While Facebook does not provide a way to auto-merge all your friends, pictures, status updates, check-ins or various other information, you can manually merge parts of your accounts. All it takes is a little prep work as well as patience. However, you won't be able to migrate or re-create all your Data.
Combine Facebook Accounts
Mass Download Data
As a primary step I recommend to bulk download your Facebook Data, a procedure I have described previously. This procedure can take a while and the archive will work as a marginal backup, should you determine to shut off or erase your account. It won't be of terrific assistance in restoring any kind of Data, however.
Quickly, most likely 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 details as well as obtain a duplicate of what you have actually shared on Facebook.
Now do begin your archive on this very first web page. In addition discover where it states You can likewise Download an increased archive ... and click the corresponding link. This will assist you to the Expanded Archive Download web page where you will be asked to re-enter your password.
Currently here is where you will certainly require patience. Relying on how huge your main and your expanded archive are as well as how many various other archives are in the queue, this can take a while. And keeping that I mean a few hrs.
Keep in mind that you should Download both archives, to obtain a full back-up of your account!
When your archive is available for download, this is exactly what the web page will look like.
Although your very own photos are supposed to be included in the archive, you must download your Facebook Photos independently. Not only is this treatment an additional backup, it is likewise a great deal faster and also could provide you with even more choices.
As mentioned above, you will not be able to Restore or move all of your Data and that includes your friends. You need to by hand include friends to your brand-new account. Unfortunately, it is not possible export your Facebook friends to a 3rd party account and after that re-import them to a brand-new Facebook account.
However, you can import get in touches with from third party accounts such as Skype or Gmail. So if you have call details of the majority of your friends on accounts outside of Facebook, you can take a little shortcut. Go to your new Facebook account and import calls from any type of supported third party account (CSV data are also sustained) by means of the Discover Friends page.
While you can export your Facebook calls to Yahoo! Mail, it is not be feasible to re-import them to Facebook. And calls imported from Facebook will certainly not be consisted of in a Yahoo! CSV file.
I composed a separate short article on how you can back up your Facebook calls. Keep in mind that just contact info of friends who have actually agreed to have their e-mail address consisted of in info downloads can be imported into your Yahoo! account.
Restore Account Data
Right here comes the big disappointment. There is no other 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 need to do it (semi-) by hand or make use of 3rd party tools. Right now, the archive just serves as a personal backup, absolutely nothing more.
So what are your options? You can re-add your old friends as shown above, re-upload photos you downloaded and install from your old account, re-tag your friends in your pictures, re-join groups you belonged to, re-add Facebook applications, by hand re-do all your individual Settings, including general account as well as privacy Settings, e.g. protect your Facebook account, include trusted calls, or hide your personal Settings. I want I had great information, but as I stated before, you could not auto-merge 2 accounts or Restore Data, so you basically go back to square one.
What You Will Shed
You will lose a whole lot! Your entire Timeline as well as Information Feed background will be gone, including blog posts or images you were labelled in, locations you checked into, all the Likes you provided or got, or teams you belonged to, all your account as well as privacy Settings, and also other records you gathered gradually. Your photos as well as friends are truly all you could take with you, every little thing else needs to be re-created manually.
Shut down or Close Your Old Facebook Account.
If you decide to shut off or close your old Facebook account, make certain to add your new account as an admin to any type of Teams or Pages you manage. Or else you will certainly shed access to them.
As soon as you have cared for admin roles, have actually downloaded and install all your Data, and also make sure you intend to entirely eliminate your account, log into the Facebook account you intend to shut, and also see the Erase My Account page to start the process. We have previously discussed The best ways to Appropriately Shut Your Facebook Account.
Facebook permits you to Download an archive of your account. Nonetheless, there is no coordinating system in position to recover your Data, needs to the account get jeopardized. Facebook never intended to offer a bring back feature; rather they were legally forced to use a way for users to download their Data. Because of this, users are left with only half-baked solutions or uncomfortable workarounds, must they want to merge or move accounts.
Just what would trouble you most if you had to transfer to a new Facebook account?