Losing a family member can be difficult, so when it comes to having to announce their death even whilst you’re still in mourning, this can also be a complex situation that you might not even have the energy to deal with.
However, the deceased’s friends will be grateful that you took the time to let them know of their passing. This is especially important if you weren’t particularly close with any of their friends before they passed away.
So, if you’re planning on doing this on Facebook, here’s how you can tell the deceased’s friends that they’ve sadly passed away.
Make A Simple Announcement
A simple announcement is all you need to let others know that your family member has recently died. Keep the name, the date of their passing, and details of the memorial service that you wish to make public. You can also include a picture of the deceased, as well as a sentimental memory that you want to share. Not everyone appreciates this type of post, however, so it might be worth putting a warning at the very top of your post to caution others that it’s a sad post.
Adjust Privacy Settings
You might not be Facebook friends with all of the deceased’s friends, so it’s a good idea to change the privacy settings of the post to ensure that the deceased’s friends can also view it. You might not want the post to be seen by everyone either, so it’d be wise to change it to Friends (+ Friends of those tagged). This setting allows friends of anyone tagged in the post to view the post as well.
Memorialise Their Facebook Account
Facebook introduced a feature that enabled Facebook accounts to be memorialised if the account owner has passed away. This allows friends and family to gather and share fond memories of the deceased, preventing others from logging into the account. If you’d like to memorialise the deceased’s Facebook account, you’ll need to make a request with Facebook.
If you’ve recently lost a close family member, our condolences are with you and your family. If you’re looking for funeral homes in Auckland, Rowley Funerals is a funeral service provider that prioritises the needs of you and your family during this difficult time. Get in touch with us today.