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Posthumous Posting App Gets Facebook Users Talking

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(Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

(Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Want to leave a Facebook post after your time is up? There’s an app for that.

It’s called “If I Die,” and lets you leave a Facebook message behind that is not to be posted until after your earthly demise.

Gary Baumgarten spoke with several Facebook users to get their take on the app, and the reactions were mixed. Some were not overly enamored with the premise, while others admitted to seeing some purpose with the program.

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“I think it’s great. It’s great thing to do, because a lot of people pass away without saying a lot of things that they wanted to say to everybody. To people you hate or whatever, you could leave a message too,” user Shawn said.

“There may be some people who are like terminally ill who want to leave a message,” user Pete said.

Another told Baumgarten that if he has something to say, he’ll open his mouth while he still is able.

“I would think that it’s a little too late after you are dead. It’s probably something you’d want to say before you go,” said Mike, another Facebook user.

Even others were already planning what message they would leave.

User Bogie planned to keep his message short, sweet, and to the point.

“Keep drinking,” he told Baumgarten.

Three designated Facebook friends would have to verify your death before the message gets posted.

The app was developed by an Israeli company after two of its cofounders’ friends nearly died in a traffic mishap in Italy.

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