Social media has the ability to reach a wide number of people quickly and with ease, and announcing big life events on social media has become increasingly popular. Whilst it can feel slightly taboo, if you remain sensitive to the person who has died and their immediate family, social media can prove a useful way to share the news to a large audience.
A social media announcement will typically fall to someone in the immediate family, with subsequent family members creating tribute posts sharing thoughts and memories. In addition to adding details of the death and the funeral service, social media is a good place direct people to an online memorial or donation page.
As with posting anything on social media, be sensitive in what you post and make sure immediate family and close friends have been informed beforehand. It might be worth waiting a few days before posting anything online to give loved ones time to digest the news before it goes public.