Managing multiple Facebook accounts on your computer is very simple – just open a new browser or window to access another Facebook account simultaneously. When it comes to mobile devices like iPhone, the story changes. Who owns a double Facebook account, always have the desire of users is to be able to open two accounts simultaneously on the device. This possibility is not implemented in the current Facebook app, even though many now have a multiple account, the one related to work and personal activity. So, if you are in such conditions, you are looking for a solution that easily allows you to access both accounts, without requiring the entry of login data, every time you want to switch from a Facebook account to the ‘other.
It seems an unsolvable question, given that Facebook does not want to know that it meets this need. But in this article we see how you can solve the problem in a simple way. There is no trick of configuring the official Facebook application, but there are third-party iPhone applications that allow you to set up multiple Facebook accounts and easily switch between them.
How to get multiple Facebook accounts on iPhone
The solution to use multiple accounts of some social on iPhone is a third-party app called Friendly, which allows with just one app to have two or more Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and Twitter accounts. In this guide we will go deeper into the Friendly app regarding the management of a dual Facebook account on iPhone.
I discovered this application by chance and once I started using it, I could not get back to the official app. Friendly was initially launched for iPad in 2010, when the official Facebook application was limited to iPhone alone. However, in recent years it has grown and the design is very similar to the official Facebook application.
How to configure the Friendly app on iPhone
iOS users who want to set up more than one Facebook account for concurrent use will find a very useful application in Friendly for Facebook. The application is easy to use and provides seamless access from all accounts configured in Friendly, which is offered in the free version and paid pro. The possibility of setting up more than one account via Twitter or Instagram is also interesting through this app. Now proceed with the guide and see how to configure two Facebook accounts on iPhone.
After downloading the free Friendly for Facebook app from the App Store, to activate multiple accounts you must first install it and then when you open it, it will ask you to Add Account. Click to add the first account, choose the account to connect. In our case, choose Facebook. Enter the login information of your Facebook account (email and password).
Now you will be asked to make some graphics and security settings of the app. One of the best features of Friendly is that you can change the monotonous blue color of Facebook, choosing your favorite color from those available and personalize your experience.
Now the app will ask you to make some settings, just select the ones you want to activate. You can enter a security code to open the app, while the Touch ID is only in the Pro version. You can choose how to sort the news and if you want to hide people. Finally you can choose which notifications to receive.
Another positive aspect of Friendly is that it supports the gesture that allows you to scroll through the app to go back through an arrow that appears on the screen. At the top there is a small status bar similar to the official app that tells you the status of online communication.
How to set up second Facebook account on iPhone
After configuring the app, let’s see how to enter a second Facebook account in the Friendly app. Click on the icon at the top left.
The setup page will open to add an account, similar to creating the first account. Click on Add Account and follow the procedure identical to the one previously seen for the creation of the first account.
You’ll end up with two accounts in one app. You can easily, with a simple click, switch from one account to another without entering the login data each time. Try and see that it is a great convenience, also because you can also enter other accounts. To switch from one account to another, just click on the icon at the top left and all the Facebook accounts will appear.
In the lower bar you can activate all the functions you have on the official Facebook app. You can enter Messenger and chat with your friends, check who has asked for friendship, read notifications and search for people on Facebook.
I found the interface more friendly to friendly than the official app, so that this app can also be used as an alternative to the official app Facebook. If you click on the Settings wheel at the top right, you will have all the changes and configurations you can make on your Facebook account.
You will find many features not on the official app and this will allow you to improve your Facebook experience. Probably you will find some bug (highlighted in the app comments), but I have not recently met, perhaps because with the latest updates have been resolved. Even if there were, I think it’s still worth installing this app, for the unique and useful features it contains.