Etiquette For Social Media Condolences

By: David Tindall
Friday, March 29, 2019

Most people today are very active on social media platforms and build strong relationships with different people on them. In fact, as modern day people are very mobile, and travel to different cities, even countries, study or work, the internet becomes one of the best ways to keep in touch with family and friends.

Just as people share news and pictures of happy moments and events in their lives, when a death occurs, most also want to offer their condolences to the bereaved family via social media. If this is something you choose to do, it is important to keep a few etiquettes in view:

1. Do Not Rush To Offer Condolences

Wait until the family makes an official announcement on social media, before you actually offer your condolences. For example, if you have heard of the death from someone else, it is important that you do not rush and post your condolence message to that person on an open social media platform. Make sure that you wait until the family makes an official announcement before you do so.

2. Do Not Try To Make the Announcement Yourself

Even if the grieving person has contacted you first about the death, offer your condolences directly to them and their family. However, as mentioned earlier, it is important that you stay silent about the matter in the online space, until the time they share the information via their own accounts.

3. Respect The Person's Privacy

Even after the family has made the announcement public, maintain brevity in the condolences that you post publicly. If there is any specific personal note that you want to send to the person, send it via a private message or direct message only. The idea of sending this to them is to let them know that you are there to support them and will be by their side in their time of grief.

If you want to know more about our funeral services, feel free to contact us at Tindall Funeral Home today and we’ll be happy to help with all your specific needs.

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