While Facebook does not supply a way to auto-merge all your friends, pictures, condition updates, check-ins or various other info, you can manually merge parts of your accounts. All it takes is a little preparation and perseverance. Unfortunately, you will not have the ability to migrate or re-create all your Data.
How To Combine Two Facebook Accounts
Bulk Download Data
As a first step I recommend to mass download your Facebook Data, a treatment I have actually defined formerly. This procedure could take a while and the archive will certainly work as a very little back-up, ought to you choose to shut off or erase your account. It won't be of excellent aid in restoring any kind of Data, however.
Briefly, most likely to your General Account Settings and also click Download a copy of your Facebook Data at the bottom.
This will certainly lead you to a page where you can download your details and also obtain a duplicate of just what you have actually shared on Facebook.
Currently do begin your archive on this first page. Furthermore discover where it states You could also Download a broadened archive ... as well as click the respective link. This will lead 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 patience. Relying on how big your major and your broadened archive are and the number of various other archives remain in the queue, this could take some time. And also keeping that I mean a few hrs.
Keep in mind that you need to Download both archives, to get a complete back-up of your account!
When your archive is available for download, this is just what the page will certainly look like.
Although your personal pictures are expected to be consisted of in the archive, you must download your Facebook Photos separately. Not just is this treatment one more back-up, it is also a great deal faster and may offer you with more choices.
As stated over, you won't be able 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 feasible export your Facebook friends to a third party account and then re-import them to a new Facebook account.
Nevertheless, you could import contacts 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 tiny shortcut. Most likely to your new Facebook account as well as import contacts from any supported 3rd party account (CSV data are additionally supported) via the Find Friends page.
While you could export your Facebook get in touches with to Yahoo! Mail, it is not be possible to re-import them to Facebook. As well as contacts imported from Facebook will absolutely not be included in a Yahoo! CSV file.
I created a different post on how to back up your Facebook contacts. Keep in mind that only get in touch with info of friends who have actually consented to have their email address included in info downloads can be imported right into your Yahoo! account.
Restore Account Data
Below comes the big disappointment. There is no chance to post or otherwise import your archive to Restore or transfer Data from your old Facebook account to your brand-new one. Whatever you wish to Restore, you need to do it (semi-) by hand or use 3rd party devices. Now, the archive just works as an individual back-up, absolutely nothing more.
So exactly what are your choices? You can re-add your old friends as shown over, re-upload images you downloaded and install from your old account, re-tag your friends in your photos, re-join teams you belonged to, re-add Facebook apps, by hand re-do all your personal Settings, including basic account and also personal privacy Settings, e.g. secure your Facebook account, add relied on contacts, or conceal your individual Settings. I wish I had excellent news, but as I claimed previously, you could not auto-merge two accounts or Restore Data, so you basically start from scratch.
What You Will certainly Lose
You will certainly shed a lot! Your entire Timeline and also Information Feed background will certainly be gone, including posts or images you were tagged in, areas you checked out, all the Sorts you released or obtained, or teams you belonged to, all your account and privacy Settings, as well as any other records you gathered over time. Your pictures as well as friends are truly all you could take with you, every little thing else has to be re-created manually.
Deactivate or Shut Your Old Facebook Account.
If you make a decision to shut down or close your old Facebook account, make sure to include your brand-new account as an admin to any kind of Teams or Pages you take care of. Otherwise you will certainly lose accessibility to them.
As soon as you have looked after admin roles, have downloaded all your Data, and also make sure you wish to completely remove your account, log into the Facebook account you intend to shut, and also go to the Delete My Account web page to start the procedure. We have actually previously described How you can Appropriately Shut Your Facebook Account.
Facebook permits you to Download an archive of your account. Nevertheless, there is no coordinating system in position to restore your Data, needs to the account get endangered. Facebook never ever intended to provide a recover attribute; rather they were lawfully required to use a method for individuals to download their Data. Consequently, customers are entrusted to only half-baked solutions or uncomfortable workarounds, should they want to merge or relocate accounts.
What would certainly bother you most if you had to move to a brand-new Facebook account?