It sounds morbid, but it's something you oughta do if you are a Facebook user.

On Thursday,  Facebook introduced a new feature that will allow it's users to select which friend will be able to manage their Facebook account after they die.

Facebook calls is this feature "The Legacy Contact". What is designed to do is allow you to have more control over your accounts after you die.

From Facebook:

A legacy contact is someone you choose to look after your account if it’s memorialized. Once your account is memorialized, your legacy contact will have the option to do things like:


Write a pinned post for your profile (ex: to share a final message on your behalf or provide information about a memorial service)
Respond to new friend requests (ex: old friends or family members who weren’t yet on Facebook)
Update your profile picture and cover photo
You also have the option to allow your legacy contact to download a copy of what you’ve shared on Facebook, and we may add additional capabilities for legacy contacts in the future.


Your legacy contact can’t:

Log into your account
Remove or change past posts, photos and other things shared on your Timeline
Read messages you’ve sent to other friends
Remove any of your friends

So, comment and let me know, is this something you plan to take advantage of?