How to Combine or Merge Two Facebook Pages – Updated 2012

I have another post on combining and merging Facebook pages here–with videos–but as you know, Facebook changes things A LOT, so rather than confuse you or waste your time with outdated information, I thought I’d make a new post about this.

So now, if you have multiple Facebook pages for your organizations–you ca merge the two (or three or four) pages!!

Keep in mind, this is for merging two PAGES. If you have a profile/timeline or a group, these instructions aren’t for you. There is currently no way to convert a group into a page, but you CAN now convert your Facebook profile into a page!

There are TWO ways to merge your pages. Let’s start with the first and simplest one. If this does NOT work for you, just go to option 2!

If your pages meet the right criteria–they were both created by you, they have the same name, and at least one is a “place” page, then you may be able to have Facebook automatically merge your pages for you with one click of a button!

To see if you can, go to your page (you must be a page admin to do this) and click on “edit page” in the upper right corner.

 

Then click on “resources” on the left column. If you see “Merge duplicate pages” as an option, then you’re golden! Just follow the instructions there to merge your pages (it will give you a list of pages that are eligible to merge).

If you DON’T have this option, or the pages it lists are not the ones you want to merge, don’t worry. There is another way!

Method 2 for Merging Facebook Pages

The first thing you need to do for option 2 is collect the URLs of your Facebook pages that you want to merge together. The FULL URL–that’s the part in the address bar, the facebook.com/ part as well as everything that comes after the /.


Open up a word document or something and copy and paste the URL of the page you want to KEEP, first. Make SURE you keep that straight! You’re going to have to tell Facebook “this is the page I want to keep, and these are the page(s) I want to merge into that page.” (I’m going to refer to this as your “keeper” page)

(I recommend copying and pasting this way. You could write it down on a piece of paper, but these URLs are sometimes kind of long, and you don’t want to get one letter wrong and mess it up)

Next, copy the URLs of the pages you want to merge into the main one. Keep those somewhere, too.

REALLY IMPORTANT!!!

Make SURE that you’ve gotten everything off of those pages you want to keep, such as photos, videos, testimonials, posts, etc. The ONLY thing that will be saved from these pages will be your fans–they will merge and combine with the fans of your “keeper” page. Everything else will disappear and you cannot get it back.

How to do it

Now you need to send a request to Facebook to merge your pages. You must do this while you are logged into the account that is an admin on your “keeper” page. (NOTE: If you do NOT have a personal Facebook account–only a business account that only manages your pages–this WILL NOT WORK. You have to be logged in as a real person on Facebook with a personal account)

They have made this MUCH easier, as you know if you watched my old tutorial on this subject! Just go to this URL to submit the request to merge your Facebook pages. Just choose (from the drop down menu) your “keeper” page, and then the others you want to merge into it. They call these “inauthentic” pages, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that. It can mean “extra” pages, or “pages I created by mistake” or “pages that an old volunteer created” or whatever works for you!

Just fill out your form and hit Submit. it can take a couple of hours to a couple of days to get a response. (please post back here and tell us how long it took you to get a response so people will have an idea!)

Keep in mind that if you are merging 3 pages, and each had 500 fans, you won’t necessarily get 1500 fans once it’s all said and done, because some people may have been fans of all 3 pages. But all your fans WILL combine to be fans of your one “keeper” page.

Get in Touch!

I'm available via most social media, so drop me a line! I'll answer your questions and I really look forward to hearing from you and helping if I can!

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188 Responses to How to Combine or Merge Two Facebook Pages – Updated 2012

  1. Nadeem hussain June 23, 2013 at 5:46 pm #

    hey emily this link : https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/?id=238908726149664
    isn’t working here in india 🙁

    and plz add me on fb need to talk

    #just wanted to let you know

  2. Linda June 25, 2013 at 3:08 am #

    Hi Emily,
    Do you know if it’s possible to have two different urls to link at the same facebookpage?
    Thanks!
    Linda

  3. Emily Garman June 26, 2013 at 9:47 am #

    The only way you could do that would be to set up a forward on your domain. so you only get one URL from facebook — facebook.com/yourpage. But if you wanted to buy another domain name, say http://www.yoursite.com, you could set it up to just automatically forward to your facebook page. But no–you can only have one domain in Facebook.

  4. Emily Garman June 26, 2013 at 9:47 am #

    It only works in the USA, sorry!

  5. Kristen July 11, 2013 at 9:24 am #

    Just did option 2 and it worked like a charm! Sent a notice to FB yesterday am and the were merged 13 hours later!

  6. Kristen July 11, 2013 at 9:26 am #

    PS Thank you so much! I couldn’t find this anywhere on FB Help!

  7. Emily Garman August 2, 2013 at 3:01 pm #

    Awesome, Kristen! Thanks for letting us know–it helps to see the timeframe that other people experience.

  8. Karl cook August 6, 2013 at 1:57 pm #

    I have a few football pages can I merge them together
    One is I want to keep is 10k
    Rest are only round 1k
    But there different names I’ve tried link and fb email to say it was declined
    Is there anything else I can try
    Even thou they are different names they all on the same subject
    Just wondered if I was doing something wrong

  9. youtu.be August 11, 2013 at 9:33 pm #

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  10. Gari August 23, 2013 at 11:07 pm #

    Thanks for the great link to the correct facebook page to get my pages merged. I just don’t understand where you found that when I hunted for days and hours. I also just don’t understand why facebook makes this stuff so difficult and yet so easy. Once I filled it out they got back to me within 12 hours. The first e mail was a denial then, not 2 minutes later a confirmation. So messed up but thanks for the great advice. Gari

  11. autowallz August 25, 2013 at 9:54 am #

    thnkzzzzz

  12. gopal August 26, 2013 at 12:57 pm #

    its not Wotking in India ? and And you give the latest merge for Fb page this is kind of Old

  13. Emaan August 30, 2013 at 5:19 am #

    is this trick works till now?

