Social media is a huge aspect of our day to day lives. From Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Tumblr, WhatsApp – the list goes on and on. Whilst making a social media account can all be done with the click of a button (and more often than not without spending a cent), the cost of dealing with social media on death can cost your estate a hefty legal bill if you haven’t put a plan into place about what happens to your social media accounts on your death. There has been a string of recent litigation trying to untangle the complex issues about ownership of social media accounts and the content of the account on death.
So what really happens to your social media account when you pass away? We have picked the top three social media platforms and given a run down on what happens to your account on death.