While Facebook does not offer a way to auto-merge all your friends, pictures, status updates, check-ins or various other details, you could by hand merge parts of your accounts. All it takes is a little prep work and patience. Sadly, you will not have the ability to move or re-create every one of your Data.
How To Merge My Facebook Accounts
Bulk Download Data
As a primary step I advise to mass download your Facebook Data, a treatment I have actually defined previously. This procedure can spend some time as well as the archive will certainly work as a marginal backup, must you make a decision to deactivate or delete your account. It will not be of excellent aid in bring back any Data, however.
Briefly, go to your General Account Settings and click Download a copy of your Facebook Data at the bottom.
This will lead you to a web page where you can download your info and also obtain a copy of just what you have actually shared on Facebook.
Now do begin your archive on this very first web page. Furthermore find where it claims You could likewise Download a broadened archive ... and click the particular link. This will assist you to the Expanded Archive Download web page where you will be asked to re-enter your password.
Now below is where you will certainly require patience. Depending on just how large your major as well as your increased archive are as well as the number of various other archives are in the line up, this can take some time. And with that I mean a few hours.
Note that you must Download both archives, to obtain a complete back-up of your account!
As soon as your archive is readily available for download, this is what the web page will resemble.
Although your very own pictures are expected to be consisted of in the archive, you should download your Facebook Photos separately. Not only is this procedure another backup, it is also a great deal faster and may offer you with more choices.
As discussed over, you won't have the ability to Restore or move every one of your Data which includes your friends. You have to manually add friends to your new account. Unfortunately, it is not possible export your Facebook friends to a third party account and then re-import them to a brand-new Facebook account.
Nonetheless, you could import contacts from third party accounts such as Skype or Gmail. So if you have contact information of a lot of your friends on accounts beyond Facebook, you can take a tiny faster way. Most likely to your brand-new Facebook account and import calls from any type of supported 3rd party account (CSV data are also supported) via the Locate Friends web page.
While you could export your Facebook get in touches with to Yahoo! Mail, it is not be possible to re-import them to Facebook. And get in touches with imported from Facebook will definitely not be included in a Yahoo! CSV documents.
I composed a different article on how to back up your Facebook calls. Note that only contact info of friends that have accepted have their email address included in info downloads can be imported into your Yahoo! account.
Restore Account Data
Below comes the big disappointment. There is no chance 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 need to do it (semi-) by hand or utilize third party tools. Today, the archive merely works as an individual backup, absolutely nothing more.
So what are your choices? You could re-add your old friends as shown over, re-upload images you downloaded and install from your old account, re-tag your friends in your pictures, re-join groups you were a member of, re-add Facebook apps, manually re-do all your personal Settings, consisting of general account as well as privacy Settings, e.g. secure your Facebook account, include relied on contacts, or conceal your individual Settings. I desire I had great information, however as I claimed before, you could not auto-merge 2 accounts or Restore Data, so you basically start from scratch.
What You Will certainly Shed
You will certainly lose a whole lot! Your whole Timeline and also News Feed history will be gone, consisting of posts or photos you were identified in, places you explored, all the Likes you released or obtained, or teams you belonged to, all your account as well as privacy Settings, and also any other records you collected over time. Your pictures and also friends are truly all you can take with you, every little thing else needs to be re-created manually.
Shut down or Shut Your Old Facebook Account.
If you determine to shut down or shut your old Facebook account, make sure to add your brand-new account as an admin to any Teams or Pages you handle. Otherwise you will lose accessibility to them.
As soon as you have actually taken care of admin duties, have downloaded all your Data, as well as make sure you wish to totally remove your account, log into the Facebook account you intend to close, and also check out the Remove My Account web page to kick off the process. We have formerly explained Ways to Correctly Shut Your Facebook Account.
Facebook allows you to Download an archive of your account. Nonetheless, there is no matching system in place to restore your Data, needs to the account obtain compromised. Facebook never intended to supply a bring back function; rather they were legitimately required to supply a way for users to download their Data. Therefore, customers are entrusted to only half-baked services or unpleasant workarounds, must they desire to merge or move accounts.
Exactly what would certainly bother you most if you needed to relocate to a new Facebook account?