Facebook is making changes to its memorialized profiles, for legacy contacts, helping them with new controls, as well as limitations…
Since 2015, Facebook has allowed a family member or friend to maintain an account of a loved one who passed away. Now, the social network announces it is making a few changes to those legacy profiles.
New Facebook Tributes Tab Collects Memories of Users who’ve Passed Away
The new Facebook Tributes Tab for memorialized accounts can now moderate limiting who can view posts and pictures. It also allows the guardian to delete content, modify tag settings and even remove tags.
“…we’re sharing updates to make this experience even more supportive for our community: a new tributes section for memorialized accounts; additional controls for people who manage memorialized accounts; and improved AI to keep the profile of a deceased loved one from appearing in painful ways.”
Although, anyone who manages a memorialized account can’t read private messages, remove friends, or make new friend requests.
“Over 30 million people view memorialized profiles every month to post stories, commemorate milestones and remember those who have passed away. The new tributes section expands on this, creating a separate tab on memorialized profiles where friends and family can share posts — all while preserving the original timeline of their loved one. This lets people see the types of posts that are most helpful to them as they grieve and remember their loved ones.”
For people under the age of 18, Facebook allows parents to become the custodians of a deceased child’s profile. The social site says it is also working to improve its systems to prevent memorialized profiles from appearing in “places that might cause distress.”