What happens when a deceased person's account is memorialized?

Here are some of the key features of memorialized accounts:

  • Instagram doesn’t allow anyone to log into a memorialized account.
  • Memorialized accounts can’t be changed in any way. This includes changes to likes, followers, tags, posts and comments.
  • Anyone can send a photo or video using Instagram Direct to the deceased person.
  • Posts the deceased person shared (ex: photos, videos) stay on Instagram and are visible to the audience they were shared with.
  • Memorialized accounts don't appear in public spaces like in Search & Explore.

Learn how to request the memorialization of a deceased person's account.

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