While Facebook does not provide a method to auto-merge all your friends, pictures, status updates, check-ins or various other details, you could manually merge parts of your accounts. All it takes is a little prep work and patience. Sadly, you will not be able to migrate or re-create every one of your Data.
How Do You Merge Facebook Accounts
Mass Download Data
As a primary step I recommend to mass download your Facebook Data, a procedure I have actually described formerly. This treatment could take a while as well as the archive will certainly work as a minimal backup, need to you determine to shut off or erase your account. It will not be of fantastic help in restoring any Data, however.
Briefly, most likely to your General Account Settings and also click Download a copy of your Facebook Data near the bottom.
This will certainly lead you to a web page where you could download your details and get a copy of just 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 can likewise Download an expanded archive ... and also click the corresponding link. This will certainly direct you to the Expanded Archive Download page where you will be asked to re-enter your password.
Currently here is where you will certainly require patience. Relying on just how huge your primary as well as your expanded archive are as well as the amount of various other archives are in the line up, this can spend some time. And also keeping that I suggest a couple of hours.
Note that you need to Download both archives, to receive a complete back-up of your account!
When your archive is readily available for download, this is exactly what the web page will appear like.
Although your personal photos are expected to be included in the archive, you need to download your Facebook Photos individually. Not only is this procedure another backup, it is also a great deal faster as well as may give you with even more alternatives.
As mentioned above, you won't be able to Restore or migrate all your Data which includes your friends. You need to by hand add friends to your new account. Sadly, it is not feasible export your Facebook friends to a 3rd party account and after that re-import them to a brand-new Facebook account.
However, you can import contacts from third party accounts such as Skype or Gmail. So if you have contact details of a lot of your friends on accounts outside of Facebook, you can take a little faster way. Go to your new Facebook account and also import calls from any kind of sustained 3rd party account (CSV documents are also supported) by means of the Find Friends web page.
While you can export your Facebook get in touches with to Yahoo! Mail, it is not be feasible to re-import them to Facebook. And also get in touches with imported from Facebook will absolutely not be included in a Yahoo! CSV documents.
I created a different short article on how to back up your Facebook get in touches with. Note that only get in touch with info of friends that have agreed to have their email address included in information downloads can be imported right into your Yahoo! account.
Restore Account Data
Below comes the huge disappointment. There is no other way to upload or otherwise import your archive to Restore or move Data from your old Facebook account to your new one. Whatever you wish to Restore, you have to do it (semi-) by hand or utilize third party tools. Today, the archive merely functions as an individual backup, absolutely nothing even more.
So just what are your alternatives? You could re-add your old friends as revealed over, re-upload pictures you downloaded and install from your old account, re-tag your friends in your photos, re-join teams you were a member of, re-add Facebook applications, by hand re-do all your individual Settings, including general account and also personal privacy Settings, e.g. protect your Facebook account, include relied on get in touches with, or hide your personal Settings. I wish I had great news, however as I said before, you could not auto-merge two accounts or Restore Data, so you essentially start from scratch.
What You Will certainly Lose
You will lose a whole lot! Your whole Timeline as well as News Feed background will certainly be gone, including blog posts or pictures you were tagged in, locations you checked out, all the Likes you issued or obtained, or groups you were a member of, all your account as well as privacy Settings, and also other documents you built up with time. Your pictures and 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 decide to shut off or shut your old Facebook account, make certain to include your brand-new account as an admin to any Groups or Pages you handle. Or else you will certainly shed accessibility to them.
Once you have actually dealt with admin functions, have actually downloaded all your Data, and also are sure you want to entirely eliminate your account, log right into the Facebook account you wish to close, as well as visit the Remove My Account page to start the process. We have formerly explained Ways to Properly Close Your Facebook Account.
Facebook enables you to Download an archive of your account. However, there is no coordinating system in position to restore your Data, should the account get jeopardized. Facebook never ever planned to give a bring back function; rather they were legally forced to offer a way for customers to download their Data. Consequently, individuals are entrusted only half-baked options or unpleasant workarounds, should they prefer to merge or move accounts.
What would certainly trouble you most if you needed to transfer to a brand-new Facebook account?