However, Facebook's artificial intelligence technology is still being applied to these profiles long after the owner has died.
This has led to some inappropriate suggestions from its AI, including prompts to invite a deceased user to an event, or wishing them happy birthday.
Facebook said it's working to prevent this by making some changes to its AI.
"We hope Facebook remains a place where the memory and spirit of our loved ones can be celebrated and live on", Sandberg said.
If an account hasn't yet been memorialised, Facebook uses the AI to help keep it from showing up in places that might cause distress, like recommending that person be invited to events or sending a birthday reminder to their friends.
"Legacy contacts can now moderate the posts shared to the new tributes section by changing tagging settings, removing tags and editing who can post and see posts".
"We know the loss of a friend or family member can be devastating - and we want Facebook to be a place where people can support each other while honoring the memory of their loved ones", chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg said in a post.
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According to her, the improved AI will keep the profile of a deceased loved one from appearing in painful ways.
Facebook is to introduce artificial intelligence to stop friends and family members receiving notifications about the profiles of those who have died. Legacy contacts can even edit who can post and who can see these posts. Under the new rules, only friends and family will be able to request an account be memorialized. Legacy contacts still can not read the person's private messages posted and received on Facebook.
Facebook has begun rolling out the new Tributes section in some regions, though it hasn't yet arrived to all users.
"We've heard from people that memorialising a profile can feel like a big step that not everyone is immediately ready to take".
This section will not replace the account's Timeline; Instead, a second, separate tab will be introduced.
Facebook's also giving legacy contacts additional options to manage the profiles of deceased users. Plus, there are now better controls for legacy contacts to moderate posts on the deceased's profile.