Accessing multiple Facebook accounts on the computer is very easy — you just have to open a new browser or a private window to sign in to another Facebook account simultaneously. However, when it comes to the Androids and iPhones, the story changes. The 11” physical keyboard makes it easy to enter the user credentials, but for phones, we needed an easier way that would not want us to type the login information every time we want to access an additional Facebook account.
So, let’s see how we can solve the issue at hand. There’s no trick using which one can configure more than one Facebook account in the official Facebook app, but there are two third-party apps, one each for Android and iPhone, using which you can configure multiple Facebook accounts and easily switch between them without signing out from one.
Friendcaster is the one we will be using for Android, while Friendly will help the iPhone users.
Friendcaster for Android
Update: The app is not available on the Play Store any more, but you can always download it from a mirror and side load the APK file on your droid. If you are not sure what APK files are and how to install them, check out this simple guide on how to manually install APK on Androids.
Friendcaster for Android (UPDATE: This tool is not available anymore) is a Facebook app replacement which provides better user interface and features along with push notifications. The first Facebook account that you link to the app becomes your primary account. To add additional accounts, open the app preferences and tap on Accounts. Here you will be given the option to Add another account.
The app will ask for the Facebook username and password of the second account you would like to configure. After successful authentication, the app will ask you to grant all the permissions just like you did for the primary account.
You can then switch between the accounts easily from the app preferences and if you have a third or even fourth Facebook account you wish to add, Friendcaster provides that option as well. Apart from letting one configure multiple accounts, Friendcaster provides many additional features you might want to explore.
The app has a different presentation style and you might even like it better than the official app.
So that was how Friendcaster can be used to operate multiple Facebook accounts on Android.
Let’s now have a look at iOS.
Friendly for iPhone
iOS users who would like to configure more than one Facebook account for simultaneous use will find Friendly a very useful app. We have already shared its review in the past. And in the same post, we have shown you how it can be used to add multiple accounts. The app is easy to use and provides seamless access from all the accounts configured in it.
I had chanced upon this app during my quest to find apps that support such configuration. And once I started using this one, I couldn’t go back to the official app and ended up purchasing the pro version.
I found Friendly to be more user-friendly than the official app.
So, that was how to log in to more than just a single Facebook profile on Android and iPhone while having the comfort of an app and not using the mobile browser (and getting frustrated by it eventually).
The apps can also be used as an alternative to the official apps for Facebook for both the platforms. Got better apps in mind? Let us know.
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