While Facebook does not supply a means to auto-merge all your friends, images, condition updates, check-ins or other info, you can manually merge parts of your accounts. All it takes is a little preparation and also perseverance. Sadly, you will not have the ability to move or re-create all of your Data.
How Do You Merge Facebook Accounts
Mass Download Data
As an initial step I recommend to bulk download your Facebook Data, a treatment I have defined previously. This procedure could spend some time and also the archive will certainly act as a very little backup, ought to you decide to shut down or delete your account. It will not be of terrific help in restoring any type of Data, however.
Briefly, go to your General Account Settings and also click Download a copy of your Facebook Data near the bottom.
This will certainly lead you to a page where you could download your info and get a duplicate of just what you have shared on Facebook.
Now do begin your archive on this first page. Furthermore find where it claims You can likewise Download a broadened archive ... and click the respective 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 here is where you will require patience. Depending on how large your major as well as your expanded archive are and the number of other archives remain in the line, this could take a while. And also with that said I indicate a couple of hrs.
Keep in mind that you need to Download both archives, to get a complete back-up of your account!
As soon as your archive is readily available for download, this is exactly what the page will certainly appear like.
Although your personal images are meant to be consisted of in the archive, you ought to download your Facebook Photos individually. Not just is this procedure an additional backup, it is additionally a great deal faster and may give you with more alternatives.
As pointed out over, you will not be able to Restore or migrate all of your Data which includes your friends. You need to manually include friends to your brand-new account. Regrettably, it is not feasible export your Facebook friends to a third party account and afterwards re-import them to a new Facebook account.
However, you could import get in touches with from third party accounts such as Skype or Gmail. So if you have get in touch with information of a lot of your friends on accounts beyond Facebook, you can take a small faster way. Go to your brand-new Facebook account and also import get in touches with from any kind of sustained third party account (CSV data are also sustained) by means of the Locate Friends web page.
While you can export your Facebook contacts to Yahoo! Mail, it is not be feasible to re-import them to Facebook. As well as calls imported from Facebook will definitely not be included in a Yahoo! CSV file.
I composed a separate short article on the best ways to back up your Facebook contacts. Note that only contact information of friends that have consented to have their e-mail address included in information downloads can be imported right into your Yahoo! account.
Restore Account Data
Below comes the large letdown. There is no other way to post 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-) by hand or make use of 3rd party devices. Now, the archive simply functions as a personal back-up, absolutely nothing even more.
So what are your alternatives? You could re-add your old friends as shown above, re-upload pictures you downloaded from your old account, re-tag your friends in your photos, re-join groups you belonged to, re-add Facebook apps, by hand re-do all your individual Settings, consisting of basic account and also personal privacy Settings, e.g. safeguard your Facebook account, include relied on calls, or conceal your individual Settings. I desire I had great information, but as I claimed in the past, you can not auto-merge 2 accounts or Restore Data, so you essentially go back to square one.
What You Will certainly Shed
You will certainly lose a lot! Your whole Timeline as well as News Feed background will be gone, consisting of posts or images you were marked in, places you checked out, all the Sorts you released or got, or teams you belonged to, all your account and personal privacy Settings, and any other documents you collected over time. Your pictures as well as friends are really all you could take with you, whatever else needs to be re-created by hand.
Deactivate or Shut Your Old Facebook Account.
If you choose to shut off or shut your old Facebook account, make certain to include your new account as an admin to any kind of Groups or Pages you handle. Otherwise you will certainly shed accessibility to them.
As soon as you have taken care of admin roles, have actually downloaded all your Data, and make certain you want to entirely eliminate your account, log into the Facebook account you intend to close, as well as go to the Erase My Account web page to kick off the procedure. We have formerly explained How you can Properly Shut Your Facebook Account.
Facebook permits you to Download an archive of your account. Nevertheless, there is no matching system in position to recover your Data, must the account get compromised. Facebook never ever meant to provide a restore function; rather they were lawfully forced to supply a means for customers to download their Data. As a result, individuals are entrusted to just half-baked solutions or uncomfortable workarounds, need to they want to merge or relocate accounts.
Just what would trouble you most if you needed to transfer to a new Facebook account?