While Facebook does not use a means to auto-merge all your friends, images, condition updates, check-ins or other details, you can manually merge parts of your accounts. All it takes is a little prep work and also perseverance. However, you will not have the ability to migrate or re-create all your Data.
How To Merge Facebook Accounts
Bulk Download Data
As an initial step I advise to bulk download your Facebook Data, a treatment I have actually described formerly. This procedure could take some time as well as the archive will serve as a minimal back-up, should you determine to shut off or delete your account. It will not be of wonderful help in recovering any kind of Data, though.
Briefly, go to your General Account Settings as well as 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 and get a duplicate of what you have actually shared on Facebook.
Currently do begin your archive on this initial web page. Additionally discover where it says You can additionally Download a broadened archive ... and click the corresponding link. This will assist you to the Expanded Archive Download page where you will certainly be asked to re-enter your password.
Currently here is where you will certainly require patience. Depending on just how large your main and your expanded archive are and also how many other archives remain in the queue, this can take a while. And with that said I mean a few hours.
Note that you have to Download both archives, to obtain a full back-up of your account!
Once your archive is readily available for download, this is what the web page will appear like.
Although your very own pictures are supposed to be included in the archive, you need to download your Facebook Photos individually. Not just is this procedure one more back-up, it is likewise a whole lot faster as well as may give you with even more choices.
As pointed out over, you will not have the ability to Restore or move all your Data and that includes your friends. You should manually add friends to your new account. However, it is not feasible export your Facebook friends to a third party account and afterwards re-import them to a new Facebook account.
Nevertheless, you can import calls from third party accounts such as Skype or Gmail. So if you have contact information of a lot of your friends on accounts beyond Facebook, you could take a tiny faster way. Most likely to your brand-new Facebook account and also import calls from any type of sustained 3rd party account (CSV data are additionally supported) via the Discover Friends page.
While you can export your Facebook calls to Yahoo! Mail, it is not be feasible to re-import them to Facebook. As well as contacts imported from Facebook will absolutely not be consisted of in a Yahoo! CSV file.
I wrote a different short article on ways to support your Facebook contacts. Note that just call details of friends that have actually agreed to have their email address consisted of in details downloads can be imported into your Yahoo! account.
Restore Account Data
Here comes the large letdown. There is no chance to submit 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 have to do it (semi-) by hand or utilize 3rd party tools. Right now, the archive simply works as an individual backup, nothing more.
So exactly what are your alternatives? You could re-add your old friends as revealed over, re-upload photos you downloaded and install from your old account, re-tag your friends in your images, re-join teams you were a member of, re-add Facebook applications, by hand re-do all your individual Settings, including general account and privacy Settings, e.g. secure your Facebook account, add trusted get in touches with, or hide your individual Settings. I want I had good information, however as I said before, you can not auto-merge 2 accounts or Restore Data, so you essentially start from scratch.
What You Will Shed
You will certainly lose a lot! Your entire Timeline and also Information Feed background will certainly be gone, including posts or pictures you were marked in, places you explored, all the Likes you issued or received, or teams you belonged to, all your account and also privacy Settings, and also any other documents you built up with time. Your photos as well as friends are actually all you could take with you, everything else needs to be re-created manually.
Shut down or Close Your Old Facebook Account.
If you choose to deactivate or shut your old Facebook account, make certain to include your new account as an admin to any Teams or Pages you manage. Otherwise you will certainly shed access to them.
Once you have actually looked after admin duties, have actually downloaded all your Data, and are sure you want to entirely remove your account, log into the Facebook account you want to shut, as well as see the Remove My Account page to begin the process. We have formerly clarified How To Effectively Close Your Facebook Account.
Facebook enables you to Download an archive of your account. However, there is no coordinating system in place to recover your Data, must the account obtain endangered. Facebook never ever intended to supply a recover attribute; instead they were lawfully required to supply a method for users to download their Data. Because of this, customers are entrusted nothing but half-baked options or awkward workarounds, ought to they want to merge or relocate accounts.
Just what would bother you most if you had to relocate to a new Facebook account?