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Friendly for Facebook

Friendly for Facebook

Friendly App Studio

Lite, fast, include messenger and download videos

4.2 Ratings 217K+ Reviews 1M+ Downloads
Lite, fast, include messenger and download videos
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4.2
217.3K+ Ratings
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  • Jul 14, 2020

    By Lonzo Martin
    Good except for marketplace, which is my main reason for having it. Marketplace no longer displays properly and is nothing but vertical text. Have to select the desktop version option to display it.
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  • Jul 25, 2020

    By Nigel Judson
    In general it does really well with most Facebook features but I run my phone with larger font size and it doesn't deal with that well at all. The UI cuts off text and the text box in the messenger section is almost unusable.
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  • Good app! Nov 27, 2017

    By EOD wifey
    So far, I really like having Friendly. Mainly, I they allow me to use the Facebook newsfeed and the messenger all in one app, and it doesn’t take up as much space. It’s been kinda screwy lately, but there was just an update promising to fix a bunch of bugs, so we’ll see how that improves. The only thing I would love to see added is the calling feature. I live somewhere that makes it hard for people to call me on regular phone service, so some people use the messenger or WhatsApp. None of my friends from outside of my area have WhatsApp though, so it makes it a little less helpful. Everyone seems to have FB messenger though, because they’re FORCED to. I have both this app and the original Facebook app on my phone still, because there are a couple of things that I have found hard to do on friendly and I have had to go to the other one to do. But other than those small annoyances, and the lack of a calling feature, I really like this app. Thank you!
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  • Jul 23, 2020

    By Donna DeLong
    Cannot share pictures. Getting a "An error occurred during download" message. It's annoying.
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  • Nice app but... Feb 1, 2020

    By davekriss
    This is the app I've been looking for for multiple FB accounts. Easy to setup and use, it makes jumping to another account effortless. No more manually signing in and out, no more having to keep multiple browsers for multiple sign ins. Brilliant! —————— EDIT: Feb 1, 2020: it’s been multiple versions now since I’ve no longer been able to paste animated GIFs into a comment field. Also, when I play a video within my FB, the play bar at the bottom is very difficult to grab and move to go backward or forward in the video. That’s been that way for multiple versions now too (over a year now as of this writing). Minus one more star. ——————- The "but" is that it seems the ad block aspect is a bit deceptive. While the purchasable feature seems to work fine, the free version pops up a small banner at the bottom of a linked web page counting the number of ads and trackers on the page. One page I visited said it had 224 ads and trackers. After purchasing the ad block and going back to that page, it said it blocked 4 ads and it doesn't mention trackers at all anymore. Minus one star because this seems fishy. Is the app worth the 3 bucks, though? Yes, it is, hands down. It makes having multiple FB accounts a breeze. While I don't like feeling like I may have been misled, there's a lot of value in supporting the development of this app. And, by the way, the purchased version does seem snappier in its response in loading pages.
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  • OK for Facebook, BAD for Instagram Mar 14, 2018

    By Dusk82784
    This app is a fine substitute if you just want to get Facebook off your phone, but it definitely has its flaws. There's no way to upload photos into people's comment sections. I always have to go to Facebook's mobile site and do it there. There is also no way to upload video from your phone to Facebook, I'm not sure if they'll be able to fix that, but it would be nice. The ads can be a little annoying but it's what you'd expect. If you are planning on also using this for Instagram, forget about it. Just keep the instagram app because the Friendly version is terrible. While the photo filters do work, the editing tools do not show up at all- it's just a blank empty space where they should be. I've updated this app several times and it's never been fixed, I think they only care about the Facebook portion of it. There is also NO way to receive direct messages from Instagram- I just found out today that people had been messaging me months ago and I never knew about it. Twitter seems to work fine on here, I haven't noticed any problems, but I also don't use it as much. The app periodically cleans itself which is good, and while it's nice to have everything in one place, just keep in mind that their main focus is Facebook so if you have other social media you might be better off keeping the original apps for those.
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  • Was a great 8 years until now Apr 6, 2018

