Facebook’s ‘Legacy Contact’ Feature Allows Friends to Control Your Page After You Die
You can now give a friend or family member permission to access your Facebook profile when you die. Creepy, huh?
The feature allows you to choose a Facebook friend to be a "legacy contact," who will serve as an executor of your social network page. The friend can post information on your behalf (such as funeral details), respond to new friend requests and update your profile photo.
To turn over access to a legacy contact, Facebook still requires people to request that a profile be memorialized, asking them to prove that a person has died.
To set up the legacy contact, click the down-arrow on the upper right hand corner of your screen. Click settings. Then on the left column, click Security, and then click Legacy Contact.