An app called “If I Die” has been released, which lets you post updates to Facebook which will only go up after you pass away. To have the update go up, three designated friends need to verify the update. According to CBS, the app has faced mixed reviews on the social network with some users finding it inappropriate, while others saying that it's something that is needed. One user said that a lot of people pass away without saying certain things to people that might be important. Another user said that there may be some people who are terminally ill who would like to leave a message behind.
Post to Facebook posthumously
However, other users say that after you're dead, it's probably too late and things should be said while people are still alive. The app, which was made by Israeli developers, already has more than 5000 likes on the social network. Facebook has had to deal with user deaths for a while now, especially since 2009 when it started the 'People you may know feature'. In response, Facebook 'memorialized' the accounts of the deceased where they would no longer show up in “People you may know” and their contact information would be protected.
Publish date: January 16, 2012 11:36 am| Modified date: December 18, 2013 9:22 pm