One of the biggest questions facing Americans these days is "who is going to look after my Facebook if I die?". Well, worry no more, Facebook has added the option to add a "legacy contact" that will be able to pin messages to your timeline, add friends, and change your profile picture once Facebook receives notification of your death. This contact will not be able to read your private messages or post on your behalf. This option probably doesn't get that many people excited, but I guarantee there are a few that are genuinely worried about what will happen to their Facebook account when the are gone. TheVerge has the story.
Facebook is putting its users in control of what happens to their accounts after they die. Starting today, users in the US will be able to chose to have their accounts deleted after death or grant another person on Facebook permission to manage an account on their behalf. Facebook calls this person an account's "legacy contact," and users will be able to choose that person through the website's or app's security page.