Do you have two Facebook pages with the same name or two pages with a different name but created for the same purpose? With your hard work & persistence, both your pages have built a considerable fan following and now you cannot let go off either of them. Are you stuck in such a dilemma and wondering if you could just merge the two Facebook pages? You definitely can! Keep following the steps ahead to learn to merge Facebook pages.
Can you merge two Facebook Pages?
Yes, you can.
You can absolutely merge your Facebook pages. Facebook has a straight-forward process using which you can file an official request with Facebook to merge two of your Facebook pages. This is a very nice feature if you are a brand and want all your customers to be able to interact with your brand directly through one Facebook page. This also makes it very convenient because managing one page is easier than managing multiple Facebook pages.
The process requires a few pre-requisites. But to make the process go smoothly, we will guide you through each step.
Who should merge their Facebook pages?
Here are some reasons why you might want to merge your Facebook pages:
- You created a Facebook page but lost your admin privileges. You then created another Facebook page for the same reason but then you were able to retrieve admin privileges to your older page. So, now you have two Facebook pages for the same brand or purpose.
- You Created a Facebook page long ago but then forgot about it and ended up creating a new Facebook page for the same reason.
- You run a business and want a single place for your customers to interact with your brand.
- If for some reason you have been running two or more pages for the same brand. Streamlining them into one Facebook page would be a good call.
In either case, you probably have enough fan following on both pages to not want to lose either of them.
Pre-requisites of merging two Facebook pages
Before we request to merge our Facebook pages, we need to ensure that the process goes as smoothly as possible. According to Facebook, here are a few pre-requisites to take note of:
- Make sure you are the admin of both Facebook pages.
- Make sure that both Facebook pages represent the same brand or community.
- Both Facebook pages should have the same about info, address, email, website and phone number. In short, try to make the about info of both Facebook pages as similar as possible.
- Try to make the names of both the Facebook pages as similar as possible since you can’t have two pages with the same exact name.
- This process may take up to 3 days and you won’t be able to change the name of the page for the next 7 days.
Things to think over before you merge two pages
Here are a few things you should consider before actually merging two Facebook pages:
- Note the number of likes and check-ins you have on both Facebook pages.
- The people, who like the Facebook pages, and the check-ins will be shifted to one FB page after the pages are merged.
- Note which of your two Facebook pages has more posts, photos, reviews and ratings than the other. All of these things including the username, of the Facebook page you don’t want to keep, will be deleted.
- The Facebook page you want to keep will remain unchanged in this regard.
- Make sure to keep the Facebook Page with the most content.
- You might want to back up the contents of the Facebook page you’ll be merging.
- You might want to notify the people following your Facebook page about the merge before it happens.
How do I merge two Facebook Pages?
Follow these steps to successfully merge two Facebook pages:
Merge Facebook pages using a web browser
- Make sure you have read the pre-requisites.
- Log-in to your Facebook account.
- Go to https://www.facebook.com/pages/merge/
- Choose the pages you want to merge.
- Select the page you want to keep. This page will have the combined likes and check-ins from both merged pages. Everything Else from the other page will be permanently deleted.
- Click on Keep Page to initiate the merging process.
If all things go well your request to merge your Facebook pages should be approved.
Merging two Facebook pages from an Android device
- Go to your Page on your web browser and tap “More”.
- Under “Page Controls” tap “Settings”.
- Then tap “General”.
- Tap “Merge pages”. Facebook might prompt you to enter your password at this stage.
- Choose the pages you would like to merge.
- Click on Continue & follow the onscreen instructions to start the merging process.
What to do after you’ve successfully merged your Facebook pages?
After you have successfully merged your Facebook pages, add some finishing touches to make your page stand out! Set a new profile picture and a new cover photo, while you’re at it make sure to adjust the about info. Make sure to set your page as local to allow check-ins.
Can you merge Facebook accounts?
You cannot merge two or more Facebook accounts. Unlike merging Facebook Pages, Facebook does not allow merging of multiple accounts. This is because it goes against Facebook’s Terms to maintain more than one personal account. Although, you could manually switch to one account and keep any information that you would want to keep.
- Download the information from the account you want to delete.
- If the account you’re going to delete is an admin for a page or a group, be sure to add the account you are keeping as an admin.
- Once you have moved all your important information to a single account you can deactivate the other Facebook account.
Unfortunately, this is the only way to move all your information to one single account. Facebook really doesn’t like for you to have multiple accounts in the first place.
Can you merge Facebook Groups?
There is no known way of merging Facebook groups at the moment. Even though this is a feature Facebook should add. And maybe in the future they might make it possible to merge Facebook groups. But for now, if you have two Facebook groups, then you’re stuck with two Facebook groups.
If you followed along by now you must have merged, or at least requested Facebook to merge your Facebook pages. The process of merging Facebook pages is actually quite simple, and if you make the pages look as similar as possible, you’ll most likely get the merging approval from Facebook. If you have any questions, feel free to comment below.