This article explains how different social media accounts are dealt with after the owner’s death. It encourages making your wishes known now to help family members in the future.
Nearly 80% of Australians now use social media, with 59% of us accessing it either daily or most days. Facebook and Instagram have become our photo albums and repositories of family memories, and social media is no longer the province just of the young. People of all ages are sharing their lives with the world.
But have you thought about how your social media assets should be managed when you die? And do you know what to do with the accounts of those close to you if they pass away? While not a legally recognised role, you may find yourself acting as someone’s ‘digital executor’.
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