To help us delete your loved one’s account from Facebook, we will need to provide documents confirming that you are an immediate family member or executor of the account holder. The fastest way to process your request is to provide a scan or photo of your loved one’s death certificate.
How to request deletion of memorialized account?
Step 1: Submit proof of relationship. Facebook will require verifiable proof that you are an immediate family member or executor. ,
Step 2: Submit the proof of death. ,
Step 3: Request deletion. ,
Step 4: Submit the request. ,
Step 5: Confirm deletion.
If Facebook is notified that a person has passed away, it is our policy to memorialize the account. Memorialized accounts are a place for friends and family to gather and share memories after a person has passed away. Memorizing an account also helps keep it secure by preventing anyone from logging into it.
How long does it take to make a Facebook account memorable?
If it takes more than six months for Facebook to actually “remember” an account, its process is not up to the task. If someone does not contact Facebook, or if Facebook fails to respond, the account will remain active indefinitely. The main risk is that it can be hacked and used to send spam, or worse.
What happens to a memorable account?
Memorized accounts are a place to remember someone’s life after their demise. Memorialized accounts on Instagram have the following key features: No one can log in to memorialized accounts. The word remembering will be shown next to the person’s name on their profile.
How does Facebook know to memorialize an account?
To memorialize an account on Facebook, a request must be sent, naming the deceased and the date of their death and providing proof of their death, such as an obituary or death certificate. Eventually, if it all checks out, Facebook will make the account memorable.
How do I request the deletion of a deceased family member’s Facebook account?
We are very sorry for your loss. To help us delete your loved one’s account from Facebook, we need to provide documents confirming that you are an immediate family member or executor of the account holder.
The fastest way to process your request is to provide a scan or photo of your loved one’s death certificate.
If you do not have your loved one’s death certificate, you will need to provide proof of entitlement and proof that your loved one has passed away. Please see the documents we accept below.
Submit a document providing proof of authority:
.power of attorney.
.last will and testament.
.Submit a document to prove that your loved one has passed away:
Note: The information on the documents you provide must match the information on your loved one’s account. When submitting documents, please cover any personal information that we do not require to satisfy your request (for example a Social Security number).
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