- App lets you post one last message or video to wall
- Only works once three 'trustees' confirm you are dead
- Makers suggest you use it to 'share a secret you have never shared before'
Last updated at 4:14 AM on 14th January 2012
A new Facebook app gives users the chance for one last message after they pass away - sending a final video or text message as a wall posting.
The free app, 'If I Die', asks the question, 'What will you leave behind?'
Its makers suggest that you could share a life story - or even a secret you have never shared before, which might come as something as a surprise to the 130 or so friends average people have on Facebook.
Only when those three have confirmed your death will your final message be passed on, either as a video or a text message.
The app already has 5,000 'likes' on Facebook.
Facebook itself already offers a 'memorial' service - once it's confirmed someone has died, it becomes a memorial page, which only friends can see.
'We try to protect the deceased's privacy by removing sensitive information such as contact information and status updates,' said Facebook in a blog update.
If I Die takes the opposite approach.
The app is made by an Israeli startup company that says it specialises in 'time capsule' products.