While Facebook does not provide a way to auto-merge all your friends, photos, status updates, check-ins or other info, you could manually merge parts of your accounts. All it takes is a little preparation and also patience. Regrettably, you will not have the ability to migrate or re-create every one of your Data.
How To Merge Accounts On Facebook
Bulk Download Data
As an initial step I recommend to mass download your Facebook Data, a treatment I have actually explained previously. This treatment could take a while and also the archive will act as a minimal backup, should you choose to shut down or delete your account. It won't be of great help in bring back any kind of Data, however.
Briefly, go 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 page where you could download your details and also get a duplicate of just what you have shared on Facebook.
Currently do start your archive on this first web page. In addition find where it says You could likewise Download a broadened archive ... as well as click the corresponding web link. This will direct you to the Expanded Archive Download web page where you will be asked to re-enter your password.
Now right here is where you will require perseverance. Depending upon just how big your primary and also your increased archive are and also the amount of other archives remain in the line, this can spend some time. And with that said I imply a number of hours.
Keep in mind that you must Download both archives, to receive a full back-up of your account!
Once your archive is offered for download, this is exactly what the page will certainly resemble.
Although your own photos are intended to be included in the archive, you must download your Facebook Photos individually. Not just is this treatment one more back-up, it is also a lot faster as well as may supply you with more alternatives.
As mentioned over, you won't be able to Restore or move all of your Data which includes your friends. You should by hand include friends to your new account. Regrettably, it is not feasible export your Facebook friends to a 3rd party account and after that re-import them to a brand-new Facebook account.
However, you could import contacts from 3rd party accounts such as Skype or Gmail. So if you have call information of most of your friends on accounts outside of Facebook, you can take a small faster way. Go to your brand-new Facebook account and import calls from any kind of sustained third party account (CSV data are likewise sustained) via the Locate Friends 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 contacts imported from Facebook will certainly not be consisted of in a Yahoo! CSV file.
I wrote a different post on ways to support your Facebook get in touches with. Keep in mind that just get in touch with details of friends who have actually agreed to have their e-mail address consisted of in details downloads can be imported into your Yahoo! account.
Restore Account Data
Right here comes the big disappointment. There is no other way to post or otherwise import your archive to Restore or transfer Data from your old Facebook account to your brand-new one. Whatever you intend to Restore, you have to do it (semi-) manually or use 3rd party tools. Right now, the archive just serves as a personal back-up, absolutely nothing even more.
So what are your alternatives? You could re-add your old friends as shown above, re-upload images you downloaded from your old account, re-tag your friends in your photos, re-join groups you were a member of, re-add Facebook applications, manually re-do all your individual Settings, including basic account and privacy Settings, e.g. secure your Facebook account, add relied on contacts, or conceal your individual Settings. I desire I had good news, but as I said in the past, you can not auto-merge 2 accounts or Restore Data, so you basically go back to square one.
What You Will Shed
You will certainly lose a whole lot! Your entire Timeline and also Information Feed history will be gone, consisting of blog posts or images you were marked in, locations you explored, all the Sorts you issued or received, or teams you were a member of, all your account as well as personal privacy Settings, as well as other documents you collected over time. Your pictures and friends are really all you could take with you, whatever 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 brand-new account as an admin to any type of Groups or Pages you manage. Or else you will shed accessibility to them.
Once you have actually taken care of admin duties, have downloaded all your Data, and make certain you wish to entirely remove your account, log into the Facebook account you want to shut, and check out the Delete My Account web page to kick off the procedure. We have previously clarified Ways to Effectively Close Your Facebook Account.
Facebook enables you to Download an archive of your account. However, there is no matching system in place to restore your Data, must the account get jeopardized. Facebook never meant to supply a restore feature; instead they were lawfully compelled to supply a method for customers to download their Data. As a result, customers are left with just half-baked services or awkward workarounds, ought to they desire to merge or relocate accounts.
What would certainly trouble you most if you needed to transfer to a new Facebook account?