While Facebook does not supply a method to auto-merge all your friends, photos, condition updates, check-ins or other info, you can manually merge parts of your accounts. All it takes is a little prep work and also patience. However, you will not be able to move or re-create every one of your Data.
Merge Two Facebook Accounts
Bulk Download Data
As a first step I suggest to mass download your Facebook Data, a procedure I have actually defined previously. This procedure could spend some time and the archive will certainly work as a minimal back-up, should you decide to shut down or remove your account. It will not be of terrific assistance in restoring any Data, though.
Briefly, go to your General Account Settings as well as click Download a copy of your Facebook Data at the bottom.
This will certainly lead you to a web page where you can download your info and get a duplicate of just what you have shared on Facebook.
Currently do start your archive on this very first page. In addition locate where it claims You could additionally Download an increased archive ... as well as click the particular web link. This will certainly guide you to the Expanded Archive Download page where you will be asked to re-enter your password.
Currently here is where you will certainly need persistence. Depending on how huge your main and also your increased archive are and also how many various other archives remain in the line up, this could take some time. As well as with that I imply a number of hrs.
Note that you have to Download both archives, to receive a full backup of your account!
As soon as your archive is available for download, this is exactly what the web page will certainly appear like.
Although your personal images are meant to be consisted of in the archive, you need to download your Facebook Photos individually. Not only is this treatment one more back-up, it is also a great deal faster and also might provide you with even more choices.
As pointed out over, you won't be able to Restore or move all of your Data which includes your friends. You have to manually include friends to your new account. However, it is not possible export your Facebook friends to a 3rd party account and then re-import them to a new Facebook account.
However, you can import get in touches with from 3rd party accounts such as Skype or Gmail. So if you have get in touch with information of the majority of your friends on accounts outside of Facebook, you can take a small faster way. Go to your new Facebook account as well as import contacts from any supported 3rd party account (CSV files are additionally supported) by means of the Discover Friends web page.
While you can 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 certainly not be consisted of in a Yahoo! CSV documents.
I composed a different write-up on how to support your Facebook contacts. Note that only get in touch with information of friends that have actually accepted have their email address included in information downloads can be imported into your Yahoo! account.
Restore Account Data
Below comes the big disappointment. There is no way to publish 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 acts as an individual back-up, absolutely nothing even more.
So what are your alternatives? You could re-add your old friends as shown over, re-upload photos 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 applications, manually re-do all your individual Settings, including basic account and also personal privacy Settings, e.g. secure your Facebook account, include relied on contacts, or conceal your individual Settings. I desire I had good information, yet as I stated before, you could not auto-merge 2 accounts or Restore Data, so you essentially go back to square one.
What You Will certainly Lose
You will lose a great deal! Your entire Timeline and Information Feed background will certainly be gone, consisting of posts or pictures you were marked in, locations you checked out, all the Likes you provided or received, or groups you belonged to, all your account and privacy Settings, as well as other documents you built up over time. Your pictures as well as friends are truly all you can take with you, every little thing else has to be re-created manually.
Shut off or Close Your Old Facebook Account.
If you make a decision to deactivate or shut your old Facebook account, make sure to add your new account as an admin to any type of Teams or Pages you manage. Otherwise you will certainly shed accessibility to them.
When you have looked after admin roles, have downloaded and install all your Data, as well as make certain you intend to completely eliminate your account, log into the Facebook account you want to close, as well as go to the Remove My Account page to kick off the procedure. We have previously clarified How you can Effectively Shut Your Facebook Account.
Facebook enables 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 compromised. Facebook never ever meant to supply a bring back function; rather they were legally forced to use a way for customers to download their Data. Consequently, customers are entrusted just half-baked options or uncomfortable workarounds, should they prefer to merge or move accounts.
Exactly what would bother you most if you needed to relocate to a new Facebook account?