While Facebook does not use a means to auto-merge all your friends, images, condition updates, check-ins or various other info, you could manually merge parts of your accounts. All it takes is a little preparation and perseverance. Unfortunately, you will not be able to migrate or re-create all of your Data.
Combine Facebook Accounts
Mass Download Data
As a first step I recommend to bulk download your Facebook Data, a procedure I have defined previously. This treatment can spend some time as well as the archive will serve as a marginal back-up, should you decide to shut down or delete your account. It won't be of wonderful help in restoring any Data, though.
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 web page where you can download your information and also obtain a copy of just what you have shared on Facebook.
Now do begin your archive on this initial web page. On top of that locate where it says You can additionally Download an expanded archive ... and also click the particular web link. This will guide you to the Expanded Archive Download web page where you will certainly be asked to re-enter your password.
Now right here is where you will need persistence. Depending on just how big your primary and your broadened archive are as well as the number of various other archives are in the line, this could take a while. And with that I indicate a few hours.
Note that you have to Download both archives, to receive a full back-up of your account!
When your archive is offered for download, this is what the page will certainly resemble.
Although your own images are expected to be consisted of in the archive, you must download your Facebook Photos individually. Not only is this treatment an additional backup, it is likewise a whole lot faster as well as might offer you with more choices.
As discussed over, you will not be able to Restore or migrate every one of your Data and that includes your friends. You have to by hand add friends to your new account. Sadly, it is not possible export your Facebook friends to a 3rd party account and after that re-import them to a brand-new Facebook account.
Nonetheless, you can import get in touches with from third party accounts such as Skype or Gmail. So if you have get in touch with details of a lot of your friends on accounts outside of Facebook, you can take a little shortcut. Go to your new Facebook account and also import calls from any sustained 3rd party account (CSV files are additionally supported) via the Locate Friends page.
While you can export your Facebook calls to Yahoo! Mail, it is not be feasible to re-import them to Facebook. And also calls imported from Facebook will definitely not be included in a Yahoo! CSV documents.
I wrote a separate write-up on ways to back up your Facebook get in touches with. Note that only contact info of friends that have actually consented to have their e-mail address consisted of in information downloads can be imported into your Yahoo! account.
Restore Account Data
Right here comes the large letdown. There is no way to publish or otherwise import your archive to Restore or transfer Data from your old Facebook account to your new one. Whatever you wish to Restore, you need to do it (semi-) manually or use 3rd party tools. Right now, the archive just works as an individual backup, nothing more.
So what are your alternatives? You could re-add your old friends as shown over, re-upload images you downloaded and install from your old account, re-tag your friends in your photos, re-join teams you belonged to, re-add Facebook applications, manually re-do all your individual Settings, consisting of basic account and also privacy Settings, e.g. protect your Facebook account, add trusted contacts, or conceal your personal Settings. I desire I had good news, however as I said previously, you can not auto-merge two accounts or Restore Data, so you basically go back to square one.
What You Will certainly Lose
You will lose a great deal! Your entire Timeline as well as News Feed background will be gone, including blog posts or photos you were tagged in, places you checked out, all the Sorts you provided or received, or teams you belonged to, all your account and also privacy Settings, as well as any other documents you collected with time. Your photos as well as friends are truly all you can take with you, every little thing else has to be re-created manually.
Deactivate or Close Your Old Facebook Account.
If you choose to shut off or close your old Facebook account, make certain to add your brand-new account as an admin to any kind of Teams or Pages you manage. Otherwise you will shed access to them.
Once you have dealt with admin duties, have actually downloaded all your Data, and make sure you want to entirely eliminate your account, log right into the Facebook account you want to close, as well as go to the Erase My Account web page to kick off the procedure. We have actually formerly clarified Ways to Properly Shut Your Facebook Account.
Facebook permits you to Download an archive of your account. Nonetheless, there is no matching system in position to restore your Data, ought to the account obtain compromised. Facebook never meant to give a recover function; rather they were legally required to provide a means for individuals to download their Data. Therefore, customers are entrusted just half-baked solutions or uncomfortable workarounds, should they desire to merge or relocate accounts.
Just what would trouble you most if you needed to relocate to a brand-new Facebook account?