Apparently Facebook has a new app—it is the “If I Die” app. I stumbled upon an article on Huffington Post detailing the ins and outs of this new app. It is intriguing to think about it but it gives the user an opportunity to have messages, even videos, posted upon their death to Facebook. The user selects 3 “trustees” who they would allow to be the ones to activate the app upon their death.
The creator of the app–Willook, an Israeli startup, says that they can not see the messages or videos themselves until they are made live upon the activation of one of the trustees upon the user’s death.
The thought is that the user can leave one last (or several if they so choose) message to their family and friends on Facebook. Some may leave a love message, others may tell a deep secret that they have held and still others may use the opportunity to tell someone off that they could not do in life.
It is intriguing to me. And honestly kind of creepy. Kind of like the number of Facebook friends that I have that have died yet still have pages that are active. I don’t think I will take advantage of this app but it does make me think. What about you? Would you use it and if so ….what would your last message be? I would love to hear.