Facebook Legacy Contacts Can Manage Your Account When You Die. Since more and more of our lives are spent and stored online, it has become routine to think of our digital data as something to be passed down to our heirs. There is language online to add to Wills concerning passwords and ownership of digital data. However, Facebook has now provided that you can, in effect, designate a legacy contact to manage your account when you die. The legacy contact won't be able to post as you, but will be able to post on your Timeline and download your shared posts. You can even direct Facebook to delete your account when you die, if you wish. Let's hope more social networks follow suit.