While Facebook does not offer a means to auto-merge all your friends, photos, standing updates, check-ins or other details, you can by hand merge parts of your accounts. All it takes is a little preparation as well as perseverance. Unfortunately, you will not have the ability to move or re-create every one of your Data.
How To Merge My Facebook Accounts
Bulk Download Data
As a primary step I recommend to mass download your Facebook Data, a treatment I have described previously. This procedure could spend some time and the archive will certainly work as a very little backup, must you make a decision to shut down or delete your account. It will not be of excellent aid in restoring any type of Data, however.
Quickly, go to your General Account Settings as well as click Download a copy of your Facebook Data near the bottom.
This will lead you to a page where you can download your info as well as obtain a duplicate of just what you have actually shared on Facebook.
Currently do start your archive on this initial web page. In addition discover where it claims You can additionally Download a broadened archive ... as well as click the respective link. This will guide you to the Expanded Archive Download page where you will be asked to re-enter your password.
Currently here is where you will certainly require persistence. Relying on exactly how big your major and also your expanded archive are and the amount of various other archives remain in the line up, this could take some time. As well as with that said I mean a number of hours.
Note that you should Download both archives, to obtain a full back-up of your account!
When your archive is available for download, this is exactly what the page will certainly resemble.
Although your own photos are expected to be included in the archive, you ought to download your Facebook Photos individually. Not only is this procedure an additional backup, it is likewise a whole lot faster as well as might provide you with more alternatives.
As discussed above, you won't be able to Restore or migrate all of your Data which includes your friends. You need to manually add friends to your new account. Unfortunately, it is not feasible export your Facebook friends to a 3rd party account and after that re-import them to a new Facebook account.
Nevertheless, you could import contacts from 3rd party accounts such as Skype or Gmail. So if you have call details of the majority of your friends on accounts outside of Facebook, you can take a tiny faster way. Most likely to your new Facebook account as well as import get in touches with from any supported 3rd party account (CSV documents are likewise sustained) by means of the Locate Friends web page.
While you could export your Facebook contacts to Yahoo! Mail, it is not be possible to re-import them to Facebook. And also calls imported from Facebook will definitely not be consisted of in a Yahoo! CSV documents.
I created a separate article on how to support your Facebook get in touches with. Note that only get in touch with information of friends that have actually agreed to have their email address included in information downloads can be imported into your Yahoo! account.
Restore Account Data
Here 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 intend to Restore, you have to do it (semi-) manually or utilize third party tools. Now, the archive simply serves as a personal back-up, absolutely nothing more.
So exactly what are your options? You can re-add your old friends as revealed above, re-upload pictures you downloaded 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 individual Settings, consisting of general account as well as personal privacy Settings, e.g. protect your Facebook account, include relied on get in touches with, or conceal your personal Settings. I want I had good news, yet as I claimed previously, you could not auto-merge two accounts or Restore Data, so you essentially go back to square one.
What You Will certainly Shed
You will certainly lose a whole lot! Your whole Timeline and also Information Feed history will be gone, including posts or photos you were marked in, areas you checked into, all the Likes you provided or obtained, or groups you belonged to, all your account as well as privacy Settings, and also other records you accumulated over time. Your pictures and friends are really all you could take with you, everything else has to be re-created manually.
Shut off or Close Your Old Facebook Account.
If you determine to shut down or shut your old Facebook account, be sure to add your new account as an admin to any Groups or Pages you manage. Or else you will certainly lose accessibility to them.
Once you have actually cared for admin roles, have actually downloaded all your Data, and are sure you intend to entirely eliminate your account, log right into the Facebook account you want to shut, as well as go to the Delete My Account page to start the procedure. We have actually formerly explained Ways to Properly Shut Your Facebook Account.
Facebook permits you to Download an archive of your account. However, there is no coordinating system in position to recover your Data, should the account get jeopardized. Facebook never ever intended to give a recover feature; instead they were legitimately forced to provide a means for customers to download their Data. Therefore, individuals are entrusted nothing but half-baked services or uncomfortable workarounds, must they desire to merge or relocate accounts.
Exactly what would certainly trouble you most if you had to transfer to a brand-new Facebook account?