Over the past couple days a relatively substantial number of users have been complaining about Facebook’s upgraded suggestions feature for occasionally suggesting they reconnect with dead friends. It’s obviously an extremely touchy subject and something that many users have been flat out offended by. The company is now suggesting that anytime a user receives a suggestion to connect with someone who has passed away, that the user fills out the deceased form.
As Max Kelly writes on the Facebook blog:
We understand how difficult it can be for people to be reminded of those who are no longer with them, which is why it’s important when someone passes away that their friends or family contact Facebook to request that a profile be memorialized.