While Facebook does not offer a means to auto-merge all your friends, pictures, condition updates, check-ins or other details, you can by hand merge parts of your accounts. All it takes is a little prep work and also perseverance. However, you won't have the ability to migrate or re-create all of your Data.
How To Merge Accounts On Facebook
Mass Download Data
As a first step I recommend to bulk download your Facebook Data, a treatment I have actually described previously. This procedure can spend some time and the archive will certainly work as a marginal back-up, should you choose to shut off or erase your account. It will not be of great assistance in recovering any kind of Data, however.
Briefly, go to your General Account Settings and click Download a copy of your Facebook Data near the bottom.
This will certainly lead you to a page where you could download your information as well as get a copy of exactly what you have actually shared on Facebook.
Currently do begin your archive on this first web page. In addition discover where it states You could also Download a broadened archive ... as well as click the respective web link. This will lead you to the Expanded Archive Download page where you will be asked to re-enter your password.
Currently below is where you will require perseverance. Depending upon exactly how huge your main and your broadened archive are as well as the amount of other archives remain in the line up, this can take some time. As well as keeping that I mean a number of hours.
Note that you need to Download both archives, to get a complete backup of your account!
When your archive is readily available for download, this is just what the web page will certainly look like.
Although your own pictures are supposed to be included in the archive, you must download your Facebook Photos independently. Not only is this treatment another backup, it is additionally a lot faster and also may offer you with more options.
As pointed out over, you will not have the ability to Restore or migrate all your Data which includes your friends. You should by hand add friends to your new account. Unfortunately, it is not possible export your Facebook friends to a third party account and then re-import them to a new Facebook account.
However, you can import contacts from 3rd party accounts such as Skype or Gmail. So if you have contact information of a lot of your friends on accounts outside of Facebook, you could take a tiny faster way. Go to your new Facebook account and also import calls from any type of sustained third party account (CSV documents are likewise supported) through the Discover Friends web page.
While you could export your Facebook get in touches with to Yahoo! Mail, it is not be possible to re-import them to Facebook. And also get in touches with imported from Facebook will absolutely not be consisted of in a Yahoo! CSV documents.
I wrote a different post on the best ways to support your Facebook contacts. Note that only contact info of friends that have agreed to have their email address included in info downloads can be imported right into your Yahoo! account.
Restore Account Data
Below comes the huge disappointment. There is no way to post or otherwise import your archive to Restore or move Data from your old Facebook account to your brand-new one. Whatever you wish to Restore, you need to do it (semi-) by hand or utilize third party devices. Right now, the archive simply serves as a personal backup, nothing even more.
So exactly what are your choices? You can re-add your old friends as revealed over, re-upload photos you downloaded and install from your old account, re-tag your friends in your images, re-join groups you belonged to, re-add Facebook apps, by hand re-do all your personal Settings, consisting of general account and also personal privacy Settings, e.g. safeguard your Facebook account, include relied on calls, or hide your personal Settings. I wish I had good information, but as I stated before, you could not auto-merge two accounts or Restore Data, so you essentially start from scratch.
What You Will Lose
You will certainly lose a great deal! Your whole Timeline as well as Information Feed history will certainly be gone, including posts or photos you were tagged in, places you checked out, all the Likes you provided or got, or teams you belonged to, all your account and privacy Settings, and also any other documents you accumulated in time. Your photos and friends are truly all you can take with you, everything else needs to be re-created manually.
Deactivate or Shut Your Old Facebook Account.
If you determine to shut down or close your old Facebook account, make sure to add your brand-new account as an admin to any type of Groups or Pages you take care of. Or else you will certainly lose accessibility to them.
When you have dealt with admin functions, have downloaded all your Data, and also are sure you intend to totally eliminate your account, log right into the Facebook account you intend to close, and also go to the Delete My Account page to start the procedure. We have actually previously discussed How you can Correctly Close Your Facebook Account.
Facebook allows you to Download an archive of your account. However, there is no coordinating system in place to recover your Data, ought to the account get jeopardized. Facebook never planned to provide a restore attribute; instead they were legally required to offer a means for individuals to download their Data. As a result, individuals are entrusted to just half-baked remedies or uncomfortable workarounds, must they prefer to merge or move accounts.
Exactly what would trouble you most if you needed to move to a brand-new Facebook account?