While Facebook does not provide a way to auto-merge all your friends, photos, status updates, check-ins or other info, you can by hand merge parts of your accounts. All it takes is a little prep work and also persistence. Unfortunately, you won't be able to migrate or re-create all of your Data.
How To Merge 2 Facebook Accounts
Bulk Download Data
As a first step I suggest to mass download your Facebook Data, a treatment I have actually described previously. This treatment can take some time and also the archive will function as a very little back-up, need to you determine to deactivate or remove your account. It won't be of wonderful assistance in bring back any type of 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 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 web page. Additionally locate where it claims You can likewise Download an increased archive ... as well as click the corresponding web link. This will direct you to the Expanded Archive Download page where you will certainly be asked to re-enter your password.
Now here is where you will need patience. Depending on exactly how huge your major and also your expanded archive are and also how many various other archives are in the line, this can take some time. And with that said I imply a number of hours.
Note that you must Download both archives, to get a full backup of your account!
When your archive is readily available for download, this is just what the page will appear like.
Although your personal pictures are intended to be included in the archive, you need to download your Facebook Photos separately. Not just is this procedure an additional back-up, it is likewise a lot faster and also could offer you with even more choices.
As pointed out over, you will not have the ability to Restore or move all of your Data which includes your friends. You need to 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 brand-new Facebook account.
However, you could import get in touches with from third party accounts such as Skype or Gmail. So if you have call information of a lot of your friends on accounts beyond Facebook, you can take a small faster way. Most likely to your brand-new Facebook account as well as import get in touches with from any supported 3rd party account (CSV data are additionally supported) through the Find Friends page.
While you could export your Facebook calls 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 included in a Yahoo! CSV documents.
I wrote a different short article on ways to back up your Facebook contacts. Note that just call info of friends that have agreed to have their email address consisted of in information downloads can be imported right into your Yahoo! account.
Restore Account Data
Here comes the big letdown. There is no way to upload or otherwise import your archive to Restore or move 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 tools. Right now, the archive just acts as a personal backup, nothing more.
So what are your alternatives? You can 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 images, re-join teams you were a member of, re-add Facebook applications, manually re-do all your individual Settings, consisting of general account and also privacy Settings, e.g. protect your Facebook account, add trusted get in touches with, or conceal your individual Settings. I desire I had good news, yet as I claimed before, you can not auto-merge two accounts or Restore Data, so you basically go back to square one.
What You Will certainly Lose
You will lose a great deal! Your whole Timeline as well as News Feed background will be gone, consisting of articles or images you were labelled in, places you explored, all the Likes you provided or received, or groups you were a member of, all your account and personal privacy Settings, as well as other documents you built up gradually. Your images as well as friends are actually all you could take with you, everything else has to be re-created by hand.
Deactivate or Shut Your Old Facebook Account.
If you determine to deactivate or close your old Facebook account, make certain to include your new account as an admin to any kind of Teams or Pages you take care of. Or else you will certainly shed accessibility to them.
Once you have actually looked after admin functions, have actually downloaded and install all your Data, as well as are sure you intend to completely remove your account, log right into the Facebook account you want to close, and also go to the Remove My Account page to kick off the procedure. We have formerly explained How you can Correctly Close 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, ought to the account get compromised. Facebook never intended to provide a recover attribute; instead they were legitimately forced to use a way for individuals to download their Data. Therefore, users are entrusted to nothing but half-baked remedies or unpleasant workarounds, ought to they desire to merge or relocate accounts.
What would bother you most if you needed to transfer to a brand-new Facebook account?