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How to Make a New Facebook Account From Your Old One

by Mrinal Saha
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There can be many reasons for deleting one’s Facebook account.  For instance, you may think you are wasting too much time on Facebook, you don’t trust Facebook’s privacy policy, or you no longer want to stay connected with few people on Facebook.

However you don’t have to leave Facebook, you can make a new Facebook account.

The following infographic show, the planned way of doing that.

new facebook account

Step 1

Download Facebook data from the old account. The backup contains your photos, settings, messages, profile info, etc. Follow the steps given on Facebook’s official documetnation. In a nutshell, you need to

  1. Click  in the top right of Facebook.
  2. Select Settings & Privacy, then click Settings.
  3. In the left column, click Your Facebook information.
  4. Next to Download your information, click View.
  5. Next, select the Download format and Click Create file to confirm the download request.

After you’ve made a download request, it will appear as pending. It may take several days for us to finish preparing your download request. Once the download is prepared, you will get a notification letting you know it’s ready.

Step 2

Sign up from a new Facebook account. You cannot create a new Facebook account with the same email though.

Step 3

Before deactivating the old account make sure to transfer the ownership of the Facebook Page (if you have any) and also delete or change the login of other websites that you have associated with your Facebook account.

If you log in to any of those sites during the cancellation period your account will be reinstall.

Step 4

Finding friends from your new account may be difficult, so use the suggest friend feature to suggest old friends to your new account.

Step 5

There is no direct way to upload all this data to a new Facebook account, you will do that manually

Step 6

And finally, permanently delete the account. You will have to wait for 14 days.

After 2 weeks your Facebook account will be deleted forever. And you can continue with your new Facebook Account.

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