said 6 months, 1 week ago:
Thank you for your reply.
It has been amazing how complicated such a simple process should be and how much contradictory information there is out there – or lack of knowledge on this important topic.
I have been told by other people that you can merge a page with more likes into one with less likes. Is this not true then?
I read Facebook’s statement and it also says (on one page but then something different again on another) that yes the page you want to keep (with all of its data/posts etc) MUST have more likes than the other page.
I would have though it didn’t matter as businesses have different reasons influencing the reasons to merge pages etc and it should be up to them.
Also, I have not been able to confirm that my data WILL be kept for certain on the page I am merging into. As if this is not the case and i will loose my existing data/posts then this whole conversation is redundant. Why would you bother merging at all in that case?
Lastly, if you know this, I am currently waiting on an approval for a name change on the second business page which I just converted from a personal page. Pending the name change approval, I should have two pages with identical names and was hoping, that this would then mean that the second page (the one just converted) will show up in my primary pages update info-resources-merge pages menu due to the name being the same.
This would mean that I COULD select it to merge even though right now it has more likes than my primary page.