While Facebook does not offer a means to auto-merge all your friends, photos, status updates, check-ins or various other details, you could manually merge parts of your accounts. All it takes is a little preparation and perseverance. Regrettably, you will not have the ability to move or re-create all of your Data.
How To Merge Two Facebook Accounts
Mass Download Data
As a first step I advise to bulk download your Facebook Data, a treatment I have actually defined formerly. This treatment can take some time and also the archive will certainly act as a very little back-up, should you make a decision to shut down or delete your account. It won't be of excellent aid in recovering any type of Data, though.
Quickly, go to your General Account Settings and also click Download a copy of your Facebook Data at the bottom.
This will lead you to a page where you can download your details and get a duplicate of exactly what you have shared on Facebook.
Currently do start your archive on this initial page. Furthermore find where it says You could additionally Download a broadened archive ... as well as click the respective link. This will assist you to the Expanded Archive Download page where you will certainly be asked to re-enter your password.
Currently below is where you will need patience. Depending on how huge your primary as well as your expanded archive are and also the number of other archives remain in the queue, this could take a while. And also keeping that I mean a couple of hrs.
Keep in mind that you must Download both archives, to get a complete back-up of your account!
When your archive is readily available for download, this is just what the page will certainly resemble.
Although your personal photos are supposed to be included in the archive, you should download your Facebook Photos individually. Not only is this treatment an additional backup, it is additionally a lot faster and may supply you with more alternatives.
As stated above, you will not have the ability to Restore or move all your Data and that includes your friends. You have to by hand include friends to your brand-new account. Unfortunately, it is not feasible export your Facebook friends to a 3rd party account then re-import them to a new Facebook account.
However, you can import get in touches with from third party accounts such as Skype or Gmail. So if you have contact information of a lot of your friends on accounts outside of Facebook, you can take a little faster way. Most likely to your new Facebook account and also import get in touches with from any supported 3rd party account (CSV documents are also supported) through the Find Friends page.
While you could export your Facebook calls to Yahoo! Mail, it is not be feasible to re-import them to Facebook. And calls imported from Facebook will definitely not be included in a Yahoo! CSV documents.
I wrote a different post on how you can support your Facebook contacts. Note that only get in touch with info of friends who have accepted have their e-mail address consisted of in info downloads can be imported into your Yahoo! account.
Restore Account Data
Below comes the big letdown. There is no other 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 wish to Restore, you have to do it (semi-) by hand or use 3rd party tools. Today, the archive just serves as an individual backup, absolutely nothing even more.
So exactly what are your options? You can re-add your old friends as revealed over, re-upload images you downloaded from your old account, re-tag your friends in your pictures, re-join groups you belonged to, re-add Facebook applications, manually re-do all your personal Settings, including general account and also personal privacy Settings, e.g. safeguard your Facebook account, add relied on contacts, or conceal your personal Settings. I desire I had great information, yet as I claimed previously, you could not auto-merge 2 accounts or Restore Data, so you basically start from scratch.
What You Will certainly Lose
You will lose a great deal! Your whole Timeline as well as News Feed background will certainly be gone, including blog posts or images you were labelled in, locations you explored, all the Likes you released or obtained, or teams you belonged to, all your account and personal privacy Settings, and other documents you built up with time. Your images as well as friends are truly all you could take with you, every little thing else has to be re-created manually.
Deactivate or Close 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 kind of Teams or Pages you handle. Or else you will certainly lose access to them.
When you have actually cared for admin roles, have downloaded and install all your Data, and also make sure you wish to entirely eliminate your account, log into the Facebook account you intend to shut, and check out the Delete My Account web page to kick off the process. We have actually formerly discussed How you can Correctly Close Your Facebook Account.
Facebook enables you to Download an archive of your account. Nevertheless, there is no coordinating system in place to recover your Data, ought to the account obtain endangered. Facebook never meant to offer a bring back feature; rather they were lawfully compelled to provide a method for individuals to download their Data. As a result, customers are entrusted only half-baked solutions or uncomfortable workarounds, need to they desire to merge or relocate accounts.
Just what would trouble you most if you had to transfer to a brand-new Facebook account?