What Happens To Your Facebook Account When You Die?

None of us like to think about our death or the death of a loved one, but it’s important to prepare for it. You don’t want to be stuck trying to get into a loved one’s Gmail or Facebook account to shut things down. This graphic shows you what you’re in for, and what you and your loved ones should have ready.

We’ve shown you how to create a master information kit to use in case of death or emergency, and part of that kit are your account logins and passwords. Without that information, loved ones often have to send over death certificates (which can cost money), proof of relation, proof of their identity and more — and then wait weeks or months to get the access they need.

It’s best to be prepared. The graphic below, from the folks at Webpage FX, outlines what happens to Gmail, Facebook, Twitter and other accounts when their owners pass away, and what those companies require for next of kin or survivors to get access.

[Via Webpage FX]