Merging a Facebook Place with Your Business Page - dummies

Merging a Facebook Place with Your Business Page

By Andrea Vahl, John Haydon, Jan Zimmerman

After you claim your Facebook Place, Facebook may automatically merge the Place with your current Page if they have the same (or similar) Page name and address — but this doesn’t always happen.

To merge the Place and the Page, make sure both addresses match. Wait about a week to see whether they get merged automatically. If they don’t, you can take steps to request a merge because when you merge a Place and a Page, you keep the information, posts, and photos from just one of them. Decide which one you want to keep before you get started.

Then follow these steps while logged in as your Personal profile:

  1. Go to the Page you want to keep. Click Edit Page at the top of the Admin panel.

  2. Choose Edit Settings from the drop-down menu.

  3. Select Merge Pages at the bottom of the page.

    You can click the Learn More link to read more about merging.

  4. Click the Merge Duplicate Pages link.

    A new page lists the precautions you need to be aware of with merging two pages.

  5. Select the I Have Read and Understand the Above Information check box.

    You get the option to select the Page you want to keep in the merge.

  6. Choose the appropriate Page from the drop-down menu.

  7. Select the I Understand These Pages I Merge Must Be About the Same Thing check box.

    Now you can select the other Page(s) you want to merge with the main Page.

  8. Select a Page from the drop-down menu.

    You can merge up to five additional Pages with the one main Page, but you have to be Admin of all Pages.

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  9. Click the blue Send button.

    A dialog box thanks you for your submission and says you’ll get an e-mail from Facebook shortly.