Facebook Rolled Out a Tributes Section for Memorialized Accounts

Legacy contacts were granted control over the new area

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The Tributes section for memorialized accounts that Facebook initially discussed in March made its official debut last week, and legacy contacts gained additional controls.

Since February 2014, Facebook has been leaving the privacy settings on memorialized accounts unchanged from how deceased users left them.

Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg said in a Newsroom post last week that over 30 million people view memorialized profiles every month for activities including posting stories, commemorating milestones and remembering their friends and loved ones.

The new Tributes section, which is separate from the Timelines on memorialized accounts, enables friends and family of the deceased to share posts.

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