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What Happens to Your Social Media Accounts When You Die?

Social media sites have ever-evolving rules as it relates to the transfer or access of accounts, even upon a loved one’s death.

To guarantee access to a loved one, you must provide them with access information to your accounts. We suggest doing this in a safe place, such as through your Future File system.

While it may not seem important, remember that if your account remains active, your friends and family members may see your name and older information pop up in their activity streams or friend lists.

Social media is also a good way of alerting a broader group of friends and acquaintances if something were to happen to you.

And finally, as one mother told me after unexpectedly losing her son in an accident, social media can be a trove of personal information, including photos and updates, that loved ones may want to hold onto.

To make sure that you have accounted for your social media and other digital account access, as well as other important items if you pass away or are mentally incapacitated, consult the Future File system.