While Facebook does not provide a way to auto-merge all your friends, pictures, standing updates, check-ins or various other info, you can manually merge parts of your accounts. All it takes is a little prep work and also patience. Sadly, you won't have the ability to migrate or re-create all of your Data.
How To Merge Two Facebook Accounts
Mass Download Data
As an initial step I suggest to bulk download your Facebook Data, a procedure I have actually described formerly. This procedure could take a while as well as the archive will work as a very little back-up, should you make a decision to deactivate or delete your account. It won't be of fantastic help in recovering any type 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 lead you to a page where you can download your information and obtain a duplicate of exactly what you have shared on Facebook.
Now do begin your archive on this first web page. Additionally locate where it says You can likewise Download a broadened archive ... as well as click the particular web link. This will certainly direct you to the Expanded Archive Download web page where you will certainly be asked to re-enter your password.
Currently here is where you will certainly require persistence. Depending upon how huge your primary and also your broadened archive are as well as how many other archives are in the queue, this can take a while. And also with that said I suggest a number of hours.
Keep in mind that you have to Download both archives, to receive a complete backup of your account!
Once your archive is readily available for download, this is exactly what the web page will certainly appear like.
Although your personal images are expected to be included in the archive, you should download your Facebook Photos individually. Not only is this treatment one more back-up, it is additionally a whole lot faster and might provide you with more alternatives.
As discussed above, you will not be able to Restore or migrate all of your Data which includes your friends. You need to manually add friends to your new account. However, it is not possible export your Facebook friends to a third party account and afterwards re-import them to a new Facebook account.
Nevertheless, you could import get in touches with from third party accounts such as Skype or Gmail. So if you have call details of the majority of your friends on accounts outside of Facebook, you could take a little faster way. Go to your new Facebook account and import calls from any type of sustained third party account (CSV documents are additionally sustained) using the Locate Friends page.
While you can 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 included in a Yahoo! CSV documents.
I wrote a different article on the best ways to back up your Facebook contacts. Note that only get in touch with details of friends who have actually consented to have their e-mail address included in info downloads can be imported right into your Yahoo! account.
Restore Account Data
Here comes the huge letdown. There is no 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 wish to Restore, you need to do it (semi-) by hand or make use of third party tools. Now, the archive simply serves as an individual back-up, nothing more.
So exactly what are your alternatives? You could re-add your old friends as revealed above, re-upload photos you downloaded and install from your old account, re-tag your friends in your photos, re-join teams you belonged to, re-add Facebook applications, manually re-do all your individual Settings, including general account and also personal privacy Settings, e.g. protect your Facebook account, include relied on calls, or hide your individual Settings. I wish I had great information, yet as I said before, you could not auto-merge 2 accounts or Restore Data, so you basically start from scratch.
What You Will certainly Shed
You will shed a great deal! Your entire Timeline and also News Feed history will be gone, consisting of messages or pictures you were identified in, places you checked out, all the Sorts you provided or obtained, or teams you belonged to, all your account and also privacy Settings, and also any other documents you built up with time. Your pictures and also friends are actually all you could take with you, whatever else has to be re-created by hand.
Deactivate or Close Your Old Facebook Account.
If you decide to shut off or close your old Facebook account, make sure to include your brand-new account as an admin to any type of Teams or Pages you manage. Otherwise you will certainly shed accessibility to them.
As soon as you have actually taken care of admin duties, have actually downloaded all your Data, and are sure you intend to completely remove your account, log into the Facebook account you want to close, and also see the Remove My Account page to kick off the procedure. We have formerly discussed Ways to Correctly Shut Your Facebook Account.
Facebook allows you to Download an archive of your account. However, there is no coordinating system in position to recover your Data, should the account get jeopardized. Facebook never ever meant to provide a restore feature; instead they were legitimately compelled to provide a means for customers to download their Data. Consequently, individuals are left with just half-baked services or awkward workarounds, should they desire to merge or move accounts.
Exactly what would trouble you most if you had to relocate to a brand-new Facebook account?