While Facebook does not offer a means to auto-merge all your friends, images, condition updates, check-ins or various other details, you can manually merge parts of your accounts. All it takes is a little preparation as well as patience. Sadly, you will not have the ability to move or re-create all of your Data.
How To Merge Accounts On Facebook
Mass Download Data
As a primary step I advise to bulk download your Facebook Data, a treatment I have actually explained formerly. This treatment can take some time as well as the archive will function as a very little backup, ought to you determine to deactivate or remove your account. It will not be of terrific assistance in recovering any type of Data, however.
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 can download your info and obtain a copy of exactly what you have actually shared on Facebook.
Now do start your archive on this very first page. In addition discover where it states You could also Download an expanded archive ... as well as click the particular web link. This will certainly lead you to the Expanded Archive Download page where you will certainly be asked to re-enter your password.
Now here is where you will require perseverance. Depending upon just how huge your main and your expanded archive are and also the amount of various other archives are in the queue, this could spend some time. And also keeping that I imply a number of hours.
Note that you must Download both archives, to get a complete backup of your account!
Once your archive is readily available for download, this is just what the web page will certainly appear like.
Although your very own images are supposed to be included in the archive, you need to download your Facebook Photos separately. Not only is this procedure another backup, it is also a whole lot faster as well as might offer you with even more choices.
As mentioned over, you will not be able to Restore or move all your Data and that includes your friends. You have to by hand include friends to your brand-new account. Sadly, it is not feasible export your Facebook friends to a 3rd party account and afterwards re-import them to a brand-new Facebook account.
Nonetheless, you can import get in touches with from 3rd party accounts such as Skype or Gmail. So if you have call details of a lot of your friends on accounts outside of Facebook, you can take a tiny shortcut. Most likely to your new Facebook account and import calls from any kind of sustained third party account (CSV documents are additionally sustained) through the Locate Friends web page.
While you could export your Facebook contacts to Yahoo! Mail, it is not be possible to re-import them to Facebook. And contacts imported from Facebook will definitely not be consisted of in a Yahoo! CSV documents.
I wrote a separate short article on how you can support your Facebook contacts. Keep in mind that just call information of friends that have actually consented to have their e-mail address consisted of in details downloads can be imported into your Yahoo! account.
Restore Account Data
Right here comes the big letdown. There is no other way to submit or otherwise import your archive to Restore or move Data from your old Facebook account to your brand-new one. Whatever you want to Restore, you need to do it (semi-) manually or utilize 3rd party tools. Right now, the archive just serves as an individual back-up, nothing more.
So exactly what are your options? You could re-add your old friends as shown over, re-upload pictures you downloaded and install from your old account, re-tag your friends in your images, re-join teams you were a member of, re-add Facebook apps, manually re-do all your individual Settings, including basic account and personal privacy Settings, e.g. protect your Facebook account, include trusted get in touches with, or hide your personal Settings. I want I had excellent information, however as I stated before, you could not auto-merge two accounts or Restore Data, so you basically go back to square one.
What You Will Lose
You will shed a great deal! Your entire Timeline and also Information Feed background will be gone, including messages or photos you were labelled in, locations you looked into, all the Likes you provided or got, or groups you belonged to, all your account as well as personal privacy Settings, as well as other records you collected gradually. Your photos and also friends are actually all you can take with you, every little thing else needs to be re-created by hand.
Deactivate or Close Your Old Facebook Account.
If you decide to shut off or shut your old Facebook account, be sure to add your new account as an admin to any type of Groups or Pages you manage. Otherwise you will certainly lose access to them.
As soon as you have taken care of admin functions, have actually downloaded and install all your Data, and also make certain you intend to entirely remove your account, log right into the Facebook account you intend to shut, as well as see the Erase My Account page to start the procedure. We have actually previously discussed How you can Effectively Shut Your Facebook Account.
Facebook permits you to Download an archive of your account. Nevertheless, there is no coordinating system in place to restore your Data, ought to the account get jeopardized. Facebook never planned to offer a bring back function; instead they were legitimately compelled to use a way for customers to download their Data. Because of this, users are entrusted just half-baked solutions or uncomfortable workarounds, must they want to merge or relocate accounts.
Exactly what would trouble you most if you needed to relocate to a brand-new Facebook account?