While Facebook does not supply a means to auto-merge all your friends, images, standing updates, check-ins or various other info, you could by hand merge parts of your accounts. All it takes is a little preparation and also patience. However, you won't have the ability to move or re-create every one of your Data.
Can You Merge Two Facebook Accounts
Mass Download Data
As a very first step I advise to bulk download your Facebook Data, a treatment I have actually described previously. This treatment could take some time and the archive will certainly function as a marginal backup, should you decide to shut off or remove your account. It will not be of fantastic aid in restoring any Data, though.
Quickly, go to your General Account Settings and click Download a copy of your Facebook Data near the bottom.
This will lead you to a web page where you can download your information as well as obtain a duplicate of exactly what you have actually shared on Facebook.
Now do begin your archive on this very first page. On top of that discover where it says You could additionally Download an increased archive ... and click the particular web link. This will guide you to the Expanded Archive Download web page where you will be asked to re-enter your password.
Now right here is where you will certainly require persistence. Depending upon exactly how huge your main and also your broadened archive are as well as the amount of other archives are in the line, this could take a while. And with that said I suggest a couple of hours.
Note that you must Download both archives, to receive a full back-up of your account!
Once your archive is readily available for download, this is exactly what the web page will look like.
Although your own photos are meant to be consisted of in the archive, you ought to download your Facebook Photos separately. Not only is this procedure an additional backup, it is also a whole lot faster as well as might supply you with even more options.
As stated above, you will not be able to Restore or migrate every one of your Data and that includes your friends. You have to manually include friends to your brand-new account. Sadly, it is not possible export your Facebook friends to a 3rd party account and afterwards re-import them to a new Facebook account.
Nevertheless, you could import get in touches with from 3rd party accounts such as Skype or Gmail. So if you have contact information of the majority of your friends on accounts outside of Facebook, you can take a tiny faster way. Go to your brand-new Facebook account as well as import get in touches with from any sustained third party account (CSV documents are also supported) via the Discover Friends web page.
While you could export your Facebook calls to Yahoo! Mail, it is not be feasible to re-import them to Facebook. And contacts imported from Facebook will absolutely not be included in a Yahoo! CSV documents.
I wrote a different article on the best ways to back up your Facebook get in touches with. Keep in mind that just call info of friends that have actually accepted have their e-mail address consisted of in information downloads can be imported right into your Yahoo! account.
Restore Account Data
Here comes the big disappointment. There is no other way to post or otherwise import your archive to Restore or transfer Data from your old Facebook account to your new one. Whatever you want to Restore, you have to do it (semi-) manually or make use of 3rd party devices. Today, the archive simply works as an individual back-up, absolutely nothing more.
So just what are your choices? You can re-add your old friends as shown above, re-upload images you downloaded and install from your old account, re-tag your friends in your images, re-join groups you were a member of, re-add Facebook applications, by hand re-do all your personal Settings, consisting of general account and also personal privacy Settings, e.g. protect your Facebook account, add relied on calls, or hide your personal Settings. I wish I had excellent news, however as I claimed previously, you could not auto-merge two accounts or Restore Data, so you basically start from scratch.
What You Will certainly Shed
You will certainly lose a whole lot! Your entire Timeline and News Feed history will certainly be gone, including posts or pictures you were tagged in, locations you checked into, all the Likes you issued or received, or groups you belonged to, all your account and also privacy Settings, and other documents you accumulated with time. Your photos as well as friends are truly all you could take with you, whatever else needs to be re-created by hand.
Shut down or Shut Your Old Facebook Account.
If you choose to shut off or shut your old Facebook account, make sure to add your new account as an admin to any kind of Teams or Pages you handle. Or else you will certainly shed accessibility to them.
As soon as you have actually looked after admin duties, have actually downloaded and install all your Data, and make sure you want to completely remove your account, log into the Facebook account you wish to shut, as well as go to the Erase My Account page to kick off the procedure. We have formerly explained How you can Correctly Close Your Facebook Account.
Facebook permits you to Download an archive of your account. Nonetheless, there is no matching system in position to recover your Data, needs to the account obtain jeopardized. Facebook never meant to give a bring back attribute; rather they were lawfully forced to supply a way for users to download their Data. Because of this, users are left with only half-baked solutions or awkward workarounds, ought to they prefer to merge or relocate accounts.
What would bother you most if you had to relocate to a new Facebook account?