While Facebook does not offer a means to auto-merge all your friends, photos, standing updates, check-ins or other info, you could manually merge parts of your accounts. All it takes is a little prep work and perseverance. Sadly, you will not have the ability to move or re-create every one of your Data.
Merge Two Facebook Accounts
Mass Download Data
As a first step I recommend to bulk download your Facebook Data, a treatment I have actually described formerly. This procedure can take some time and also the archive will certainly function as a marginal back-up, should you decide to shut down or remove your account. It won't be of terrific help in restoring any type of Data, though.
Quickly, go to your General Account Settings and click Download a copy of your Facebook Data at the bottom.
This will lead you to a web page where you could download your details and get a duplicate of what you have actually shared on Facebook.
Currently do start your archive on this first web page. Additionally discover where it states You can also Download an increased archive ... and also click the particular web link. This will guide you to the Expanded Archive Download page where you will be asked to re-enter your password.
Now here is where you will certainly require perseverance. Relying on exactly how huge your primary and your expanded archive are as well as the amount of other archives are in the line, this can take a while. And also with that I suggest a couple of hours.
Keep in mind that you must Download both archives, to obtain a full backup of your account!
Once your archive is offered for download, this is exactly what the web page will certainly resemble.
Although your own pictures are expected to be included in the archive, you need to download your Facebook Photos individually. Not just is this treatment another back-up, it is also a great deal faster as well as could supply you with more options.
As stated above, you won't have the ability to Restore or move all your Data which includes your friends. You need to manually add friends to your brand-new account. Regrettably, it is not possible export your Facebook friends to a 3rd party account and afterwards re-import them to a new Facebook account.
However, you could import contacts from third party accounts such as Skype or Gmail. So if you have get in touch with details of most of your friends on accounts beyond Facebook, you could take a small faster way. Most likely to your brand-new Facebook account and import get in touches with from any kind of supported 3rd party account (CSV data are additionally sustained) via the Find Friends page.
While you can export your Facebook calls to Yahoo! Mail, it is not be feasible to re-import them to Facebook. And calls imported from Facebook will certainly not be consisted of in a Yahoo! CSV documents.
I wrote a different short article on how you can back up your Facebook contacts. Keep in mind that just call information of friends who have actually agreed to have their email address included in details downloads can be imported into your Yahoo! account.
Restore Account Data
Right here comes the large letdown. There is no chance to submit or otherwise import your archive to Restore or transfer Data from your old Facebook account to your brand-new one. Whatever you intend to Restore, you have to do it (semi-) manually or make use of third party devices. Now, the archive just works as an individual back-up, absolutely nothing even more.
So exactly what are your choices? You can re-add your old friends as revealed over, re-upload photos you downloaded from your old account, re-tag your friends in your photos, re-join groups you were a member of, re-add Facebook applications, manually re-do all your individual Settings, including basic account as well as personal privacy Settings, e.g. secure your Facebook account, include trusted calls, or hide your individual Settings. I desire I had good information, however as I said previously, you can not auto-merge two accounts or Restore Data, so you basically start from scratch.
What You Will Lose
You will certainly lose a whole lot! Your whole Timeline and News Feed history will certainly be gone, consisting of blog posts or photos you were marked in, areas you explored, all the Sorts you issued or obtained, or teams you belonged to, all your account and personal privacy Settings, and other records you gathered gradually. Your images and also friends are really all you could take with you, whatever else needs to be re-created by hand.
Shut off or Shut Your Old Facebook Account.
If you determine to deactivate or shut your old Facebook account, make sure to add your brand-new account as an admin to any type of Teams or Pages you handle. Or else you will certainly lose access to them.
Once you have actually dealt with admin roles, have actually downloaded and install all your Data, as well as are sure you intend to entirely remove your account, log into the Facebook account you intend to shut, and see the Remove My Account web page to start the procedure. We have formerly discussed Ways to Correctly Close Your Facebook Account.
Facebook enables you to Download an archive of your account. However, there is no coordinating system in place to recover your Data, should the account obtain compromised. Facebook never meant to provide a recover function; rather they were legitimately compelled to offer a way for customers to download their Data. Consequently, customers are entrusted to nothing but half-baked services or unpleasant workarounds, must they prefer to merge or relocate accounts.
Just what would trouble you most if you needed to transfer to a brand-new Facebook account?