How to merge two Facebook pages: As a sports enthusiast you are, in the past you have created a few pages on Facebook dedicated to news regarding individual sports, all with a very similar name. In the long run, however, you realized that the time at your disposal is not enough to take care of every single page and, for this reason, you would like to know if there is the possibility of “merging” several pages together without losing the “Likes” collected in the over time. If that’s the case, let me tell you that you’ve come to the right place at the right time!
With today’s guide, in fact, I will explain to you how to join two Facebook pages offering you the detailed procedure to be put into practice both from a computer and from a smartphone and tablet. First, however, it will be my concern to indicate the necessary requirements for the merging of two pages on Facebook to be allowed and to provide you with instructions on how to download a copy of the page you intend to merge, useful for storing data that would otherwise be lost. Also, if you have problems with the name of the pages to link, I will also tell you how to request the name change.
If you agree, let’s not waste any more precious time and get to the heart of the matter immediately. Come on, make yourself comfortable, take all the time you see fit and dedicate yourself to reading the next paragraphs. Follow the instructions I am about to give you carefully, try to put them into practice and I am sure that, in no time at all, you will be able to connect the Facebook pages of your interest. Enjoy the reading!
Before going into the details of this guide and explain yourself in detail how to join two Facebook pages, let me tell you what the requirements are so that it is possible to “merge” the pages of your interest.
First, it will be useful for you to know that to merge two Facebook pages you need to be Administrator of both pages. Furthermore, the latter must have similar names, represent the same object or deal with the same topic and, if they refer to a physical address, this must also match.
To check the data just indicated, connect to Facebook main page and, if you haven’t already, log into your account (if so, my guide on how to log into Facebook might be useful). Now, click on the icon of arrow pointing down located at the top right and select the page of your interest, then choose the item Settings and select the option Roles on the page visible in the sidebar on the left.
On the new page that opens, make sure the option is next to your name Administrator, otherwise write down the name of the page administrator, ask him to change your role (my guide on how to appoint a Facebook page administrator might be useful), also explaining your intention to merge the page in question with another page Facebook.
If, on the other hand, you are already the administrator of the two pages you intend to merge and you want to check if a physical address is set, access the pages to be checked, select the item Settings and click on the option About the page. In the new screen that appears, locate the section Position and check for a physical address. To change it, change the data shown in the fields Address, City And POSTAL CODE and presses the button Save Changes, otherwise remove the check mark next to the option It has an address to remove the address from your page.
If you do not have a computer available, you can also change the roles and address of your page from smartphones and tablets by downloading the application Facebook Business Suite for devices Android And iOS. After downloading and installing it on your device, start it by tapping on its icon, log in to your account and choose whether or not to activate notifications.
Now, tap on thumbnail located at the bottom left, select the page of your interest, press onsquares icon located at the bottom right and choose the item Settings from the proposed menu. To check your role on the page, tap on the item Change the Page roles (if you are not an administrator, the option is View page roles) and make sure the option is under your name Administrator.
Download content from a Facebook page
Download the content of a Facebook page is a procedure that allows you to download a copy of the page of your interest, saving posts, photos and videos published on it and information relating to the roles and description of the page.
To proceed, log into your account, click on the icon arrow pointing down and select the page which you intend to make a backup copy of. Then choose the option Settings, make sure the item is selected General, locate the option Download the page and click on the items Edit And Download page.
In the new screen that appears, put the check mark next to the information you want to save (Post, Photo and video, Events, Page profile information, Other page activities And Page settings), choose the download format (HTML or JSON), select the quality of the multimedia contents (high, average or low) and presses the button Create the file.
As soon as the process of creating a copy of your page is completed, you will receive an email containing a download link: click on it within 4 days to download the content of the page to your computer.
Merge two Facebook pages from a computer
To join two Facebook pages from a PC, connect to the main page of the famous social network and log in to your account, then click on the icon arrow pointing down present at the top right and, from the menu that appears, select one of the two pages you want to merge.
On the main screen of the chosen Facebook page, click on the entry Settings, make sure the option is selected General in the sidebar on the left, press the button Edit related to the item Merge pages and click on the option Merge double pages. Then enter the password of your Facebook account and presses the button Keep it going.
In the section Request to merge duplicate Pages, locate the drop-down menus Select a page visible under the writing Choose the two Pages you want to merge, select the two pages of your interest and press the button Keep it going. In the new screen displayed, indicate the page you want to keep and that will acquire the “Likes” of the other page previously selected via the drop-down menu Choose a page and click on the button Keep the page.
Before confirming your intention to merge the selected pages, it will be useful to know that merging is immediate and irreversible. By pressing the button Request union, the two previously selected pages will be merged immediately and you will no longer be able to access the page you have chosen not to keep.
That said, click on the button Request union and the message You have successfully requested to merge the pages will confirm the request. Then click on the button OK to complete the procedure and return to the main screen of the Facebook page you have decided to keep.
Merge two Facebook pages from smartphones and tablets
If you are wondering if it is possible merge two Facebook pages from smartphones and tablets, the answer is yes. However, it is not possible to do this using the application of the famous social network.
To proceed, open the browser you usually use for browsing the Internet (eg. Chrome on Android and Safari on iOS), linked to Facebook and, if necessary, log into your account. Then tap the button ≡ and select the page of your interest.
In the new screen that appears, tap on the item Other, select the option Change settings from the menu that opens and choose the item General. Now, tap on the option Merge pages, enter your account password in the field Password and presses the button Keep it going, then select the two pages you want to merge using the drop-down menus Choose a page and tap the button Keep it going.
Change Facebook page name
If, after selecting the pages to merge you are interested in, you have not been able to forward your request because you have displayed the message on the screen These Pages cannot be merged because the Page names are not similar, you should know that you can try to change the name of one of the two Facebook pages and, subsequently, repeat the procedure to request the union.
To proceed, click on the icon arrow pointing down located at the top right, select the page to be modified from the menu that appears and, in the new screen displayed, click on the item Information that you find on the left. In the box General, choose the option Edit placed next to the current name of your page, write the new page name in the appropriate field and presses the buttons Keep it going And Request the change.
The Facebook team will review your request and get back to you within 3 days. To view the status of your request, click on the items Settings And Assistance messages for pages. On this screen, if your request is accepted, you will see the message Your Page name change request has been approved. In that case, you should know that you will not be able to hide the page or change its name again for 7 days.
Unlike merging two pages, you can also change the name of a Facebook page from smartphones and tablets using the device application Android And iOS. After starting the latter and logging into your account, tap the button ≡ and select your page.
In the new screen that appears, locate the box Information, tap on the item Propose changes and select the option Change name. Then enter the new name you want to assign to your page and press the button Send to send your request. To learn more, I leave you to my guide on how to change the name of the Facebook page.