Facebook will no longer offer friends to the deceased

Facebook has announced several changes to the “memorial pages” system.

What happened

Facebook users will no longer receivenotifications from deceased loved ones, such as a proposal to add the deceased as a friend or to wish him a happy birthday Now, in order to avoid such incidents, the social network uses artificial intelligence. The opportunity to make a “memorial” page remains, in addition to it, a system of “tributes” or posthumous honors was created. It 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.