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What Does Memorializing a Facebook Page Mean?

May 15, 2023

You may wonder what will happen to your social media account when you pass away. Or, perhaps you are checking for a loved one who wants to take care of their Facebook account before death. This situation can be taken care of in a professional way that honors the one who passes away. Let’s look at some of the advantages and disadvantages of memorializing a Facebook account, as well as the process of taking care of social media accounts.

Advantages of Memorializing

Memorializing a Facebook account allows people to express their love, grief, and appreciation for the one who has passed by basically turning the person’s wall into a memorial wall of remembrance. It can bring solace to those grieving, and the family can be blessed by hearing sweet memories people have of their loved one.

Setting a Facebook page to be memorialized allows a person to be in control of what happens to their account. They can have peace of mind knowing that it will be handled in the way that they have chosen.

Disadvantages of not Memorializing

If you do not memorialize a Facebook account, the account will continue to send a person’s friends a reminder every year on their birthday. That may be the way you want your loved one to be remembered. Or, you may decide that you do not want to cause people pain by rekindling a sense of loss. Another disadvantage may be not being able to control comments (perhaps negative) that someone might make on the Facebook page of the deceased. These are just a couple of things to consider.

How to Memorialize a Facebook Account

You may wonder what your options are when it comes to taking care of your Facebook account. You may choose either to have your account memorialized or deleted all together. Because policies may change at any time, we think it is most helpful to direct you to the Facebook help page to learn about their current policies.

When a Facebook page is memorialized, the word “Remembering” shows up next to the person’s profile name. Posts and photos that the person shared in the past will still be available for people to see, according to the person’s chosen audience. And, people may leave comments, memories, and heartfelt messages of encouragement for those left behind.

If your family member wants to memorialize your page after your passing, they must provide proof of your death.

  • For more information about requesting a memorializing of an account, read here.
  • To request the removal of a family member’s Facebook account, read about it here.
  • If you were chosen to be a Legacy Contact by someone, but you do not know what to do about it, you can find out more information using this resource.

Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help your family. If you would like to read other articles on our website, visit Keohane Funeral Homes at Or, feel free to call us at 617-773-3551.



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