  14. JR September 3, 2013 at 1:15 pm #

    So How do I make it work if I am not in US and need to merge 2 pages?

  15. faizy September 5, 2013 at 12:57 am #

    how to merge diffrnt pages?

  16. Emily Garman September 6, 2013 at 9:48 am #

    You should find the instructions right here in this post!

  17. Emily Garman September 6, 2013 at 9:50 am #

    No, I’m sorry–it only works in the US.

  18. Emily Garman September 6, 2013 at 9:50 am #

    Currently there is not a solution that I’m aware of that will allow you to get help outside the US, I’m sorry!

  19. Emily Garman September 6, 2013 at 9:52 am #

    I know..Facebook is a blessing and a curse! Glad I was able to help.

  20. Emily Garman September 6, 2013 at 9:55 am #

    Facebook is really picky about what it will let you merge. Even if the pages are on the same subject, even if it’s the same football team–they won’t let you. It all has to do with the names being the same. Your page names have to be REALLY similar or they won’t do it. You can try the link in option 2 (if you’re in the USA) and that may work. Good luck!

  21. Korpita September 9, 2013 at 8:15 am #

    When you say “fans” will be kept, does this include friends that will be kept or will you lose your friends?

  22. Emily Garman September 12, 2013 at 3:42 pm #

    Pages have fans, and profiles have friends. So if you are merging 2 pages, they both have fans. The fans will be merged together (minus any duplicates). so if one page has 100 fans and the other page has 50 fans, and you merge the pages, you’ll end up with a page that has 150 fans (minus any people who were fans of both pages).

    If you want to merge a profile with a page, that’s another whole subject–you have to convert your profile to a page first, and then merge the pages.

  23. Paul September 17, 2013 at 6:32 am #

    I was the only admin on my page and inadvertantly deleted myself as an admin. After trying everthing, including going through the FB sales department, no help. It was suggested by sales associate that I create a new page and merge them in order to keep my ~8000 fans. But I am unsure if I can merge with my page if I am no longer an admin. Do you know if this is possible? Thank you!

  24. Emily Garman September 19, 2013 at 1:58 pm #

    You would not be able to merge pages unless you are the owner of both pages (an admin on both pages). So the best thing to do is create a new page, and also try to claim ownership of the other page. This post tells you how to recover or claim a Facebook page that you own, but someone else controls, so it might be helpful to check that out. Good luck!

  25. Renee October 2, 2013 at 10:44 am #

    Do you know if the LIKES will transfer over or will I lose those also?

  26. Emily October 8, 2013 at 1:37 pm #

    Thanks for the post! My concern is whether I’ll lose the data (posts, photos, etc.) of both pages or just the one I’m merging into the bigger page?

  27. Abubakar October 26, 2013 at 12:30 am #

    Hey Not working
    Method 2 link broken :/

  28. Emily Garman October 29, 2013 at 7:47 pm #

    It only works if you are in the US.

  29. Faisal December 15, 2013 at 7:05 am #

    Greetings Emily, what if we reach America through Proxy?

  30. Bryan December 16, 2013 at 5:57 pm #

    I’m having trouble finding this “drop down” menu. I click on the link, the page comes up but there is no way of selecting any of my pages. I noticed it may be more convenient to use the other page that is shown at the bottom here, that would have you paste the URLs in, but I don’t believe it exists since nothing loads after clicking on it. I am in the USA.

  31. Emily Garman December 17, 2013 at 9:19 pm #

    Hi Bryan, I’m not sure why you don’t see the drop down; I can’t really tell without logging into your account. But the page in “option 2” does exist–it is here: https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/?id=238908726149664. Try clicking on that or copying/pasting it into your browser; this will allow you to choose the pages you wish to merge. If you still don’t see the options, then it may be the case that your pages are not eligible for merging.

  32. Emily Garman December 17, 2013 at 9:19 pm #

    Not sure about that–I guess if it thinks that your IP address is in America, then it would work–I’ve never encountered that!

  33. Giulia January 23, 2014 at 10:26 am #

    Hi everyone! I’m trying merging two italian pages (5k fans and 6k fans) and opened the link with proxy (i’m in italy). this was 3 days ago… still no response. my questions are:
    – did anyone else try to do it from outside the US and how did he/she do?
    – did anyone else have to wait longer than 3 days (in or out the US) for the pages to be merged?
    thanks very much!

  34. Ibnu marjan February 13, 2014 at 5:53 am #

    both options not working for me, i try to go to link (Just go to this URL to submit the request to merge your Facebook pages), but it says page not found…

  35. Emily Garman February 14, 2014 at 1:36 pm #

    Ibnu–if you are not in the United States, this probably will not work for you. 🙁

  36. Sissy February 27, 2014 at 7:15 am #

    I just sent the request!! Will let you know if the combine for me! Was easy (almost too easy) Hope it works!
    Thank you 🙂

  37. Marty March 8, 2014 at 8:23 am #

    Will this work in canada? If not if I give someone in the US administrative privileges and they do it will it work from there?

    Thanks.

  38. Emily Garman March 14, 2014 at 11:56 am #

    I don’t think it will work outside the US. If you give someone in the US admin privileges, that would probably work!

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