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New app allows users one last message after death

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A new unique Facebook application helps people leave one last message to their friends and family, even after they have passed away.

'if i die' enables Facebook users to leave a message, video or text, that will only be published after they die.

The free app asks the question, 'What will you leave behind?'

The makers of the app suggest that you could share a life story, leave one last joke or even spill a secret you have never shared before. 

Facebook already offers a 'memorial' service - once it has confirmed someone has died, it turns the profile in to a memorial page, which only friends can see.

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Some families contact Facebook to have the accounts of their loved ones closed when they pass away, while others leave them open so people can leave comments remembering the life they led.

"We try to protect the deceased's privacy by removing sensitive information such as contact information and status updates," a blog update from Facebook stated.

If I Die takes the opposite approach.

"When your time comes, would you want to leave a last word of some sort?" the app's website asks. "It's an app for Facebook that will make sure you'll be able to have your last word."

Users will appoint three trustees when they set up the app, to confirm that they have actually died.

The app already has nearly 6,000 'likes' on Facebook.

"Your message will then be automatically posted to your wall from beyond the grave," the app makers said.

The app is made by Willook, an Israeli startup company, that says it specializes in 'time capsule' services and products. The company is assembled from a team of investors, psychologists, educators and programmers worldwide.

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