While Facebook does not offer a way to auto-merge all your friends, pictures, standing updates, check-ins or various other information, you could manually merge parts of your accounts. All it takes is a little preparation and patience. Sadly, you will not be able to move or re-create all of your Data.
How To Combine Two Facebook Accounts
Bulk Download Data
As an initial step I recommend to bulk download your Facebook Data, a procedure I have actually defined previously. This treatment can spend some time and the archive will work as a marginal back-up, must you choose to shut off or erase your account. It won't be of terrific assistance in bring back any type of Data, however.
Quickly, go to your General Account Settings and also 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 shared on Facebook.
Currently do start your archive on this first web page. On top of that discover where it claims You could also Download an increased archive ... as well as click the corresponding link. This will assist you to the Expanded Archive Download page where you will certainly be asked to re-enter your password.
Currently below is where you will certainly require persistence. Relying on just how huge your main and your broadened archive are as well as the amount of various other archives are in the queue, this can spend some time. And keeping that I imply a few hrs.
Note that you must Download both archives, to receive a complete backup of your account!
As soon as your archive is offered for download, this is just what the web page will look like.
Although your personal photos are supposed to be included in the archive, you ought to download your Facebook Photos separately. Not only is this treatment an additional back-up, it is likewise a lot faster and also may give you with more choices.
As discussed above, you will not have the ability to Restore or migrate all your Data which includes your friends. You should by hand add friends to your brand-new account. Sadly, it is not possible export your Facebook friends to a third party account then re-import them to a new Facebook account.
Nevertheless, you can import calls from 3rd 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 could take a little shortcut. Go to your brand-new Facebook account and also import get in touches with from any kind of sustained third party account (CSV files are additionally supported) by means of the Find Friends web page.
While you can export your Facebook calls to Yahoo! Mail, it is not be feasible to re-import them to Facebook. And get in touches with imported from Facebook will certainly not be consisted of in a Yahoo! CSV data.
I wrote a different write-up on ways to back up your Facebook calls. Note that only contact info of friends who have actually agreed to have their e-mail address consisted of in info downloads can be imported right into your Yahoo! account.
Restore Account Data
Here comes the big letdown. There is no chance to submit or otherwise import your archive to Restore or move Data from your old Facebook account to your brand-new one. Whatever you wish to Restore, you need to do it (semi-) manually or utilize 3rd party tools. Today, the archive simply acts as a personal back-up, nothing more.
So exactly what are your choices? 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 groups you belonged to, re-add Facebook apps, by hand re-do all your personal Settings, including general account and also personal privacy Settings, e.g. protect your Facebook account, add trusted get in touches with, or conceal your personal Settings. I desire I had excellent information, however as I said before, you could not auto-merge 2 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, consisting of messages or pictures you were tagged in, places you checked out, all the Likes you released or got, or groups you belonged to, all your account and privacy Settings, as well as other records you accumulated with time. Your images as well as friends are actually all you can take with you, everything else has to be re-created by hand.
Shut down or Close Your Old Facebook Account.
If you determine to shut down or close your old Facebook account, be sure to add your brand-new account as an admin to any kind of Teams or Pages you take care of. Or else you will lose access to them.
Once you have taken care of admin functions, have downloaded and install all your Data, and make sure you intend to completely remove your account, log right into the Facebook account you want to shut, and also check out the Erase My Account web page to kick off the procedure. We have actually previously described How To Properly Shut Your Facebook Account.
Facebook permits you to Download an archive of your account. However, there is no matching system in position to restore your Data, must the account obtain endangered. Facebook never ever meant to provide a bring back feature; rather they were legally forced to use a method for users to download their Data. Because of this, individuals are entrusted nothing but half-baked options or unpleasant workarounds, should they prefer to merge or relocate accounts.
Just what would certainly trouble you most if you needed to relocate to a new Facebook account?