Create a Social Media will

A recent survey found that more than half of people want their Facebook page maintained. And equally optimistically, in our view, around one third plan to name a “social media manager” in their will.

The Law Society urges you to leave a digital legacy after your death, containing “clear instructions about what should happen to [your] social media, computer games and other online accounts”.

One of the ways to do this is to create a separate Social Media will. You can find a template here, or buy a complete digital legacy toolkit, should you wish to attempt your own.

You will notice that the above template encourages you to print it out and keep it in a safe place.

We, of course, we encourage you to keep an electronic master copy in somewhere that your relatives or beneficiaries can easily locate.