While Facebook does not provide a means to auto-merge all your friends, images, standing updates, check-ins or other information, you can manually merge parts of your accounts. All it takes is a little prep work as well as persistence. Regrettably, you will not be able to move or re-create all of your Data.
How to Merge 2 Facebook Accounts
Mass Download Data
As a very first step I recommend to mass download your Facebook Data, a treatment I have described previously. This procedure could take some time as well as the archive will act as a marginal backup, must you make a decision to shut down or remove your account. It won't be of great aid in bring back any kind of Data, though.
Quickly, go to your General Account Settings and also click Download a copy of your Facebook Data near the bottom.
This will certainly lead you to a page where you can download your info as well as obtain a copy of exactly what you have actually shared on Facebook.
Currently do start your archive on this initial web page. Additionally locate where it states You could additionally Download an expanded archive ... and also click the respective link. This will certainly guide you to the Expanded Archive Download page where you will certainly be asked to re-enter your password.
Currently here is where you will need perseverance. Depending on exactly how huge your primary and your expanded archive are and also the number of various other archives remain in the line up, this could spend some time. And also with that said I suggest a couple of hours.
Note that you must Download both archives, to get a full backup of your account!
Once your archive is available for download, this is what the web page will appear like.
Although your own photos are intended to be consisted of in the archive, you need to download your Facebook Photos separately. Not just is this treatment an additional backup, it is also a lot faster as well as may offer you with more choices.
As pointed out over, you will not be able to Restore or migrate every one of your Data and that includes your friends. You should manually add friends to your brand-new account. However, it is not possible export your Facebook friends to a 3rd party account then re-import them to a new Facebook account.
Nevertheless, you can import contacts from third party accounts such as Skype or Gmail. So if you have call information of the majority of your friends on accounts beyond Facebook, you could take a little shortcut. Go to your new Facebook account and import get in touches with from any type of sustained third party account (CSV documents are also supported) through the Find Friends web page.
While you can export your Facebook contacts to Yahoo! Mail, it is not be possible to re-import them to Facebook. As well as contacts imported from Facebook will absolutely not be consisted of in a Yahoo! CSV file.
I wrote a different post on how you can support your Facebook contacts. Note that only get in touch with information of friends that have consented to have their e-mail address consisted of in details downloads can be imported right into your Yahoo! account.
Restore Account Data
Below comes the huge letdown. There is no way to publish or otherwise import your archive to Restore or move Data from your old Facebook account to your new one. Whatever you want to Restore, you need to do it (semi-) manually or make use of third party tools. Now, the archive simply acts as a personal back-up, nothing even more.
So just what are your alternatives? You can re-add your old friends as shown over, re-upload photos you downloaded from your old account, re-tag your friends in your images, re-join teams you belonged to, re-add Facebook applications, by hand re-do all your individual Settings, consisting of general account as well as personal privacy Settings, e.g. safeguard your Facebook account, include trusted get in touches with, or hide your individual Settings. I wish I had excellent news, however as I said in the past, you can not auto-merge two accounts or Restore Data, so you essentially start from scratch.
What You Will certainly Shed
You will lose a lot! Your entire Timeline and News Feed history will certainly be gone, including posts or images you were labelled in, areas you looked into, all the Likes you released or obtained, or groups you belonged to, all your account and also privacy Settings, as well as other documents you accumulated with time. Your images and also friends are really all you can take with you, every little thing else needs to be re-created by hand.
Deactivate or Shut Your Old Facebook Account.
If you choose to shut off or close your old Facebook account, be sure to add your new account as an admin to any kind of Groups or Pages you manage. Or else you will certainly lose accessibility to them.
As soon as you have dealt with admin functions, have downloaded and install all your Data, and also make certain you want to entirely remove your account, log into the Facebook account you wish to close, as well as go to the Erase My Account page to begin the procedure. We have previously clarified How you can Correctly Shut Your Facebook Account.
Facebook allows you to Download an archive of your account. Nonetheless, there is no coordinating system in place to restore your Data, ought to the account obtain jeopardized. Facebook never meant to offer a bring back attribute; instead they were legally forced to offer a way for individuals to download their Data. Consequently, individuals are entrusted only half-baked options or awkward workarounds, must they prefer to merge or relocate accounts.
Exactly what would trouble you most if you needed to relocate to a new Facebook account?