When it comes to merging Facebook pages, it can sometimes be a bit confusing to determine which page will remain active. I have personally experienced this process and wanted to share my insights on how it works.
First of all, it’s important to understand why someone might want to merge two Facebook pages. There could be various reasons, such as having multiple pages for the same business or brand, or inheriting a page from a previous owner. In any case, merging pages can help consolidate your online presence and make it easier for your audience to find and engage with your content.
The process of merging pages can be initiated by going to the “Settings” tab of the page you want to keep. From there, you need to click on the “Merge Pages” option. Note that you can only merge pages if you are an admin of both pages and if they have similar names, represent the same business, and have similar audiences.
Once you initiate the merge, Facebook will guide you through the process step by step. You will be asked to select the page you want to merge with the current page. It’s important to carefully choose the page you want to merge, as the one you select will be merged into the page you are currently on.
Before completing the merge, Facebook will provide you with a preview of how the merged page will look. It will show you the profile picture, cover photo, and other relevant information from the page you are merging. Make sure to review this preview to ensure that the merged page will accurately represent your brand or business.
Once you confirm the merge, the content and followers from the page you selected will be added to the page you are keeping. It’s important to note that the page you are merging will no longer be visible or accessible to anyone. This means that all the content, likes, and followers from the merged page will become part of your active page.
In terms of maintaining engagement with your audience, it’s crucial to communicate the merge to your followers. You can do this by posting an announcement on your active page, explaining that you have merged pages and providing any necessary information about the change. This will help ensure that your followers are aware of the merge and can continue to engage with your content.
It’s important to mention that the process of merging pages is irreversible. Once you merge two pages, there is no way to undo the merge or separate the pages again. Therefore, it’s essential to carefully consider the decision before proceeding with the merge.
In conclusion, when merging Facebook pages, the page that stays is the one you select during the merge process. It’s crucial to choose the page that accurately represents your brand or business and to communicate the merge to your audience. By following the steps provided by Facebook and reviewing the preview, you can successfully merge pages and consolidate your online presence.