While Facebook does not provide a method to auto-merge all your friends, images, condition updates, check-ins or various other info, you can manually merge parts of your accounts. All it takes is a little prep work as well as persistence. Unfortunately, you will not be able to migrate or re-create all your Data.
How To Merge Two Facebook Accounts Into One
Bulk Download Data
As a first step I recommend to mass download your Facebook Data, a treatment I have defined formerly. This procedure could take some time and the archive will certainly act as a marginal back-up, should you decide to shut off or erase your account. It will not be of wonderful help in recovering any Data, however.
Quickly, most likely 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 can download your information as well as get a duplicate of exactly what you have actually shared on Facebook.
Now do begin your archive on this very first web page. Additionally discover where it states You can additionally Download an increased archive ... and click the respective web link. This will certainly lead you to the Expanded Archive Download web page where you will certainly be asked to re-enter your password.
Currently below is where you will need persistence. Relying on just how big your main as well as your broadened archive are as well as the amount of various other archives remain in the queue, this can spend some time. And with that I indicate a few hrs.
Keep in mind that you need to Download both archives, to obtain a complete backup of your account!
As soon as your archive is available for download, this is exactly what the page will certainly resemble.
Although your own images are intended to be included in the archive, you must download your Facebook Photos separately. Not only is this procedure another backup, it is also a whole lot faster as well as may provide you with even more alternatives.
As pointed out over, you won't have the ability to Restore or move all your Data which includes your friends. You need to manually include friends to your brand-new account. However, it is not possible export your Facebook friends to a third party account and afterwards re-import them to a new Facebook account.
Nevertheless, you can import get in touches with from 3rd party accounts such as Skype or Gmail. So if you have get in touch with information of a lot of your friends on accounts outside of Facebook, you could take a small faster way. Go to your brand-new Facebook account and also import get in touches with from any kind of sustained 3rd party account (CSV files are likewise sustained) using the Discover Friends page.
While you can export your Facebook contacts to Yahoo! Mail, it is not be feasible to re-import them to Facebook. And calls imported from Facebook will absolutely not be included in a Yahoo! CSV documents.
I wrote a separate short article on ways to support your Facebook calls. Note that just contact info of friends that have actually agreed to have their e-mail address consisted of in info downloads can be imported right into your Yahoo! account.
Restore Account Data
Below comes the huge disappointment. There is no other way to submit or otherwise import your archive to Restore or move Data from your old Facebook account to your brand-new one. Whatever you want to Restore, you have to do it (semi-) manually or utilize 3rd party tools. Right now, the archive just works as an individual back-up, nothing even more.
So what are your alternatives? You could re-add your old friends as shown above, re-upload photos you downloaded and install from your old account, re-tag your friends in your images, re-join teams you were a member of, re-add Facebook applications, by hand re-do all your personal Settings, including basic account and personal privacy Settings, e.g. protect your Facebook account, add relied on contacts, or conceal your personal Settings. I want I had excellent news, however as I stated previously, you could not auto-merge two accounts or Restore Data, so you essentially start from scratch.
What You Will Shed
You will lose a whole lot! Your whole Timeline and News Feed history will be gone, consisting of messages or pictures you were identified in, areas you explored, all the Likes you issued or got, or groups you belonged to, all your account and personal privacy Settings, and also any other documents you gathered gradually. Your photos and also friends are actually all you can take with you, everything else needs to be re-created by hand.
Shut off or Shut Your Old Facebook Account.
If you make a decision to shut off or close your old Facebook account, be sure to include your brand-new account as an admin to any kind of Teams or Pages you manage. Otherwise you will shed accessibility to them.
When you have actually dealt with admin functions, have downloaded all your Data, and also make certain you want to totally eliminate your account, log into the Facebook account you intend to close, and also see the Erase My Account page to start the process. We have formerly clarified The best ways to Correctly Shut Your Facebook Account.
Facebook permits you to Download an archive of your account. Nevertheless, there is no coordinating system in position to restore your Data, needs to the account obtain jeopardized. Facebook never ever intended to offer a bring back function; instead they were legitimately compelled to supply a way for users to download their Data. Therefore, individuals are entrusted to nothing but half-baked options or uncomfortable workarounds, must they prefer to merge or move accounts.
Just what would bother you most if you needed to relocate to a brand-new Facebook account?