Merging Facebook Business Pages can streamline your online presence and consolidate your followers. This guide provides a step-by-step process for merging pages and answers frequently asked questions about the process.

Criteria for Merging Facebook Pages

To be eligible for merging, your Pages must:

  1. Have the Same Name: If they don’t, request a name change for one of your Pages.
  2. Share the Same Address: This applies if they have physical locations.
  3. Be Under the Same Business Manager Account.
  4. Ensure the Merging Page Isn’t the Primary Page in a Business Manager account.

Exceptions

You cannot merge:

  • Global Pages.
  • A verified Page into an unverified one.

New Pages Experience

  • Facebook Access Requirement: You must have Facebook access, not just task access, to request a merge.
  • Outcome of Merge: Followers and check-ins will combine. Groups linked to the merged Page will transfer to the kept Page. The kept Page remains unchanged except for the added followers.
  • Data Loss: Posts, photos, reviews, ratings, and the username from the merged Page will be deleted. The merged Page will be removed and can’t be unmerged.

Pre-Merge Checklist

  • Verify that any active campaigns do not point to the Page to be deleted.

 

Easiest Way to Request Merge

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Alternative Steps to Merge on Page

  1. Switch to Your Page: Access your Page from your Feed.
  2. Navigate to Settings: Click your profile picture > ‘Settings and privacy’ > ‘Settings’.
  3. Request Merge: Go to ‘New Pages experience’ > ‘Merge Pages’. Click ‘Start request’ next to ‘Merge multiple pages’.
  4. Submit Request: Follow on-screen instructions and enter your Facebook password to complete.

 

FAQs About Merging Facebook Business Pages

  1. What happens to the content of the Page I merge?
    • Content such as posts, photos, reviews, and ratings will be deleted. Only the followers and check-ins will be merged into the kept Page.
  2. Can I undo a merge after it’s completed?
    • No, once Pages are merged, the action is irreversible.
  3. How long does it take to merge Pages?
    • The time varies. Once you submit a request, Facebook will review it, and you’ll be notified of the outcome.
  4. Can I merge more than two Pages at a time?
    • Generally, the process is designed for merging two Pages at a time.
  5. What if I don’t see the option to merge my Pages?
    • This likely means your Pages aren’t eligible for merging under Facebook’s criteria.
  6. Do both Pages need to be in the same language?
    • Yes, it’s advisable to have Pages in the same language to ensure consistency for followers.
  7. Can I choose which Page remains after the merge?
    • Yes, during the merge process, you’ll select which Page to keep and which to merge into it.
  8. What happens to the Page likes and check-ins?
    • They will be combined into the Page you decide to keep.

Conclusion

Merging Facebook Pages is a valuable tool for streamlining your social media presence. Ensure you meet the criteria and understand the implications, such as data loss from the merged Page. Careful planning and adherence to the guidelines will ensure a smooth merging process.