memories and tributes.

Legacy Contact

To appoint someone to manage your Facebook account after you pass away, you can designate a legacy contact in your account settings. Your legacy contact can write a pinned post for your profile, respond to new friend requests, and update your profile picture and cover photo. They cannot log in as you or see your private messages.

Managing Your Digital Legacy

In addition to Facebook, it’s important to consider your other digital assets and how you want them handled after your death. Here are some steps to manage your digital legacy:

Create a List of Accounts: Make a list of all your online accounts, including social media, email, banking, and shopping accounts.

Designate a Digital Executor: Appoint someone you trust to manage your digital assets according to your wishes. Provide them with access to your accounts and instructions on how you want them handled.

Consider Privacy Settings: Review the privacy settings on your social media accounts to ensure they align with your wishes for after you pass away.

Leave Instructions: Consider leaving instructions for your loved ones on how to access and manage your digital assets, including any specific requests you have for each account.


Utilizing a Digital Estate Protection service such as Noni enables you to easily manage your digital legacy. Noni provides you peace of mind that your Digital Estate will be taken care of.


It’s not just what happens to your Facebook page when you die. Also, it’s important to consider how you want your online presence to be managed after you pass. By memorializing your Facebook account and taking steps to manage your digital legacy, you can ensure that your wishes are carried out. Your online presence will be preserved in a way that honors your memory.

About Noni

At Noni, we strive to provide assistance in navigating the complex realm of digital affairs of the Estate. Our mission is to:

Empower consumers to plan for the disposition or transfer of their digital assets. Ensuring their wishes are respected and their loved ones are supported during a difficult time.

Help families navigate the complexities of winding up the digital affairs of a deceased loved one. Providing guidance and support every step of the way.

Assist online providers in managing the online accounts of their deceased users. Helping them to honor their users’ privacy and safeguard their information.

Through our services, we aim to bring clarity, compassion, and expertise to an often-overlooked aspect of modern life. Our mission is to help our clients feel confident that their digital legacy is in good hands.