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Facebook Legacy Contacts Now Available

on Feb 19, 2015 9:00:00 AM By | Kings Court Trust | Facebook Industry News Legacy Life Planning
This may come as a bit of a surprise to some - in the latest news from Facebook they are allowing users to choose a legacy contact to take control of their account after they have passed away. According to a blog post from the social network, the site is "a place to share and connect with friends and family [and] remember and honour those we've lost"; with this in mind, the profile of a deceased loved one can become "a memorial of their life", updated and maintained by those who love them.
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Digital Life After Death

on Aug 14, 2013 9:00:00 AM By | Kings Court Trust | Blog Estate Planning Facebook Will
Some 30 million accounts on Facebook belong to people who have passed away, but grieving families and friends of just 10% of them make use of the social platform's memorialisation process that essentially locks their account.
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Google's New Feature to Plan Digital Afterlife

on Apr 26, 2013 9:00:00 AM By | Kings Court Trust | Estate Administration Blog Facebook Google
People using Google's services will be now able to decide what will happen to their digital assets once they pass away or can no longer handle their accounts, thanks to a new feature called Inactive Account Manager, the search engine said in a recent blog post.
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