The one thing that changes how we feel about Facebook after death

Facebook recently announced plans to let people decide what to do with their accounts in the case of death, with users allowed to choose an “heir” to look after pages.

In the wake of the news YouGov polled 1,580 British adults and found that that younger users are more likely to want their Facebook pages to live on after they die.

While 71 per cent of British adults over 60 want their pages to be deleted after death, the majority of people aged 18-24 say they are happy for their account to be frozen or for control to be given over to a legacy contact, as this Statista chart shows.

Google introduced a similar “heir” system two years ago, to help its users plan for the “digital afterlife”.

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