    By Jaleki
    I loved the Friendly App. I’ve used it exclusively since it first came out, way back in 2010 or 2011. I told everyone about it. I tried the official Facebook app many times but I always delete it and returned to Friendly. I liked that the news feed stayed on Most Recent and it was easy to navigate. I like that I can personalize it by color and add other social media accounts. But this most recent update is awful. I used to be able to click a link and it would take me to Safari. Now, it doesn’t take me to Safari- I have to copy the link, exit Friendly, then go to Safari and paste and go. Trying to go back to the news feed after going to someone’s post and thread doesn’t always go back to the news feed, or it takes me so far such as back to the top of the feed. After checking notifications, I get stuck there and can’t get back to the newsfeed. There are just so many things wrong with this and I’m so disappointed. There’s a saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” I definitely will not be downloading the official Facebook app, and I’m ready to delete this one. It was a nice run, but your updated look is not better than before.
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  • Jul 16, 2020

    By J M
    Feed becomes stuck with only 3 or so posts. I keep scrolling but only the same 3 posts are displayed over and over. It's like the app stops fetching more posts from Facebook and just repeats the few it has in it's cache.
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  • Jul 19, 2020

    By Quezako
    Removing 4 stars because since I've paid for the premium version, my notification tab appears and immediately disappears. I've contacted the support by email, but I never had any answer...
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  • May 31, 2020

    By Jonathan Badness
    I have the paid version which was fine for years now every update seems to bring more bugs. For about a year now the video hasn't worked properly. Now it won't work at all! Other features are periodically buggy. Now I can't edit or delete comments. Can't vote in Facebook polls. Really unreliable. Looking at alternatives
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  • Jul 31, 2020

    By Jam B
    I like the app so much! Thanks to the developers. I just have a small favor hehe.. Hopefully we can have the pages feed in home screen. 😁
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  • Jul 14, 2020

    By Saurabh S
    Great app! Removes all the ads which plague Instagram and Facebook apps. Just hope they polish the instagram app and allow posting multiple pictures on Instagram and adding things to stories better.
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  • Jul 15, 2020

    By Dan Christian Villaflores
    I wish there is a feature in friendly where a person can download all fb stories of all of his friends in one click? Thank you so much!
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  • So far so good! Nov 6, 2018

    By Rozes101
    I couldn’t get FB to work in the official FB app. I could not see notifications and it was driving my crazy. No amount of updating or uninstalling and reinstalling worked. So I looked for other options which lead me to Friendly. So far I am loving this app! I can see ALL my notifications and I’m seeing posts from all my friends not just who FB wants me to see. If I continue to like this app, I’m going to pay the extra to remove the ads. But they don’t really bother me anyway. They are not annoying. I have added Instagram to this but don’t really check it, so I cannot tell you how the other social networks work.
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  • May 21, 2020

    By MummyToAnAngelBaby
    Love this app so much! My daughter Isla was stillborn October 2016 at 36 weeks. All of the videos I uploaded from my pregnancy to Facebook I couldn't store to my phone. They would pop up on Facebook but I couldn't save them. Now I can. I can save the video of her heartbeat and I'll be able to have it recorded so I can keep in a teddy bear. Thank you so so much.
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  • Jul 14, 2020

    By Lonzo Martin
    Good except for marketplace, which is my main reason for having it. Marketplace no longer displays properly and is nothing but vertical text. Have to select the desktop version option to display it.
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  • Good app! Nov 27, 2017

    By EOD wifey
    So far, I really like having Friendly. Mainly, I they allow me to use the Facebook newsfeed and the messenger all in one app, and it doesn’t take up as much space. It’s been kinda screwy lately, but there was just an update promising to fix a bunch of bugs, so we’ll see how that improves. The only thing I would love to see added is the calling feature. I live somewhere that makes it hard for people to call me on regular phone service, so some people use the messenger or WhatsApp. None of my friends from outside of my area have WhatsApp though, so it makes it a little less helpful. Everyone seems to have FB messenger though, because they’re FORCED to. I have both this app and the original Facebook app on my phone still, because there are a couple of things that I have found hard to do on friendly and I have had to go to the other one to do. But other than those small annoyances, and the lack of a calling feature, I really like this app. Thank you!
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  • Finally!!! May 29, 2018

