While Facebook does not use a means to auto-merge all your friends, photos, status updates, check-ins or other info, you could by hand merge parts of your accounts. All it takes is a little prep work and patience. Regrettably, you won't be able to migrate or re-create all your Data.
Merge Facebook Profiles
Mass Download Data
As a first step I recommend to bulk 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 marginal back-up, need to you decide to deactivate or remove your account. It will not be of great aid 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 can download your information as well as get a copy of exactly what you have actually shared on Facebook.
Now do start your archive on this initial web page. In addition discover where it states You could also Download a broadened archive ... and click the respective web link. This will assist you to the Expanded Archive Download page where you will certainly be asked to re-enter your password.
Currently right here is where you will certainly require patience. Depending on how huge your major and your broadened archive are and how many various other archives are in the queue, this can spend some time. And also with that said I indicate a number of hours.
Note that you need to Download both archives, to receive a full back-up of your account!
As soon as your archive is available for download, this is what the web page will certainly look like.
Although your very own pictures are meant to be consisted of in the archive, you should download your Facebook Photos independently. Not just is this procedure one more backup, it is also a great deal faster and might offer you with even more alternatives.
As mentioned above, you will not have the ability to Restore or move every one of your Data and that includes your friends. You need to by hand add friends to your new account. Sadly, it is not possible export your Facebook friends to a 3rd party account then re-import them to a new Facebook account.
However, you can import calls from third party accounts such as Skype or Gmail. So if you have get in touch with details of the majority of your friends on accounts beyond Facebook, you could take a small shortcut. Go to your new Facebook account as well as import contacts from any type of sustained third party account (CSV files are additionally sustained) by means of the Locate Friends page.
While you could export your Facebook calls to Yahoo! Mail, it is not be possible 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 post on how to back up your Facebook get in touches with. Note that just get in touch with info of friends who have actually consented to have their e-mail address consisted of in information downloads can be imported into your Yahoo! account.
Restore Account Data
Below comes the big disappointment. There is no way to submit or otherwise import your archive to Restore or move Data from your old Facebook account to your new one. Whatever you wish to Restore, you need to do it (semi-) manually or utilize third party devices. Right now, the archive simply acts as a personal backup, nothing more.
So exactly what are your choices? 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 pictures, re-join groups you belonged to, re-add Facebook apps, by hand re-do all your personal Settings, including general account as well as personal privacy Settings, e.g. protect your Facebook account, include trusted calls, or conceal your individual Settings. I want I had excellent information, however as I stated previously, you could not auto-merge two accounts or Restore Data, so you basically start from scratch.
What You Will Shed
You will certainly lose a lot! Your entire Timeline and News Feed history will certainly be gone, including blog posts or photos you were labelled in, places you checked out, all the Likes you provided or received, or teams you were a member of, all your account as well as personal privacy Settings, as well as other documents you accumulated gradually. Your pictures and also friends are actually all you can take with you, everything else needs to be re-created manually.
Shut down or Close Your Old Facebook Account.
If you make a decision to shut off or close your old Facebook account, make sure to include your brand-new account as an admin to any Teams or Pages you handle. Or else you will certainly shed accessibility to them.
When you have dealt with admin duties, have downloaded all your Data, and also make certain you want to completely eliminate your account, log into the Facebook account you want to shut, as well as check out the Remove My Account web page to start the procedure. We have formerly clarified How you can Effectively Close Your Facebook Account.
Facebook allows you to Download an archive of your account. However, there is no matching system in place to recover your Data, needs to the account get compromised. Facebook never planned to supply a bring back attribute; instead they were lawfully compelled to use a way for users to download their Data. Consequently, individuals are entrusted to nothing but half-baked options or uncomfortable workarounds, should they prefer to merge or relocate accounts.
Just what would bother you most if you had to relocate to a new Facebook account?