Facebook will no longer offer friends to the deceased

Facebook has announced several changes to its “memory pages” system.

What happened

Facebook users will no longer receivenotifications from deceased loved ones, such as an offer to add the deceased as a friend or to congratulate him on his birthday. Now, to avoid such incidents, the social network uses artificial intelligence. The opportunity to make the page “memorial” remains; in addition to it, a system of “tributes” or posthumous honors. This is implemented as a separate discussion where users can express condolences or share memories of the deceased.

Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer, said that it would be easier for people to bear the loss.