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Our clients often have two or more Facebook pages used for the same purpose – identical sites representing one company, brand or site. The duplicity exists for a variety of historical reasons or simply by mistake. It makes sense to merge them to be able to manage them and measure their performance more easily.

Facebook allows merging of pages as long as:

  • you are an administrator of all pages you want to merge
  • the name of the duplicate pages are similar enough
  • the pages you want to merge use the same address – whether web or e-mail address (in information on the website)
  • you add the site with fewer fans to the site with more fans

Instructions can be found on Facebook Help pages.

However, the Facebook pages merge function has been broken for some time – everything works as it should, until the moment of final confirmation. Then the settings window disappears and does not give any confirming information. Therefore, we tried to find an alternative solution. And we found it.

To merge Facebook pages you will need:

Then you choose a Facebook page that you want to be preserve, and up to five Facebook pages that you want to merge into it (apply the above conditions for merging pages).

Facebook - how to merge pages (broken, problem, not working)

Facebook – how to merge pages

After submitting the form, you should see the confirmation page that tells you what is going on – the response will arrive shortly to your Facebook registration email address, and you have to respond to continue the action.

Facebook - how to merge pages

Facebook – how to merge pages

We have managed to merge the pages without any further communication with Facebook. We did not received any confirmation email – wheteher the pages were successfully merged so we had to keep checking back to see the result.

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  • Vanessa

    I recently merged 2 pages/places, however the number of likes and check-ins did not update as it should have. Any idea how to get this to work?

    • Patrik Barták

      Were these 2 pages the same type? For example page + page or place + place? If wasn’t this could be a cause.

  • alex

    Hi, I changed a FB profile with 5000 friends into a FB page and after I applied the merge procedure between the new page with more than 5000 likes and another one with 1200 likes. After 2 days I received the confirmation email saying the merge procedure was successfully applied, but immediately after I received another email saying that I may notice that I am no longer the admin of one of the pages I used to managed The Page was claimed by someone who proved that they’re authorized to represent it. Now I can’t find any of my pages, neither the supposed merged one, the one with more than 5000 likes, nor the other page. I tried to contact facebook but they only send automatic emails back. What can I do? Thankx

    • zak

      How did you try contact them?
      (i also want to try contact them)

  • zak

    Ironically i cant log in to facebook at all now since it wants me to merge two pages that it feels are the same. Since i cant log in i cant get to the merge page.

    When i search and do eventually get there then the link takes you to a broken page..refreshed a dozen times with no joy. tried on chrome and firefox so far. will see if i can find IE on my machine in a dark corner somewhere and try again.

    Weird that they want me to merge since i dont think i have two pages…oh well.

  • zak

    So after much webbrowsing and installing some VPN software (doing things from the USA seems to help a little) it let me not only get past the first log in phase (not into my account but to try merge pages) and let me get all the way to chosing a new name etc then when i hit final confirmation…it says: there is an error…and…nothing (i cant go any further)

    sad face emoticon

  • zak

    Stumbled into the next phase somehow when trying to convert from a profile to a PAGE suddenly it asked me who the admin should be. I chose my own email address ..it laughed at me. so i chose my wife’s email…

    Now when i try log in it says the conversion is underway.

    Here’s hoping