While Facebook does not provide a means to auto-merge all your friends, images, condition updates, check-ins or other info, you can manually merge parts of your accounts. All it takes is a little prep work as well as perseverance. However, you won't have the ability to move or re-create every one of your Data.
How To Merge 2 Facebook Accounts
Mass Download Data
As a primary step I recommend to mass download your Facebook Data, a treatment I have explained previously. This procedure can take a while as well as the archive will certainly act as a minimal backup, ought to you choose to deactivate or erase your account. It won't be of terrific assistance in bring back any kind of Data, though.
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 page where you could download your info as well as obtain a copy of exactly what you have actually shared on Facebook.
Currently do begin your archive on this first page. Additionally locate where it claims You could also Download an increased archive ... and also click the corresponding link. This will lead you to the Expanded Archive Download web page where you will certainly be asked to re-enter your password.
Now below is where you will require patience. Depending upon exactly how huge your primary and your expanded archive are and the amount of various other archives are in the queue, this can spend some time. And also keeping that I mean a number of hrs.
Note that you should Download both archives, to get a full backup of your account!
When your archive is offered for download, this is exactly what the page will resemble.
Although your own images are intended to be included in the archive, you ought to download your Facebook Photos separately. Not just is this treatment an additional back-up, it is also a whole lot faster and also could supply you with more alternatives.
As mentioned above, you will not have the ability to Restore or move all your Data and that includes your friends. You should manually include friends to your new account. Regrettably, it is not feasible export your Facebook friends to a 3rd party account and afterwards re-import them to a new Facebook account.
Nonetheless, you could import get in touches with from 3rd party accounts such as Skype or Gmail. So if you have contact details of the majority of your friends on accounts beyond Facebook, you can take a little shortcut. Most likely to your new Facebook account and import get in touches with from any type of sustained third party account (CSV files are additionally sustained) by means of the Find Friends web page.
While you could export your Facebook calls to Yahoo! Mail, it is not be possible to re-import them to Facebook. And contacts imported from Facebook will certainly not be consisted of in a Yahoo! CSV documents.
I wrote a separate write-up on how to back up your Facebook calls. Keep in mind that only call information of friends who have consented to have their e-mail address included in info downloads can be imported into your Yahoo! account.
Restore Account Data
Below comes the large 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 have to do it (semi-) manually or utilize 3rd party devices. Now, the archive just functions as a personal backup, absolutely nothing even more.
So what are your choices? You can re-add your old friends as revealed above, re-upload pictures you downloaded and install 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 individual Settings, consisting of basic account and also privacy Settings, e.g. protect your Facebook account, add trusted contacts, or hide your individual Settings. I wish I had good news, yet as I claimed in the past, you could not auto-merge 2 accounts or Restore Data, so you essentially go back to square one.
What You Will Shed
You will certainly shed a whole lot! Your entire Timeline as well as News Feed background will certainly be gone, consisting of articles or pictures you were tagged in, places you checked into, all the Sorts you issued or obtained, or teams you were a member of, all your account as well as privacy Settings, and also other records you collected over time. Your photos as well as friends are truly all you can take with you, whatever else has to be re-created manually.
Shut off or Close Your Old Facebook Account.
If you decide to deactivate or shut your old Facebook account, be sure to include your new account as an admin to any type of Groups or Pages you take care of. Otherwise you will lose accessibility to them.
Once you have dealt with admin functions, have actually downloaded and install all your Data, as well as make sure you wish to totally remove your account, log into the Facebook account you wish to close, and visit the Delete My Account page to kick off the procedure. We have actually previously clarified Ways to Correctly Shut Your Facebook Account.
Facebook enables you to Download an archive of your account. Nevertheless, there is no matching system in place to recover your Data, needs to the account get endangered. Facebook never meant to provide a bring back feature; rather they were legally compelled to use a method for customers to download their Data. Because of this, users are left with nothing but half-baked solutions or awkward workarounds, ought to they prefer to merge or move accounts.
Exactly what would certainly bother you most if you had to transfer to a new Facebook account?