While Facebook does not use a means to auto-merge all your friends, images, condition updates, check-ins or other details, you can by hand merge parts of your accounts. All it takes is a little prep work and patience. Regrettably, you will not be able to move or re-create all your Data.
How To Merge Two Facebook Accounts
Bulk Download Data
As a very first step I suggest to mass download your Facebook Data, a procedure I have described previously. This procedure can take a while as well as the archive will certainly serve as a very little back-up, ought to you determine to shut down or delete your account. It will not be of excellent aid in recovering any kind 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 web page where you can download your info and also get a duplicate of what you have shared on Facebook.
Now do begin your archive on this very first web page. Furthermore find where it states You can also Download an increased archive ... and click the particular link. This will direct you to the Expanded Archive Download page where you will certainly be asked to re-enter your password.
Now right here is where you will need persistence. Relying on how big your major and your expanded archive are as well as the amount of other archives remain in the line up, this could take some time. As well as with that I indicate a couple of hrs.
Keep in mind that you have to Download both archives, to get a complete backup of your account!
Once your archive is available for download, this is exactly what the web page will certainly look like.
Although your personal images are meant to be included in the archive, you should download your Facebook Photos independently. Not only is this treatment an additional back-up, it is also a lot faster as well as could offer you with even more options.
As stated above, you won't have the ability to Restore or move all your Data which includes your friends. You need to manually add friends to your brand-new account. Sadly, it is not feasible export your Facebook friends to a third party account then re-import them to a brand-new Facebook account.
Nonetheless, you could import get in touches with from third party accounts such as Skype or Gmail. So if you have contact information of most of your friends on accounts outside of Facebook, you could take a small shortcut. Most likely to your brand-new Facebook account and import contacts from any type of sustained 3rd party account (CSV files are likewise sustained) via the Discover Friends page.
While you can export your Facebook get in touches with to Yahoo! Mail, it is not be feasible to re-import them to Facebook. As well as calls imported from Facebook will definitely not be consisted of in a Yahoo! CSV documents.
I created a different post on the best ways to back up your Facebook contacts. Keep in mind that just contact info of friends who have accepted have their email address included in info downloads can be imported into your Yahoo! account.
Restore Account Data
Here comes the large letdown. There is no 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-) by hand or use 3rd party tools. Today, the archive just serves as a personal back-up, absolutely nothing even more.
So exactly what are your alternatives? You could re-add your old friends as revealed above, re-upload photos 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 applications, by hand re-do all your personal Settings, including general account and personal privacy Settings, e.g. safeguard your Facebook account, add trusted calls, or conceal your personal Settings. I desire I had great information, however as I claimed before, you can not auto-merge two accounts or Restore Data, so you essentially start from scratch.
What You Will Lose
You will shed a lot! Your entire Timeline and also Information Feed history will be gone, including articles or photos you were tagged in, locations you checked into, all the Likes you released or obtained, or groups you belonged to, all your account and privacy Settings, and also any other records you built up with time. Your photos and also friends are really all you could take with you, whatever else needs to be re-created manually.
Shut down or Close Your Old Facebook Account.
If you decide to deactivate or close your old Facebook account, make sure to add your new account as an admin to any kind of Teams or Pages you handle. Otherwise you will lose accessibility to them.
When you have actually taken care of admin roles, have actually downloaded all your Data, and make certain you want to totally eliminate your account, log into the Facebook account you intend to close, and check out the Delete My Account web page to begin the procedure. We have actually formerly discussed How you can Appropriately Close Your Facebook Account.
Facebook allows you to Download an archive of your account. Nevertheless, there is no matching system in place to restore your Data, should the account get endangered. Facebook never meant to offer a bring back attribute; rather they were lawfully required to provide a way for individuals to download their Data. As a result, individuals are entrusted just half-baked remedies or uncomfortable workarounds, must they prefer to merge or move accounts.
Just what would trouble you most if you needed to move to a brand-new Facebook account?