While Facebook does not use a means to auto-merge all your friends, pictures, status updates, check-ins or other info, you can manually merge parts of your accounts. All it takes is a little preparation as well as persistence. However, you will not have the ability to migrate or re-create every one of your Data.
Combine Facebook Accounts
Bulk Download Data
As a very first step I advise to bulk download your Facebook Data, a procedure I have actually described formerly. This procedure can take a while and the archive will function as a very little backup, ought to you choose to shut down or remove your account. It will not be of excellent aid in recovering any type of Data, though.
Briefly, most likely 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 web page where you could download your details as well as obtain a copy of exactly what you have actually shared on Facebook.
Currently do start your archive on this first page. Additionally find where it states You can also Download an increased archive ... as well as click the particular web link. This will direct you to the Expanded Archive Download page where you will certainly be asked to re-enter your password.
Currently right here is where you will certainly require patience. Depending on how big your primary as well as your expanded archive are and also the amount of various other archives remain in the queue, this can take a while. And also with that I mean a couple of hrs.
Note that you should Download both archives, to obtain a full backup of your account!
As soon as your archive is available for download, this is just what the page will certainly appear like.
Although your very own images are supposed to be consisted of in the archive, you must download your Facebook Photos independently. Not just is this treatment one more backup, it is likewise a great deal faster and may offer you with more alternatives.
As pointed out over, you will not be able to Restore or move every one of your Data and that includes your friends. You need to manually include friends to your new account. Unfortunately, it is not possible export your Facebook friends to a third party account and then re-import them to a new Facebook account.
Nonetheless, you could import get in touches with from third party accounts such as Skype or Gmail. So if you have contact information of most of your friends on accounts beyond Facebook, you can take a small faster way. Most likely to your new Facebook account and import calls from any type of sustained third party account (CSV files are additionally sustained) by means of the Find Friends page.
While you could export your Facebook calls to Yahoo! Mail, it is not be possible to re-import them to Facebook. And contacts imported from Facebook will absolutely not be included in a Yahoo! CSV data.
I wrote a separate article on ways to back up your Facebook get in touches with. Keep in mind that just get in touch with details of friends who have agreed to have their email address consisted of in information downloads can be imported into your Yahoo! account.
Restore Account Data
Right here comes the huge letdown. There is no other way to upload or otherwise import your archive to Restore or move Data from your old Facebook account to your brand-new one. Whatever you intend to Restore, you have to do it (semi-) by hand or make use of 3rd party tools. Right now, the archive merely functions as a personal backup, nothing more.
So what are your alternatives? You could re-add your old friends as revealed over, re-upload images you downloaded from your old account, re-tag your friends in your pictures, re-join groups you were a member of, re-add Facebook applications, manually re-do all your individual Settings, including basic account and privacy Settings, e.g. protect your Facebook account, add trusted contacts, or conceal your personal Settings. I want I had great information, however as I claimed before, 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 whole Timeline and News Feed history will certainly be gone, consisting of messages or images you were marked in, locations you checked into, all the Sorts you provided or got, or groups you were a member of, all your account as well as personal privacy Settings, and also other records you gathered in time. Your images and also friends are really all you could take with you, whatever else has to be re-created manually.
Deactivate or Close Your Old Facebook Account.
If you make a decision to shut down or close your old Facebook account, make certain to add your new account as an admin to any Groups or Pages you manage. Or else you will certainly lose access to them.
As soon as you have taken care of admin roles, have actually downloaded all your Data, as well as are sure you want to entirely remove your account, log right into the Facebook account you want to shut, as well as see the Delete My Account web page to begin the process. We have actually previously described The best ways to Effectively Close Your Facebook Account.
Facebook permits you to Download an archive of your account. However, there is no matching system in position to restore your Data, needs to the account get compromised. Facebook never meant to supply a bring back attribute; instead they were legally forced to provide a method for individuals to download their Data. Consequently, customers are entrusted just half-baked options or awkward workarounds, ought to they prefer to merge or relocate accounts.
Just what would trouble you most if you needed to transfer to a brand-new Facebook account?