You should probably give your Legacy Contact a heads-up
Facebook auto-generates a message to send your Legacy Contact once you select them, and frankly it's a little unsettling if it pops into your inbox out of the blue. Maybe let your friend/family member/significant other know in advance if you've chosen them.
If you don't change your settings, it's up to your friends and family
If you neglect to choose between having your account deleted or memorialized with a Legacy Contact, the decision becomes your loved ones'. Once you've passed, they’ll have the option to request the removal or memorialization of your account, or alternately, do nothing and allow it to live on as is -- which is kinda awkward for the rest of us, but what can you do.
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Joe McGauley is a senior writer for Thrillist and will rest peacefully knowing his Poke history will be kept private.