Reporting a Death to a Social Media Site
Below is information to report a death to several of the most popular social media sites.
Facebook: Go to facebook.com/help
; Click on “Mange Your Account” on the left side of the page; Click “Memorialized Accounts”; A death certificate or other proof of death is required; Proof of authority like a Birth Certificate, Power of Attorney or Last Will and Testament; Submit information using online form.
Google and YouTube: Go to support.google.com/accounts/troubleshooter/6357590?hl=EN
; Click on “Close the account of a deceased user”; Fill in your information and decedent’s information; You will have to scan your Driver’s License or government-issued ID; Scan the decedent’s death certificate; Submit.
Twitter: Go to https://help.twitter.com/en/rules-and-policies/contact-twitter-about-a-deceased-family-members-account;
Click on “Use this Form” and select “I want to request the deactivation of a deceased or incapacitated user’s account”; Fill out the Report Form and submit it to Twitter; Twitter will contact you once they review the report.
LinkedIn: Go to linkedin.com/help/linkedin/ask/ts-rdmlp
; Fill out form with information about yourself and decedent; add link to the obituary or news article on the death; Submit the report.
Instagram: Go to https://help.instagram.com/contact/452224988254813;
Choose if you want to delete or memorialize the account; Provide the decedent’s birth certificate, death certificate, and information showing you as the executor or administrator to the decedent’s estate; Complete the online form and submit.
Source: NYSFDA Directions, May 2017