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.

If you are interested to learn more about how you can protect your digital assets, you can check some of our articles on the topic:

Is there a way to protect my digital assets if I die?
Free Digital Estate Planning Checklist : Protect Your Digital Assets
What happens to your Twitter account when you die?

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