While Facebook does not use a method to auto-merge all your friends, pictures, condition updates, check-ins or other information, you could manually merge parts of your accounts. All it takes is a little preparation as well as perseverance. Sadly, you won't have the ability to migrate or re-create all of your Data.
How To Merge Accounts On Facebook
Mass Download Data
As a primary step I suggest to mass download your Facebook Data, a procedure I have actually defined formerly. This treatment could take some time and the archive will certainly work as a minimal backup, must you determine to shut off or erase your account. It won't be of excellent assistance in bring back any kind of Data, though.
Quickly, most likely 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 copy of exactly what you have shared on Facebook.
Now do begin your archive on this first web page. Additionally find where it claims You could also Download an increased archive ... and also click the respective web link. This will direct you to the Expanded Archive Download web page where you will certainly be asked to re-enter your password.
Currently here is where you will certainly require patience. Depending on how large your major as well as your increased archive are as well as the amount of other archives remain in the line, this could take some time. And keeping that I imply a few hours.
Note that you must Download both archives, to get a complete back-up of your account!
Once your archive is available for download, this is exactly what the page will appear like.
Although your own photos are expected to be included in the archive, you ought to download your Facebook Photos individually. Not only is this procedure an additional back-up, it is likewise a lot faster and also could provide you with even more choices.
As mentioned above, you won't have the ability to Restore or move all your Data which includes your friends. You have to by hand include friends to your brand-new account. However, it is not possible export your Facebook friends to a third party account and afterwards re-import them to a brand-new Facebook account.
Nonetheless, you could import get in touches with from 3rd party accounts such as Skype or Gmail. So if you have call information of a lot of your friends on accounts beyond Facebook, you could take a little shortcut. Most likely to your new Facebook account and also import get in touches with from any supported third party account (CSV documents are also supported) using the Discover Friends page.
While you could export your Facebook contacts to Yahoo! Mail, it is not be possible to re-import them to Facebook. And also get in touches with imported from Facebook will certainly not be included in a Yahoo! CSV data.
I created a separate write-up on how you can back up your Facebook contacts. Keep in mind that only call info of friends who have actually accepted have their e-mail address included in info downloads can be imported into your Yahoo! account.
Restore Account Data
Right here comes the big disappointment. There is no chance to upload or otherwise import your archive to Restore or move 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 utilize 3rd party devices. Now, the archive merely serves as an individual back-up, absolutely nothing more.
So exactly what are your options? You could re-add your old friends as revealed over, re-upload photos you downloaded from your old account, re-tag your friends in your images, re-join groups you were a member of, re-add Facebook applications, by hand re-do all your individual Settings, consisting of basic account and privacy Settings, e.g. secure your Facebook account, include trusted contacts, or hide your individual Settings. I wish I had good news, but as I said previously, you could not auto-merge 2 accounts or Restore Data, so you essentially go back to square one.
What You Will Lose
You will shed a whole lot! Your whole Timeline and News Feed history will be gone, including posts or photos you were identified in, areas you checked into, all the Sorts you provided or received, or teams you belonged to, all your account and also personal privacy Settings, as well as other documents you collected with time. Your photos and also friends are actually all you could take with you, whatever else has to be re-created by hand.
Shut off or Close Your Old Facebook Account.
If you decide to shut off or shut your old Facebook account, make sure to include your new account as an admin to any Teams or Pages you take care of. Or else you will certainly shed accessibility to them.
When you have actually taken care of admin roles, have actually downloaded and install all your Data, and also are sure you want to totally remove your account, log into the Facebook account you intend to close, and also check out the Remove My Account page to begin the procedure. We have actually formerly described How To Effectively Shut Your Facebook Account.
Facebook allows you to Download an archive of your account. Nonetheless, there is no coordinating system in position to recover your Data, must the account obtain jeopardized. Facebook never ever meant to offer a restore function; instead they were lawfully required to supply a method for individuals to download their Data. Therefore, customers are left with just half-baked solutions or unpleasant workarounds, need to they prefer to merge or move accounts.
Exactly what would bother you most if you had to move to a brand-new Facebook account?