Instagram had officially leveled up its platform by adding new features, including memorialization, which shows on top of the user's profile name.
On December 11 Friday, Koreaboo reported that Instagram had updated its platform by adding new features such as the memorialization feature. This update will be shown on top of the user's name with the phrase 'Remembering,' you could also click the word and display additional information regarding the feature.
It has been widely known that several prominent K-pop idols died in the past years who were given memorialization features by Instagram. These artists include Sulli, SHINee's Jonghyun, and KARA's Goo Hara.
Through this feature, whenever a fan visits their profile, the feature will remind them of their unfortunate and bittersweet passing.
The banner on top of their names will show up message once you click them. It says, "This account has been memorialized. It is a space to remember and seek comfort."
Some fans are relieved by this new feature of Instagram, which honors K-Idols and other people's passing, but they could surely glance whenever they miss their favorite idols.
SHINee Jonghyun's Passing
The young K-pop idol and a member of the boy band SHINee passed away in December 2017 due to suicide. It has been reported that Jonghyun even contacted his older sister after he sent disturbing messages on KakaoTalk with the words "last goodbye" and "say I did well."
Jonghyun's older sister became extremely worried and promptly called the emergency responders that day to check on Jonghyun's residence to do a welfare check. Authorities arrived at Jonghyun's place, discovering his lifeless body on the floor.
Despite being rushed to the hospital and being given CPR treatment, Jonghyun's body gave up, and was pronounced dead.
Goo Hara's Passing
Goo Hara died last November 2019 and was found lifeless in her residence in Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam. The authorities have ruled the cause of death as a possible suicide after discovering a suicide note written by the K-pop idol herself.
To prove the rule, the authorities investigated the crime scene and concluded no signs of foul play in her home.
According to an emergency response employee, Sulli died due to suicide. In October 2019, news broke that the young K-pop idol passed away, just a month after Goo Hara died.
Sulli was discovered lifeless by her manager on the second floor of her home in Seongnam. Police concluded that it was indeed suicide after discovering no signs of foul play and forced break-in at her home.