Facebook application to allow a final message after death

By: Kristen Shanahan Email
By: Kristen Shanahan Email

SHERMAN, TX -- It may sound like a morbid question, but if you died what message would you want to leave behind? That is what a new Facebook application is asking.

"If I Die" is reported to be the first and only facebook application that allows people to create a video or share a written message that will only be published after you die.

An Israel based startup company, Willook, created "if I die" to give users a chance to leave behind a final farewell, a long-kept secret, or even a chance to tell someone off.

Locals we asked about this new morbid app had a lot to say about it.

"I think it's quite a challenge and you get to tell the would what you've done, and you've had fun," Norman Ponder said.

"It sounds a little cheesy, " Facebook user Susan Horn said.

"You can finally tell someone something you couldn't tell them. Get it off your chest, " avid Facebook user Jason Billips said.

"I really think it's kind of freaky," Dezell Scott said.

Here's how it works. After you install the app and record your message
you are asked to pick "trustees" from your list of Facebook friends. They are then notified of their important task, and only when three of your trustees confirm your death the pre-written or recorded message will be released on your profile. No one can see your message until your death is verified.

For many it is a hard question to answer, but as the application asks "what would you leave behind"?

"Boy what would I tell them? I'd tell them I've had an absolutely fantastic life. I've had fun," Ponder said.

"I think my skeletons are pretty much out of the closet so at this point I would tell my family that I really love them," Horn said.

"I'd probably tell my dad how much I loved him because I haven't gotten the chance to do it in a long time," Billips said.

"I guess I'd address all of my loved ones and tell them how much I love them," Scott said.

If you are interested in finding out more about this application, and maybe have a message you want to leave behind visit ifidie.net.

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