While Facebook does not use a method to auto-merge all your friends, photos, status updates, check-ins or other information, you can manually merge parts of your accounts. All it takes is a little preparation as well as perseverance. Unfortunately, you won't 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 suggest to bulk download your Facebook Data, a treatment I have explained formerly. This procedure could take some time and also the archive will certainly work as a minimal backup, must you choose to shut down or remove your account. It will not be of terrific help in restoring any kind of Data, though.
Briefly, go to your General Account Settings as well as click Download a copy of your Facebook Data near the bottom.
This will certainly lead you to a page where you can download your details as well as obtain a copy of what you have actually shared on Facebook.
Now do start your archive on this initial page. Furthermore find where it states You can also Download an increased archive ... and click the corresponding web link. This will guide you to the Expanded Archive Download page where you will be asked to re-enter your password.
Now right here is where you will need persistence. Depending upon exactly how big your primary as well as your broadened archive are and also the amount of various other archives are in the line, this can take a while. And also with that I indicate a number of hours.
Note that you need to Download both archives, to receive a complete backup of your account!
When your archive is offered for download, this is what the page will appear like.
Although your very own pictures are intended to be consisted of in the archive, you should download your Facebook Photos separately. Not only is this procedure another backup, it is also a great deal faster and could supply you with more options.
As mentioned over, you won't be able to Restore or move all of your Data which includes your friends. You have to by hand include friends to your new account. Unfortunately, it is not possible export your Facebook friends to a 3rd party account then re-import them to a brand-new Facebook account.
Nonetheless, you could import calls from third party accounts such as Skype or Gmail. So if you have get in touch with information of the majority of your friends on accounts outside of Facebook, you can take a small faster way. Most likely to your brand-new Facebook account as well as import get in touches with from any kind of sustained 3rd party account (CSV data are likewise supported) via the Locate Friends web page.
While you could export your Facebook calls to Yahoo! Mail, it is not be feasible to re-import them to Facebook. As well as get in touches with imported from Facebook will absolutely not be consisted of in a Yahoo! CSV data.
I composed a separate post on ways to support your Facebook get in touches with. Note that only contact information of friends who have consented to have their email address included in details downloads can be imported right into your Yahoo! account.
Restore Account Data
Right here comes the big disappointment. There is no other way to post or otherwise import your archive to Restore or transfer Data from your old Facebook account to your new one. Whatever you intend to Restore, you have to do it (semi-) by hand or utilize 3rd party devices. Today, the archive simply serves as a personal back-up, absolutely nothing more.
So exactly what are your options? You could re-add your old friends as shown over, re-upload photos you downloaded from your old account, re-tag your friends in your pictures, re-join teams you were a member of, re-add Facebook apps, manually re-do all your individual Settings, consisting of general account as well as privacy Settings, e.g. protect your Facebook account, include trusted get in touches with, or conceal your personal Settings. I desire I had excellent information, yet as I stated before, you could not auto-merge 2 accounts or Restore Data, so you basically start from scratch.
What You Will Lose
You will certainly lose a great deal! Your whole Timeline and News Feed background will certainly be gone, consisting of articles or images you were tagged in, areas you looked into, all the Likes you issued or got, or teams you were a member of, all your account as well as privacy Settings, and also other records you collected gradually. Your pictures and friends are really all you could take with you, every little thing else has to be re-created manually.
Shut down or Close Your Old Facebook Account.
If you decide to shut off or close your old Facebook account, make sure to include your new account as an admin to any type of Groups or Pages you manage. Otherwise you will certainly shed access to them.
Once you have dealt with admin functions, have actually downloaded and install all your Data, as well as make sure you want to completely eliminate your account, log into the Facebook account you intend to shut, and check out the Remove My Account page to kick off the process. We have formerly explained How To Correctly Close Your Facebook Account.
Facebook allows you to Download an archive of your account. Nevertheless, there is no matching system in place to recover your Data, should the account obtain jeopardized. Facebook never ever intended to provide a bring back feature; instead they were legitimately forced to provide a way for individuals to download their Data. Because of this, individuals are entrusted to just half-baked options or uncomfortable workarounds, need to they prefer to merge or move accounts.
Exactly what would bother you most if you needed to relocate to a new Facebook account?