While Facebook does not provide a way to auto-merge all your friends, pictures, standing updates, check-ins or various other info, you could manually merge parts of your accounts. All it takes is a little prep work and perseverance. Unfortunately, you will not be able to move or re-create every one of your Data.
How To Combine Facebook Accounts
Bulk Download Data
As a first step I recommend to mass download your Facebook Data, a treatment I have actually explained previously. This treatment can take some time and the archive will certainly act as a minimal backup, need to you decide to deactivate or remove your account. It won't be of great aid in bring back any kind of Data, though.
Quickly, most likely to your General Account Settings and click Download a copy of your Facebook Data at the bottom.
This will certainly lead you to a web page where you can download your info and also obtain a copy of exactly what you have shared on Facebook.
Now do begin your archive on this first page. Additionally locate where it states You can also Download a broadened archive ... as well as click the corresponding link. This will certainly lead you to the Expanded Archive Download page where you will certainly be asked to re-enter your password.
Currently below is where you will certainly require persistence. Relying on exactly how big your main as well as your broadened archive are as well as the amount of various other archives are in the line up, this can take some time. And also keeping that I imply a few hours.
Keep in mind that you have to Download both archives, to receive a complete back-up of your account!
When your archive is offered for download, this is what the web page will appear like.
Although your own pictures are intended to be included in the archive, you must download your Facebook Photos separately. Not only is this procedure another back-up, it is also a whole lot faster and also could give you with even more alternatives.
As discussed above, you won't be able to Restore or migrate all your Data and that includes your friends. You need to by hand include friends to your brand-new account. Sadly, it is not possible export your Facebook friends to a 3rd party account and afterwards re-import them to a new Facebook account.
Nonetheless, you could import calls from 3rd party accounts such as Skype or Gmail. So if you have contact information of most of your friends on accounts beyond Facebook, you could take a little shortcut. Most likely to your brand-new Facebook account and also import calls from any type of supported 3rd party account (CSV files are likewise supported) using the Locate Friends page.
While you could export your Facebook contacts 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 data.
I composed a different article on ways to support your Facebook get in touches with. Keep in mind that only call information of friends who have actually agreed to have their e-mail address consisted of in info downloads can be imported into your Yahoo! account.
Restore Account Data
Here comes the large letdown. There is no chance to publish or otherwise import your archive to Restore or transfer Data from your old Facebook account to your new one. Whatever you want to Restore, you need to do it (semi-) manually or make use of third party tools. Right now, the archive just functions as an individual back-up, absolutely nothing even more.
So just what are your options? You can re-add your old friends as shown above, 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 apps, by hand re-do all your individual Settings, consisting of basic account and personal privacy Settings, e.g. secure your Facebook account, add trusted contacts, or hide your personal Settings. I desire I had excellent information, but as I claimed in the past, you can not auto-merge two accounts or Restore Data, so you essentially start from scratch.
What You Will certainly Lose
You will certainly lose a lot! Your entire Timeline and Information Feed background will be gone, including blog posts or pictures you were marked in, locations you explored, all the Sorts you released or got, or teams you were a member of, all your account and personal privacy Settings, and other records you collected in time. Your pictures as well as friends are truly all you could take with you, every little thing else needs to be re-created manually.
Deactivate or Close Your Old Facebook Account.
If you choose to shut off or shut your old Facebook account, make sure to add your new account as an admin to any type of Groups or Pages you take care of. Otherwise you will shed accessibility to them.
When you have looked after admin duties, have downloaded and install all your Data, as well as make sure you want to completely remove your account, log right into the Facebook account you want to shut, as well as visit the Remove My Account page to begin the process. We have formerly described How To Correctly Close Your Facebook Account.
Facebook allows you to Download an archive of your account. Nevertheless, there is no coordinating system in position to restore your Data, should the account obtain jeopardized. Facebook never ever intended to offer a recover attribute; rather they were legitimately forced to supply a means for customers to download their Data. As a result, customers are entrusted only half-baked options or uncomfortable workarounds, ought to they want to merge or move accounts.
Exactly what would certainly bother you most if you had to transfer to a new Facebook account?