Learn how to merge two Facebook pages in a simple way! – WAU
102 million Brazilians share their moments on Facebook, this is equivalent to half the country’s population. Therefore, your company also needs to be present there, because your audience certainly is. However, if you have more than one page, you will need to merge a fanpage. Having more than one fanpage can be more common than […]
102 million Brazilians share their moments on Facebook, this is equivalent to half the country’s population. Therefore, your company also needs to be present there, because your audience certainly is. However, if you have more than one page, you will need to merge a fanpage.
For this reason, we bring here in this article everything you need to do about joining two or more pages on Facebook and the step by step on how to do this.
Why integrate two pages?
There can be several reasons why someone makes the decision to integrate two or more Facebook pages. However, we list here the ones that are more frequent:
People who have lost fanpage administrator rights
Imagine the following situation: you are new to Facebook, create a fanpage and get a lot of fans. One fine day you forget your password and can no longer log into Facebook, so you need to create another account.
There you create a new fanpage of the same name and start adding new fans. Suddenly, on another beautiful day, you suddenly remember your old password.
And now? What to do with two exactly the same pages? This is a common case when it is necessary to merge them.
Company profile turning into company page
This is another very common example: imagine that, when you created your first Facebook profile, you chose to make one of your company, because you thought it was cool to see your brand making friends and chatting.
However, a while later, you decided to make a fanpage, because you realized that everyone was doing it. So, you got a profile and a page.
When you find out that having a company profile goes against Facebook’s terms of services, you then decide to integrate the page and profile into one fanpage.
Fans have created a page for you
This usually happens in cases where the original fanpage is linked to a local business where users would like to check in on Facebook.
But, because there is no such option on the fanpage, they mark that they were there when entering the name of the establishment. This ends up creating a new page for your company on Facebook.
Your employees created many pages
When you leave control of the company’s social networks in the hands of employees, something like that can happen.
The solution ends up being to join all the created pages.
Pages you’ve created and abandoned
Now suppose you created a page with the wrong name and left it behind after creating a new one. However, months later, you realize that it still exists, because people are finding it and enjoying it.
This is also the time to fuse the pages. But, how to do that? This is what we will see below.
What should be done before integrating two pages?
Before mixing, some preparations are necessary in order to avoid problems or losses afterwards.
First do a search to find out how many local pages were accidentally created for your business. Make a note of the check-ins and likes of each so you can claim them.
In the other pages that are of your administration and that you intend to unite, notify the public in advance about this transformation. Preferably stick to the top of each fanpage a week before the junction takes place so everyone knows.
Also remember that only the page you choose to keep will continue to exist, which means that all content on the rest will be deleted. So if you have information, photos and videos you want to keep, save them before you merge the pages.
Joining two pages into one
And the time has come to join the two pages into one. However, there are some requirements that Facebook asks for migration in order to prevent people from creating memes pages and then join them with others about network marketing, for example.
Therefore, both pages must have the same purpose, similar names and you must be the administrator of both.
To do this, go to facebook.com/pages/merge, select the page you want to keep, the one you want to merge and click on “Merge pages”.
Joining more than two pages
If what you need is to join more than two pages in one, there is no need to do the previous steps multiple times. In the same link you can request the union of up to five pages in one.
First, you need to select which page you want to keep as your main page, and then the pages you want to merge. Again, they must have the same purpose or, otherwise, Facebook may deny the request.
Merging profile and page
Despite the differences that exist between them, joining a profile and a page is not difficult.
First of all, you need to name the profile with the same name as the page you want to merge. Once this is done, log in to the profile and enter this address to turn it into a page: facebook.com/pages/create.php?migrate.
Then, follow the steps to convert the profile. As soon as it turns into a page, just follow the instructions we gave above on how to join two pages into one.
Care you should take when merging fanpage
As the information on the secondary pages to be merged disappears, other precautions also need to be remembered and taken into account:
When you turn a profile into a page, items and information once shared as a profile also disappear. So save everything you think is necessary.
If you have groups that are under your management, you will not be able to manage them after the conversion. Therefore, appoint someone you trust to manage the group before converting the profile.
Now that you know how to merge a fan page, the next step is to increase your page engagement. For this, check out 9 tips that we have separated for you!