While Facebook does not provide a means to auto-merge all your friends, photos, standing updates, check-ins or other info, you could by hand merge parts of your accounts. All it takes is a little prep work and also patience. However, you will not have the ability to migrate or re-create all of your Data.
How to Merge Facebook Accounts
Mass Download Data
As a first step I recommend to bulk download your Facebook Data, a treatment I have defined previously. This treatment can take a while and also the archive will function as a minimal back-up, must you make a decision to deactivate or delete your account. It won't be of great help in restoring any kind of Data, however.
Quickly, 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 details and get a copy of what you have actually shared on Facebook.
Now do start your archive on this initial web page. Furthermore find where it states You can additionally Download an increased archive ... as well as click the particular web link. This will direct 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 need perseverance. Relying on exactly how large your major as well as your increased archive are and the number of other archives remain in the queue, this can take a while. As well as with that I mean a number of hrs.
Keep in mind that you have to Download both archives, to obtain a full backup of your account!
As soon as your archive is readily available for download, this is exactly what the web page will appear like.
Although your very own pictures are expected to be consisted of in the archive, you should download your Facebook Photos individually. Not only is this procedure another backup, it is additionally a great deal faster and also may offer you with more options.
As pointed out above, you won't have the ability to Restore or migrate all of your Data and that includes your friends. You need to by hand add friends to your new account. However, it is not possible export your Facebook friends to a third party account and after that re-import them to a brand-new Facebook account.
Nevertheless, you can import get in touches with from third party accounts such as Skype or Gmail. So if you have call information of the majority of your friends on accounts outside of Facebook, you can take a little shortcut. Most likely to your new Facebook account and also import calls from any type of sustained 3rd party account (CSV documents are also sustained) via the Find 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. As well as calls imported from Facebook will definitely not be included in a Yahoo! CSV documents.
I wrote a separate short article on how you can back up your Facebook get in touches with. Keep in mind that only get in touch with details of friends that have accepted have their email address consisted of in info downloads can be imported right 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 brand-new one. Whatever you want to Restore, you have to do it (semi-) manually or use 3rd party tools. Today, the archive merely acts as an individual back-up, absolutely nothing more.
So exactly what are your choices? You could re-add your old friends as revealed over, re-upload images you downloaded from your old account, re-tag your friends in your images, re-join groups you were a member of, re-add Facebook apps, by hand re-do all your personal Settings, consisting of general account and also personal privacy Settings, e.g. protect your Facebook account, add relied on contacts, or hide your personal Settings. I want I had great information, yet as I claimed previously, you could not auto-merge two accounts or Restore Data, so you basically go back to square one.
What You Will Lose
You will certainly lose a lot! Your entire Timeline as well as News Feed history will be gone, consisting of articles or photos you were tagged in, places you explored, all the Likes you released or got, or groups you belonged to, all your account and personal privacy Settings, and also any other records you gathered gradually. Your pictures and also friends are actually all you can take with you, everything else needs to be re-created manually.
Shut down or Shut Your Old Facebook Account.
If you determine to deactivate or close your old Facebook account, be sure to add your new account as an admin to any Teams or Pages you manage. Or else you will lose accessibility to them.
When you have cared for admin roles, have downloaded and install all your Data, as well as make certain you want to completely remove your account, log right into the Facebook account you wish to close, as well as go to the Delete My Account page to kick off the process. We have previously explained How To Appropriately Close Your Facebook Account.
Facebook permits you to Download an archive of your account. However, there is no coordinating system in place to restore your Data, needs to the account obtain jeopardized. Facebook never planned to supply a restore feature; instead they were legally forced to offer a method for individuals to download their Data. Consequently, individuals are entrusted just half-baked remedies or unpleasant workarounds, need to they desire to merge or relocate accounts.
Just what would certainly bother you most if you needed to move to a new Facebook account?