While Facebook does not use a means to auto-merge all your friends, images, status updates, check-ins or various other info, you could manually merge parts of your accounts. All it takes is a little preparation and perseverance. Regrettably, you won't be able to migrate or re-create all your Data.
Can You Merge Two Facebook Accounts
Bulk Download Data
As a first step I suggest to mass download your Facebook Data, a procedure I have actually explained formerly. This treatment could spend some time as well as the archive will work as a minimal back-up, must you make a decision to deactivate or delete your account. It will not be of wonderful help in recovering any Data, however.
Briefly, go to your General Account Settings as well as click Download a copy of your Facebook Data at the bottom.
This will lead you to a web page where you could download your information and also obtain a duplicate of exactly what you have actually shared on Facebook.
Now do start your archive on this first page. In addition find where it claims You can also Download an expanded archive ... and also click the particular web link. This will certainly direct you to the Expanded Archive Download page where you will certainly be asked to re-enter your password.
Currently below is where you will need persistence. Depending upon just how large your major as well as your increased archive are as well as the number of various other archives are in the queue, this can spend some time. As well as with that I imply a number of hrs.
Note that you must Download both archives, to obtain a full back-up 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 pictures are supposed to be consisted of in the archive, you must download your Facebook Photos independently. Not just is this procedure an additional backup, it is additionally a whole lot faster as well as could offer you with even more alternatives.
As pointed out over, you won't have the ability to Restore or migrate all your Data which includes your friends. You need to manually add friends to your new account. Unfortunately, it is not feasible export your Facebook friends to a 3rd party account and then re-import them to a new Facebook account.
Nonetheless, you could import get in touches with from 3rd party accounts such as Skype or Gmail. So if you have get in touch with details of a lot of your friends on accounts beyond Facebook, you could take a small shortcut. Most likely to your new Facebook account and also import contacts from any kind of supported 3rd party account (CSV data are additionally sustained) by means of the Locate Friends web page.
While you can export your Facebook contacts to Yahoo! Mail, it is not be feasible to re-import them to Facebook. And also calls imported from Facebook will absolutely not be included in a Yahoo! CSV documents.
I composed a separate write-up on how you can support your Facebook get in touches with. Note that only get in touch with information of friends who have agreed to have their email address consisted of in information downloads can be imported into your Yahoo! account.
Restore Account Data
Here comes the large disappointment. There is no chance to upload or otherwise import your archive to Restore or transfer Data from your old Facebook account to your new one. Whatever you intend to Restore, you have to do it (semi-) by hand or use 3rd party devices. Now, the archive merely works as an individual back-up, absolutely nothing even more.
So what are your alternatives? You could re-add your old friends as shown above, re-upload images you downloaded from your old account, re-tag your friends in your images, re-join groups you belonged to, re-add Facebook applications, manually re-do all your individual Settings, including general account and personal privacy Settings, e.g. protect your Facebook account, add relied on contacts, or conceal your individual Settings. I desire I had good news, yet as I said before, you can not auto-merge 2 accounts or Restore Data, so you basically go back to square one.
What You Will certainly Lose
You will certainly shed a lot! Your entire Timeline and News Feed background will certainly be gone, including blog posts or photos you were identified in, locations you checked out, all the Sorts you provided or got, or teams you belonged to, all your account as well as privacy Settings, and also other documents you collected in time. Your images and friends are really all you could take with you, everything else needs to be re-created manually.
Shut off or Shut Your Old Facebook Account.
If you choose to shut down or close your old Facebook account, be sure to add your new account as an admin to any Teams or Pages you handle. Otherwise you will certainly shed accessibility to them.
When you have actually taken care of admin roles, have actually downloaded all your Data, and also make certain you intend to totally eliminate your account, log right into the Facebook account you intend to close, as well as go to the Remove My Account page to kick off the procedure. We have previously clarified How you can Correctly Close 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 jeopardized. Facebook never planned to supply a recover function; rather they were lawfully compelled to use a way for users to download their Data. As a result, customers are left with just half-baked options or awkward workarounds, should they want to merge or relocate accounts.
Just what would certainly trouble you most if you had to relocate to a brand-new Facebook account?