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Earlier this month Facebook celebrated its 10-year anniversary by introducing "Look Back" videos, bite sized glimpses at what each of us have shared on the social network over the years. Depending on how active a person you are on the site, these short clips may fill you with overwhelming nostalgia as you look back over time gone by. But Facebook's videos are capable of more than that - they can also serve as brief reminders of who you are and the kind of life you've lived, and they can do this even after you're gone. Today Facebook is introducing the ability for family members to request "Look Back" videos for loved ones who have passed away. If you've lost someone, you can make a request for their video here.

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Facebook is also slightly changing the way it manages accounts belonging to the deceased. Previously, accounts were switched to friends-only upon death. Now pages will remain as-is so that extended communities can continue to view the page the way the owner intended while they were alive. This is ultimately something else for you to think about while managing your privacy settings. Which memories are just for loved ones, and which do you want the world to see after you're gone?

Source: Facebook

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    That's nice of them

  • Fahad Beg

    Its nice of them to do that when asked instead of automatically doing it. gg Facebook

    • andy_o

      They've not stopped doing them automatically, they are just making it easier for families to get it from their deceased relative's account. There was a high-profile case recently of a father who posted a youtube video asking FB to do it because he was having difficulty getting them to via regular channels.

    • alannah mcgrowdie

      my Aunty Grace got a nearly new blue Kia by
      working part time from the internet. look at this now F­i­s­c­a­l­M­a­z­e­.­ℂ­o­m

      • abobobilly

        I should murder you and then ask FB to make a look back video on you.

  • remister

    It would be nice if you could edit the content of what is displayed, so you can send them to your friends.

  • AbbyZFresh

    As much as i despise FB and Zuckerberg's guts. This is actually very nice of them to do this. This will help a lot of families.

    • tdurden64111

      While I don't know if I would want one of me, I know people out there who definitely would. My mother would have paid for one when my little brother passed away last year.

    • Joris Griffioen

      What if the deceased didn't want it? Do you get an option to prevent it?

      Maybe I only posted bullshit on facebook, or used it to rant whenever my train is late, do I want that to be a lasting memory?

      • FB

        F*** the dead. All their data are belong to Facebook.

  • abqnm

    I just hope nobody uses these at the funeral. Nobody really needs to see what you did with that whipped cream and the fur suit in college. At your funeral.

  • Gabernasher

    BRING BACK DOWNVOTES AHHH!!

  • mark01

    creepy

  • dontsh00tmesanta

    Oh that was horrible

  • primalxconvoy

    When can we remove these wretched videos?

  • aAAAH

    Must delete FB account and all data.