New Facebook App Lets You Update Your Profile After You Die
Have you ever thought what you’d like your last words to be? How about your last Facebook status update?
While you may not have a lot of say over the former, with a new "digital afterlife" Facebook app, you do now have the ability to control your final social media message.
If I Die lets users set a status update or video that will post after they've passed away. The message can be anything you'd like the world (or more accurately, your social media world) to see. Whether it's a touching goodbye video or a this-is-how-I-really-feel-about-all-of-you status, the choice is yours.
How does it work? After installing the app on Facebook, you create your message and pick three “trustees." These chosen ones are responsible for confirming your death before the message is blasted out. After all, you wouldn't want your last words going viral before you've gone to your final resting place, now would you?
So far there are more than 40,000 Facebook users signed up for this very special service, although there have yet to be any cases reported in which it was used "successfully."
But just think, now those famous last words you've been slaving over can be
heard read by your entire social network.
Megan Sayers is the managing editor for ModernMom. Follow her on Twitter @MeganSayers