    By MoonShadow78
    I’ve recently downloaded this app to replace the FB app & I absolutely LOVE this! I was debating about whether or not to delete FB altogether. Does it have ALL the features the full FB app does? No, but I didn’t expect it to. One of the things I love most I got to delete FB & messenger as well since this app includes both. I love that you can customize the background color to make it your own. The app runs smoothly..no glitches so far. There really isn’t anything negative I have to say about this app right now. It has freed up soooo much space in my phone & I find myself spending less time on FB since downloading this app, which was one of my goals. As far as it being a good replacement for FB, IG, etc it really depends on what each persons needs are. Give it a shot, I know I was pleasantly surprised...not disappointed. Great job Friendly...I’ve FINALLY found a solution to all my FB issues. Thank you!!!
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  • Jun 3, 2020

    By Lin Van Oevelen
    An updated review after using for a couple of months. It does have bugs like all of these apps seem to have but it's better than most I've tried. Main annoyance: sometimes my feed showing the same 2 or 3 posts over and over when I scroll down. I tried opening and closing, clearing cache, force stop but none really work. I think switching to desktop (nice feature!) and back may do the trick. Sometimes there's an issue with comments too. Annoying when you lose your comment after hitting post.
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  • I use this more than Facebook see⬇️ Dec 10, 2018

    By Kerstin Tuggle
    Still glitches BUT. This app gets around the Facebook algorithm so that you can ACTUALLY see posts in your feed in real time instead of recycling the 20 same friends. Then there is the Twitter reposting where you should use Friendly to repost those as well. Also this isn’t saturated w/ ads! Highly recommend this as an additional tool for Facebook. The only real reason to use Facebook is for uploading pics, vids & status. But you need to keep under the allowed characters to use Facebooks ignorant color background to get way more views. I If not. Not many ppl will even see it. It’s worth as an add on. And plz come back & leave a comment of the specific person glitches when you review this. Hope to read others soon.
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  • Jul 25, 2020

    By Nigel Judson
    In general it does really well with most Facebook features but I run my phone with larger font size and it doesn't deal with that well at all. The UI cuts off text and the text box in the messenger section is almost unusable.
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  • Jul 23, 2020

    By Donna DeLong
    Cannot share pictures. Getting a "An error occurred during download" message. It's annoying.
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  • Nice app but... Feb 1, 2020

    By davekriss
    This is the app I've been looking for for multiple FB accounts. Easy to setup and use, it makes jumping to another account effortless. No more manually signing in and out, no more having to keep multiple browsers for multiple sign ins. Brilliant! —————— EDIT: Feb 1, 2020: it’s been multiple versions now since I’ve no longer been able to paste animated GIFs into a comment field. Also, when I play a video within my FB, the play bar at the bottom is very difficult to grab and move to go backward or forward in the video. That’s been that way for multiple versions now too (over a year now as of this writing). Minus one more star. ——————- The "but" is that it seems the ad block aspect is a bit deceptive. While the purchasable feature seems to work fine, the free version pops up a small banner at the bottom of a linked web page counting the number of ads and trackers on the page. One page I visited said it had 224 ads and trackers. After purchasing the ad block and going back to that page, it said it blocked 4 ads and it doesn't mention trackers at all anymore. Minus one star because this seems fishy. Is the app worth the 3 bucks, though? Yes, it is, hands down. It makes having multiple FB accounts a breeze. While I don't like feeling like I may have been misled, there's a lot of value in supporting the development of this app. And, by the way, the purchased version does seem snappier in its response in loading pages.
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  • Bugs Jan 12, 2019

    By goodsoap
    I’ve been using friendly for a couple years and this is the first time I’ve felt compelled to write a review. When you click to read an article, it automatically switches to reader view, which cuts off half the article. When you try to switch out of reader view, it will switch back. After going through this 3 or 4 times, I’ve found myself ditching the friendly app and viewing the article in fb on the web. Give me the option to turn off reader view all together. I don’t like it on a good day and this is even more annoying. Anytime you send a link to someone, whether you are in friendly or not, the next time you go into friendly the app asks if you want to post that on fb. Usually a nuisance, but not obtrusive. Today, the share link option took over the entire screen, and the only way to get rid of it was to close the app and restart. Overall the app is good, but when bugs happen, boy do they come on strong.
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  • It’s much better than the alternative Apr 1, 2018

    By Mixolydia
    Edited to reflect new update as of April 1st: The new update looks great. However, the same inconsistency exists with the “back” button and the backward arrow. I wish that it would be consistent. It’s better than using the regular Facebook app. I almost don’t want the UI to improve because it would make it more “fun” to use, and I don’t want to be on Facebook more than I need too. However, there is confusion with the backwards arrow and the actual back button. If I’m searching posts in a sale group, click on a post, then press the back arrow, I might go back to my notifications or my feed or whatever. I think it would be better to have the back button (which would take me back to the sale group) stay on screen when viewing a post. Or at least make it only appear when you scroll up. Currently it’s only at the very top of the post.
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  • OK for Facebook, BAD for Instagram Mar 14, 2018

