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You can have a final word from your grave!

PTI London | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on January 14, 2012

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You’re dead? Well you can still have a final word as Facebook, in one of its new applications, lets you send one last video from beyond the grave.

The new Facebook application gives users the chance for one last message after they pass away, sending a final video or text message as a wall posting.

The free app, ‘If I Die’, asks the question, ‘What will you leave behind?’

Its makers suggest that you could share a life story or even a secret you have never shared before, which might come as something as a surprise to the 130 or so friends which average people have on Facebook, the Daily Mail reported.

The application does not automatically post your ‘last words’ — instead, you appoint three trustees from your Facebook friends list, who will be messaged when you pass away.

Only when those three have confirmed your death, your final message will be passed on, either as a video or a text message.

The application already has 5,000 ‘likes’ on Facebook.

Facebook itself already offers a ‘memorial’ service, once it’s confirmed someone has died, it becomes a memorial page, which only friends can see.

“We try to protect the deceased’s privacy by removing sensitive information such as contact information and status updates,” said Facebook in a blog update.

The app is made by an Israeli start-up company that says it specialises in ‘time capsule’ products.

‘If I Die’ takes the opposite approach.

“Only when all three trustees confirm the passing,” says the company adding that “The pre-recorded or written message will be published on the deceased Facebook profile (wall posting).”

All those who are shy and also the ones who intend to reach out after their death, this might be the app they were waiting for.

Published on January 14, 2012
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