While Facebook does not supply a means to auto-merge all your friends, photos, condition updates, check-ins or various other details, you could by hand merge parts of your accounts. All it takes is a little preparation and also persistence. Regrettably, you will not be able to move or re-create all your Data.
How To Merge My Facebook Accounts
Bulk Download Data
As a primary step I advise to bulk download your Facebook Data, a treatment I have actually described previously. This treatment can spend some time and also the archive will function as a minimal back-up, need to you choose to deactivate or remove your account. It won't be of wonderful aid in recovering any Data, though.
Briefly, go to your General Account Settings and click Download a copy of your Facebook Data at the bottom.
This will certainly lead you to a web page where you could download your information and get a duplicate of what you have actually shared on Facebook.
Now do begin your archive on this initial web page. On top of that locate where it claims You can additionally Download an increased archive ... and click the corresponding web link. This will certainly lead you to the Expanded Archive Download page where you will certainly be asked to re-enter your password.
Now below is where you will need patience. Depending on how huge your major and your expanded archive are as well as the amount of various other archives are in the line up, this can take a while. And with that said I suggest a couple of hours.
Keep in mind that you must Download both archives, to get a full backup of your account!
When your archive is readily available for download, this is exactly what the page will appear like.
Although your own images are expected to be consisted of in the archive, you ought to download your Facebook Photos individually. Not only is this procedure an additional back-up, it is likewise a whole lot faster and also may supply you with more choices.
As mentioned above, you won't have the ability to Restore or migrate every one of your Data which includes your friends. You need to by hand add friends to your brand-new account. Sadly, it is not possible export your Facebook friends to a 3rd party account then re-import them to a brand-new Facebook account.
However, you can import contacts from third party accounts such as Skype or Gmail. So if you have call information of a lot of your friends on accounts outside of Facebook, you could take a tiny shortcut. Most likely to your new Facebook account and also import contacts from any type of supported third party account (CSV documents are also supported) via the Locate Friends web page.
While you could export your Facebook get in touches with to Yahoo! Mail, it is not be feasible to re-import them to Facebook. As well as contacts imported from Facebook will certainly not be consisted of in a Yahoo! CSV data.
I created a different write-up on the best ways to back up your Facebook contacts. Keep in mind that only call info of friends that have actually consented to have their e-mail address included in info downloads can be imported into your Yahoo! account.
Restore Account Data
Right here comes the big disappointment. There is no chance to upload or otherwise import your archive to Restore or transfer Data from your old Facebook account to your brand-new one. Whatever you wish to Restore, you need to do it (semi-) manually or make use of third party devices. Right now, the archive simply works as a personal backup, nothing more.
So exactly what are your options? You could 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 photos, re-join teams you were a member of, re-add Facebook apps, manually re-do all your individual Settings, including general account and also personal privacy Settings, e.g. secure your Facebook account, include relied on calls, or conceal your individual Settings. I wish I had good information, but as I stated in the past, you can not auto-merge 2 accounts or Restore Data, so you essentially start from scratch.
What You Will certainly Shed
You will lose a great deal! Your entire Timeline and also News Feed background will certainly be gone, consisting of posts or pictures you were labelled in, areas you explored, all the Likes you provided or received, or teams you belonged to, all your account and also personal privacy Settings, as well as other documents you gathered in time. Your pictures and also friends are really all you can take with you, everything else has to be re-created by hand.
Deactivate or Close Your Old Facebook Account.
If you decide to shut down or close your old Facebook account, make sure to include your brand-new account as an admin to any Groups or Pages you handle. Otherwise you will lose access to them.
Once you have actually taken care of admin duties, have downloaded all your Data, and are sure you want to totally eliminate your account, log into the Facebook account you wish to close, and also check out the Erase My Account web page to start the process. We have formerly explained The best ways to Properly Shut Your Facebook Account.
Facebook allows you to Download an archive of your account. Nevertheless, there is no matching system in place to recover your Data, must the account get compromised. Facebook never meant to give a bring back attribute; rather they were legally forced to provide a means for users to download their Data. Therefore, individuals are entrusted only half-baked options or uncomfortable workarounds, need to they desire to merge or relocate accounts.
What would trouble you most if you had to relocate to a brand-new Facebook account?