What happens to your Google account when you die?

What happens to your Google account when you die?

We bet you use at least one of Google`s services. If your email is Gmail, your phone uses Android or your business has a company account, then knowing what will happen to your accounts if you are no longer around is essential.

The Inactive Account Manager allows you to specify a period of inactivity after which you can specify the disposition of your individual various accounts (Gmail, Docs, YouTube,Photos, Plus, etc.) Inactive Account Manager is “a way for users to share parts of their account data or notify someone if they’ve been inactive for a certain period of time.”

You can set up a “trusted contact”, which will receive notification once your account has been inactive for the specified amount of time. To set up when Google should consider your account to be inactive and what they do with your data afterwards you can go here.

What if you use email different than Gmail?
With most email systems, you have little choice but to leave your name password in a secure place but easily found place (such as AfterVault.com) if you want your family to have access after your death.

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What happens to your Flickr account when you die?

What happens to your Flickr account when you die?

What happens to your Flickr account when you die?

Do you use Flickr?

Flickr is an image hosting service and video hosting service. According to the Verge, Flickr had a total of 87 million registered members and more than 3.5 million new images uploaded daily in 2013. If you are one of the Flickr users and having your images or videos there, it will be useful to know what will happen to your account if you are no longer around.

Unless a family member has your credentials,your Flickr account will eventually revert to free and remain as it is. Flickr has no special provisions in the case of death.

Do you know, that you can add you most precious images in AfterVault.com. This way your family will have access to them when they needed the most.

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What happens to your Pinterest account when you die?

What happens to your Pinterest account when you die?

What happens to your Pinterest account when you die?

Have you heard about Pinterest? The website which is like an online pinboard. It is mostly used for collecting visual pieces of multimedia.
If you own one or two boards yourself then, it will be really useful to learn what your family or friends can do if you are no longer around. Or what you can do if someone close to you can not use the account anymore.

You can deactivate a deceased person’s account by following the step provided by Pinterest. If you’d like Pinterest to deactivate a deceased person’s account, you can email them care@pinterest.com with:
1. Your full name
2. The full name and email address on this person’s account
3. A link to their Pinterest account
4. Documentation of their passing (ex: death certificate, obituary, news article)
5. Your relationship to the person with documentation to verify it, like:
– Birth or marriage certificate
– Public mention of relation
– Family tree
– Family/household records
– Notarized proof of relation
– If your name is included in the obituary, that’s sufficient

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What happens to your LinkedIn account when you die?

What happens to your LinkedIn account when you die?

LinkedIn is one of the best places to engage with your professional network, find job or recrute your next employee. The network has 500 million+ members and if you are one of them it is a good idea to know what will happen to your account if you or someone from your family are no longer around.

A LinkedIn profile can be removed if an obituary is supplied. Here is what you need to gather:

1. The member’s name
2. The URL to their LinkedIn profile
3. Your relationship to them
4. Member’s email address
5. Date they passed away
6. Link to obituary
7. Company they most recently worked at

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What happens to your Instagram account when you die?

What happens to your Instagram account when you die?

Last week we have discussed what happens to your Twitter account when you are no longer around. And we found out that Twitter will only leave the account of the deceased as is or close it.

This week we will focus on Instagram, the app made for sharing photos and videos directly from your phone. In 2017 Instagram reached 800 million monthly active users. A impressive amount of users and if you are one of them it will be worth it to know what will happen to your account if you are unable to handled anymore.

According to Instagram there are two options you can choose:
– Memorializing the account
– Removing the account

“If you see an account on Instagram that belongs to someone who’s passed away, you can report it to us for memorialization. If you’re an immediate family member of that person, you can request the account be removed from Instagram.”

To Memorializing the account Instargam will require a valid request, along with proof of death, such as a link to an obituary or news article. The same rules apply if you want to remove the account, you need to provide proof that you’re an immediate family member of the deceased person.

It is important to have in mind that Instagram can’t provide login information for a memorialized account.

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What happens to your Twitter account when you die?

What happens to your Twitter account when you die?

What happens to your Twitter account when you die?

Are you using Twitter everyday? If so it pays to know what will happen to your account when you die. Currently Twitter will only leave the account of the deceased as is or close it.

You need to contact Twitter about a deceased family member’s account.
According to them:

“In the event of the death of a Twitter user, we can work with a person authorized to act on behalf of the estate, or with a verified immediate family member of the deceased to have an account deactivated.”

It is important to have in mind that Twitter is unable to provide account access to anyone regardless of their relationship to the deceased.

What if the user is not deceased, but incapacitated.
The exact statement from Twitter is:

“In the event a Twitter user is incapacitated, due to medical or other reasons, we can work with a person authorized to act on the behalf of the user to have an account deactivated.”

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