July 17, 2012

How To Merge & Manage Two Google Plus accounts Together?


merge two Google+ accounts together
When Google Plus originally started out more than an year ago, it was somewhat exclusive to Gmail accounts. most people signed up using their Gmail accounts, which might not have been their primary accounts. So they ended up with their Google+ operating on one Google account, and other services on another. In such a scenario, managing multiple Google+ accounts can be a headache, especially since you need to log out of one to use the other (unless you're comfortable with changing your browser). An any case, you might end up having two Google+ profiles, with similar friends, or more followers on the account you do not want. Well now, there's a solution for you. You can merge your Google+ accounts together into one, so you can easily manage your circles, posts, photos, and more!

Google didn't offer this kind of functionality before. But now, you have a good option. Using Google Takeout, you can merge any two accounts together. You just need to figure out your Source and Destination accounts. Google Takeout will take all the information from your Takeout account, and merge it into the Destination account. Hence, the Source account will be removed, and the Destination account will remain, an amalgam of the two profiles.

What will be transferred?

The Source account will be gone. But its circles will stay, and will be merged with the Destination account. Anyone you have blocked or ignored will also be blocked or ignored in the Destination account. Circles with same names will be merged. Your contacts, +1s, docs etc will also be transferred. This service, however, will not transfer profile information, posts, and comments. Unfortunately, it will also not transfer your Google+ pages, although you will be able to set up multiple admins for a page in the near future.

How to merge accounts?

First, log into Google Takeout using your Source account. Once you log in, you will see a screen similar to the one below.

Google Takeout home

Click on Transfer your Google+ connection to another account. Then, you'll be prompted to sign into your Destination account. Once you sign in, you'll just need to verify your information for both accounts. After that, you can begin the transfer.

That's all there is to it! Just sit back and wait for Google to merge your accounts!

Some things to remember

As said earlier, your Google+ pages won't be transferred, so you might lose them. And as far as the waiting period is concerned, it will take around a week for Google to merge your accounts. During this time, if you decide to pull out of the deal, you can simply cancel the process if it hasn't already been started by Google. You will know by going into your Source account, where you will see a button to Cancel Transfer.

Make sure you get the Source an Destination right, and not the other way around. Otherwise, you can rectify your mistake only after six months. This is a relatively new service, and we are hoping Google will improve it soon and reduce the waiting period. And we'd also very much like to see improvements in Google+ page structures. However, in the meantime, you enjoy socializing and stay tuned for more updates on Google Plus. Cheers :)

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  1. Hi!

    Any possible to retrieve the old google account?

    Trever

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  2. Nice Post...that is a great trick about g+

    you are really awesome..

    Akhil Abraham
    Blog:GLOB INFO TECH.com

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  3. Awesome post, such a great trick... Qasim Bro, Keep it up :)

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  4. OH Man! That's Awesome Actually When G+ Was released it was only for 18+ Therefore, I Created a Separate account but now I Will Connect them together Thanks Qasim BRO!!! Best Post Here @ MBT, For me At least.

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  5. hi bro, i like ur posts

    but i am in a problem about my blog in blog www.fobbleup.blogspot.com
    i have accidently got 2 whole blogposts that means all the post are 2, please help me . how to remove the second post . if u can help me please send me mail at abhishek_luck19@hotmail.com. i would be thank ful to u. bye

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  7. Is there a way to point blog readers to a blog related g+ page rather than my personal g+ page?

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  8. hmmm nice i have more than two account will connent them with each other
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  9. @Syed Faizan Ali
    I have a google account that i can never get it to upgrade to Google+. At the last step when it takes permission to link picasa web album linking it just does not save data. Any idea how to fix this so I can use Google+ instead of Facebook.

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  11. I somehow managed to get two google plus accounts. I have one that is the same login etc as my blog and the other for my You Tube page. If I merge them will I loose either my blog or youtube page in the process?

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  12. Great article. I just completed (or rather Google did) the combining of my Google + accounts. As you said, the Google page (my blog) didn't follow. It's still out there in lala land. Any suggestions? Do I need to start from scratch again and put a new button on my blog? Thank you.

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  13. @Donna McBroom-Theriot

    my email is

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    Thank you.

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  14. Really very useful information Qasim. It is possible that one person have a more then one Gmail accounts so it would be very preferable for that types of people. Google Takeout is the center point to handle or connect to your all different account circles, contacts, Groups, Community.
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  15. nice article i tried this in my google account by www.quizvook.com

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  16. Thanks........... i was searching 4 that

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  17. you say might loose pages.
    Is that only from the source account or both?

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