While Facebook does not provide a method to auto-merge all your friends, pictures, status updates, check-ins or other information, you can manually merge parts of your accounts. All it takes is a little preparation and perseverance. Unfortunately, you won't have the ability to migrate or re-create all your Data.
How To Combine Facebook Accounts
Mass Download Data
As a very first step I advise to mass download your Facebook Data, a treatment I have actually explained previously. This treatment could take a while and the archive will certainly serve as a minimal back-up, need to you make a decision to shut down or delete your account. It won't be of terrific aid in recovering any type of Data, however.
Briefly, go 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 info as well as get a duplicate of exactly what you have actually shared on Facebook.
Currently do start your archive on this very first web page. On top of that locate where it states You can likewise Download an expanded archive ... and also click the corresponding web link. This will assist you to the Expanded Archive Download page where you will certainly be asked to re-enter your password.
Currently right here is where you will certainly require perseverance. Depending on how big your major and also your increased archive are and also the number of other archives are in the queue, this can take a while. As well as with that I mean a number of hours.
Note that you have to Download both archives, to receive a complete back-up of your account!
When your archive is offered for download, this is what the page will certainly resemble.
Although your very own photos are intended to be included in the archive, you ought to download your Facebook Photos separately. Not just is this procedure one more backup, it is additionally a whole lot faster and could offer you with more choices.
As discussed over, you won't have the ability to Restore or move all your Data which includes your friends. You need to manually add friends to your new account. Regrettably, it is not feasible export your Facebook friends to a third party account and after that re-import them to a new Facebook account.
However, you can import calls from 3rd party accounts such as Skype or Gmail. So if you have contact details of most of your friends on accounts beyond Facebook, you can take a little faster way. Go to your new Facebook account and also import contacts from any supported third party account (CSV files are likewise supported) using the Find Friends web page.
While you can export your Facebook get in touches with to Yahoo! Mail, it is not be possible to re-import them to Facebook. As well as get in touches with imported from Facebook will absolutely not be consisted of in a Yahoo! CSV file.
I composed a different post on ways to back up your Facebook calls. Note that only contact info of friends that have consented to have their e-mail address included in info downloads can be imported into your Yahoo! account.
Restore Account Data
Right here comes the huge disappointment. There is no way to post 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 need to do it (semi-) by hand or use third party devices. Today, the archive merely functions as a personal backup, absolutely nothing even more.
So just what are your choices? You could re-add your old friends as revealed over, re-upload images you downloaded and install from your old account, re-tag your friends in your pictures, re-join teams you belonged to, re-add Facebook apps, manually re-do all your individual Settings, consisting of general account and privacy Settings, e.g. protect your Facebook account, add trusted get in touches with, or conceal your personal Settings. I want I had excellent information, but as I stated before, you can not auto-merge two accounts or Restore Data, so you basically start from scratch.
What You Will certainly Lose
You will lose a whole lot! Your whole Timeline and News Feed history will certainly be gone, including articles or pictures you were tagged in, places you explored, all the Sorts you issued or got, or teams you were a member of, all your account and personal privacy Settings, and also other documents you collected gradually. Your images as well as friends are actually all you could take with you, every little thing else has to be re-created by hand.
Deactivate or Shut Your Old Facebook Account.
If you decide to deactivate or shut 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. Otherwise you will certainly lose access to them.
Once you have cared for admin functions, have downloaded and install all your Data, and are sure you wish to completely remove your account, log right into the Facebook account you intend to close, and also go to the Erase My Account web page to kick off the process. We have actually previously described How you can Appropriately Close Your Facebook Account.
Facebook allows you to Download an archive of your account. Nevertheless, there is no coordinating system in position to recover your Data, needs to the account get jeopardized. Facebook never intended to supply a restore function; rather they were legally required to use a method for users to download their Data. Because of this, users are entrusted just half-baked solutions or awkward workarounds, must they want to merge or relocate accounts.
Exactly what would bother you most if you had to move to a brand-new Facebook account?