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List your online accounts

When planning your digital legacy, you will need to make a list of all your online accounts.

The more information you provide your digital executor, the easier it will be for them to tie up your digital affairs when the time comes. List every online account you have and don’t forget to include the ones you don’t use regularly or are no longer active.

Types of digital account

To help you get started, here are some examples of popular social media, paid for subscription services and online accounts.

Social media
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • Pinterest
  • Instagram
  • WhatsApp
  • Google accounts (e.g. Google+, YouTube)
Email
  • Yahoo
  • Hotmail
  • Gmail
Money
  • Current account
  • Savings account
  • Credit cards
  • Loans
  • PayPal
  • Online store credit e.g. Next Directory
  • Auction sites e.g. eBay
  • Betting or gaming e.g. National Lottery
  • Store cards/loyalty cards e.g. Tesco Clubcard, Nectar
  • Investments/share dealing
Other e.g. personal value
  • Photo sharing e.g. Flickr
  • Music e.g. iTunes, Spotify
  • File storage e.g. Dropbox, iCloud
  • Personal blog or website
  • Online dating
  • Entertainment e.g. Netflix, Amazon Prime etc.

Information to include

The more information you can provide for each account, the better. For example:

  • Name of digital account e.g. Facebook
  • Web address and/or link to the account/social media profile
  • User name, account name or ID number
  • Email address associated with the account
  • The digital assets associated with that account – e.g. photos, videos, documents

Don’t include your passwords in your list. There is no need to share passwords with anyone else.

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Taking the time to create a detailed list now will make the job of your executor, and digital executor if you have one, easier and more effective. This exercise will also help focus your mind on old or inactive accounts you may have forgotten about that you may be able to sort out now.

Download our digital accounts checklist

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A useful checklist to help you create a full list of your social media, email and other online accounts.

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