If you’ve ever wanted to kill off your friends as a joke, make sure to try the latest ‘Facebook dead’ prank, which has grown more popular within the last 24 hours.
Thanks to a detailed article by BuzzFeed, in which a writer aims to show readers how to use the Facebook death prank to play an ugly practical joke on her co-worker, social media users have been both scared and intrigued by the ominous prank.
So how exactly does it work?
First, you have to fill out a “Memorialization Request.” After that, a real-life obituary is needed for Facebook to believe that the person’s account you want to close belongs to the person who really died.
But the funny, sad fact about this obituary "proof" is this: it doesn’t need to be all that believable. Or accurate.
“The details of this obituary don't match up at all - this guy is way older, and lives in Nebraska instead of New York.,” wrote the Buzz Feed writer, explaining to readers that in order to pull off the killer joke, she didn’t need any rock solid proof of death.
After everything gets “verified,” that’s really it. Your friend (or enemy) is now the victim of the ‘Facebook dead’ prank, leaving their account literally inaccessible.
How’s that for a mean April Fool’s Joke?