    By Dusk82784
    This app is a fine substitute if you just want to get Facebook off your phone, but it definitely has its flaws. There's no way to upload photos into people's comment sections. I always have to go to Facebook's mobile site and do it there. There is also no way to upload video from your phone to Facebook, I'm not sure if they'll be able to fix that, but it would be nice. The ads can be a little annoying but it's what you'd expect. If you are planning on also using this for Instagram, forget about it. Just keep the instagram app because the Friendly version is terrible. While the photo filters do work, the editing tools do not show up at all- it's just a blank empty space where they should be. I've updated this app several times and it's never been fixed, I think they only care about the Facebook portion of it. There is also NO way to receive direct messages from Instagram- I just found out today that people had been messaging me months ago and I never knew about it. Twitter seems to work fine on here, I haven't noticed any problems, but I also don't use it as much. The app periodically cleans itself which is good, and while it's nice to have everything in one place, just keep in mind that their main focus is Facebook so if you have other social media you might be better off keeping the original apps for those.
    more
  • Jul 16, 2020

    By J M
    Feed becomes stuck with only 3 or so posts. I keep scrolling but only the same 3 posts are displayed over and over. It's like the app stops fetching more posts from Facebook and just repeats the few it has in it's cache.
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  • Jul 24, 2020

    By Jessica Buckuner
    Cannot view video at all after the recent update (paid version).
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  • May 13, 2020

    By A Google user
    So, like usual, my rating will drop again. Been using this app for several years (paid version). Every update allegedly fixes bugs yet breaks something else. The latest one broke messenger. All the issues brought up by customers never seem to be addressed. Looking for another app or just going to go back to using the browser for access. Not worth the hassle anymore. This app could be amazing if the bugs were actually fixed without causing other issues.
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  • Friendly app in-use Oct 21, 2019

    By Jim croons
    Friendly is a quick way to access multiple FB accounts. Although it is quick, there are a few frustrating issues I encounter, despite updates. The most recent is the voice-to-text feature. On my iPhone 10max, every app except Friendly work fine when using voice-to-text. On Friendly, despire my rate of delivery, I can only get 3-4 words out before it stops. Weird. This has been the same symptom on current upgrade, as well as past past two upgrades. Hoping they figure out the bug and patch it. It’s the most irratitng issue, presently. Anotger is tge canera doesn’t work when trying to send a pic directly. Once the pic is taking in the Camera app, friendly uploads fine. I wish they’d delete this non-working feature, if they can’t resolve it. Thanks, Jim
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  • Was a great 8 years until now Apr 6, 2018

    By Jaleki
    I loved the Friendly App. I’ve used it exclusively since it first came out, way back in 2010 or 2011. I told everyone about it. I tried the official Facebook app many times but I always delete it and returned to Friendly. I liked that the news feed stayed on Most Recent and it was easy to navigate. I like that I can personalize it by color and add other social media accounts. But this most recent update is awful. I used to be able to click a link and it would take me to Safari. Now, it doesn’t take me to Safari- I have to copy the link, exit Friendly, then go to Safari and paste and go. Trying to go back to the news feed after going to someone’s post and thread doesn’t always go back to the news feed, or it takes me so far such as back to the top of the feed. After checking notifications, I get stuck there and can’t get back to the newsfeed. There are just so many things wrong with this and I’m so disappointed. There’s a saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” I definitely will not be downloading the official Facebook app, and I’m ready to delete this one. It was a nice run, but your updated look is not better than before.
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  • Jul 19, 2020

    By Quezako
    Removing 4 stars because since I've paid for the premium version, my notification tab appears and immediately disappears. I've contacted the support by email, but I never had any answer...
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  • May 31, 2020

    By Jonathan Badness
    I have the paid version which was fine for years now every update seems to bring more bugs. For about a year now the video hasn't worked properly. Now it won't work at all! Other features are periodically buggy. Now I can't edit or delete comments. Can't vote in Facebook polls. Really unreliable. Looking at alternatives
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