There are two options partners can explore on Facebook when merging. In both cases, new Facebook profile images and cover photos will need to be created, Partner Marketing can help with this. This needs to be completed before either of the below options are undertaken so as to make the process as clear as possible.

Merging the two Facebook pages to create one Facebook page.

If you have 2 Facebook Pages for the same thing, you may be able to merge them if:

  • You’re an admin of both Pages.
  • Your Pages have similar names and represent the same thing.
  • Your Pages have the same address, if they have physical locations.

Before you request a Page merge, please make sure that any campaigns you’re running aren’t pointing to the Page that will be deleted.
To merge your Pages:

  • Go to
  • Select 2 Pages you want to merge and click Continue.
  • Click Request Merge.

If you’re unable to merge your Pages, it means that your Pages aren’t eligible to be merged. If you see the option to request to merge your Pages, we’ll review your request.

If your Pages can be merged, the people who like your Pages and any check-ins will be combined, but posts, photos, reviews, ratings and the username will be deleted from the Page you merge. The Page you want to keep will remain unchanged, except for the addition of people who like the Page and check-ins that were merged from the other Page.

The Page you don’t want to keep will be removed from Facebook, and you won’t be able to unmerge it. It is an irreversible process.

Re-naming the most popular page and re-directing

The second option available if you don’t want to completely remove one of the Facebook pages is to focus on one page and re-name that to be the main page for the new merger.
Steps for this are:

  • Identify the page with the most engagement, likes & followers.
  • Re-name this page to the new charity name.
  • Place a holding message on the now defunct page along the lines of “Age UK XXX has now merged with Age UK XXX and become Age UK XXX. To keep seeing and hearing updates from your local Age UK please like our new page: LINK”
  • Allow all necessary people to have access to both pages. This will help moderation in the case of comments and questions from people unsure of what is happening.

Closing Down your Facebook Page

Facebook Page
To delete your Page, you’ll need to be an admin of that Page. If you’re an admin:

  • Click Settings at the top of your Page.
  • From General, click Remove Page.
  • Click Delete [Page name].
  • Click Delete Page and then click OK.

Keep in mind your Page won’t be permanently deleted until 14 days have passed, but you can unpublish your Page at any time.
To cancel your Page deletion:

  • Go to your Page within 14 days of scheduling to delete your Page.
  • Click Cancel Deletion at the top of your Page.
  • Click Confirm and then click OK.

Note: If you don’t see the option to delete your Page, make sure you’re an admin of the Page. Learn how to see what your role is on a Page.

Unpublish your Facebook Page

Published Pages are visible to the public. Unpublished Pages are only visible to the people who manage the Page. Unpublishing your Page will hide it from the public, including the people who like your Page, and your Page won’t be visible to the public until it’s published again. If you’re an admin, you can unpublish your Page at any time. To unpublish your Page:

  • Click Settings at the top of your Page.
  • From General, click Page Visibility.
  • Click to select Page unpublished.
  • Click Save Changes.