How to Transfer Your Friends From an Old Account to a New One on Facebook

By Dave Wilson

Transferring a Facebook "Friend" list from an old Facebook account to a new Facebook account can be challenging because Facebook does not offer a clear method or procedure for moving a "Friend" list. If you decide to start fresh with a new Facebook account to resolve account profile or privacy issues, and still wish to keep the same list of Facebook "Friends," use the "Suggest a Friend" Facebook feature to transfer your "Friend" list to a new account.

Things You'll Need

  • Old Facebook account
  • New Facebook account

Step 1

Log in to your old Facebook account. Click the "Home" link near the top of the page. Type the name of your new Facebook account into the "Search" box at the top of the web page and tap the "Enter" key.

Step 2

Click on the name of your new Facebook account and click the "Add Friend" button. Click the "Send Request" button. Click the "Account" link near the upper right corner of the Facebook web page and click "Log out."

Step 3

Log in to your new Facebook account. Click the "Friends" link in the left pane. Click the "Confirm" button next to the "Friend" request just sent from the old Facebook account. Click the "Account" link and click "Log out."

Step 4

Log in to your old Facebook account. Click the "Friends" link in the left pane of the web page. Click the "Manage Friends List" button located at the top of the web page. Type the name of your new Facebook account into the "Search" box. Click on the name of your new Facebook account in the list that appears.

Step 5

Click the "Suggest Friends" link in the left pane. Click on all "Friends" listed in the box that appears. Click the "Send Suggestions" button. Click the "Account" link in the upper right corner of the web page and click "Log out."

Step 6

Log in to your new Facebook account. Click the "Friends" link in the left pane. Click the "Add Friend" button for each "Friend" listed in the "Requests" list that was sent from your old Facebook account.