How to Access a Facebook or Gmail Account after Someone Has Passed

How to handle someone’s Facebook after they have passed away

With Facebook, an account can either be memorialized or removed. To do either, you must submit either aRemoval Form or Memorial Form to Facebook’s customer service department. A memorialized Facebook page will have the editing feature frozen, however other users will still be able to post photos and messages on their wall. It becomes a forum for memories. Facebook will also provide account data is there is written consent by deceased in a will, or through a court order.

How to handle someone’s Gmail account after they have passed away

If you would like to access a deceased family member’s Gmail account you must submit the following information to Google. Name Address Email Address Photocopy of ID Gmail address of deceased user Death Certificate You can mail or fax this information to: Google Inc. Gmail User Support - Decedents’ Accounts c/o Google Custodian of Records 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043 Fax: 650-644-0358 Google will then take steps to get you the information, if possible. For more information, click here .