Managing Multiple Social Networking accounts is not as easy as it looks. Logging In and Out, Switching between the two accounts is quite a pain. Especially when it comes to Mobile devices. In a PC / Mac somehow we can manage them by installing multiple web browsers and using one account per browser. But what about in Android Devices (smartphones and tablets). How can we manage two facebook accounts on One android device? Thanks to Facebook Team, They Launched Facebook Lite For Android (on Jan 26, 2015) ( Download APK for Facebook Lite ). Here’s an Updated procedure for you with all the latest features provided by Facebook Official App in its 2017 version, using multiple accounts is much easier now without using any 3rd party apps.
You’re reading this article, So I assume that you probably have an Android Device either the smartphone or a Tab, and 2 or more Facebook accounts. To manage your Two Facebook accounts ( or I can say multiple FB accounts), The easiest and simplest way is to Install Official Facebook App (Facebook for Android) and Facebook Lite from the play store on your android device. Whether you tried it or not, Installing both these apps on your Android device allows to Login to different Facebook accounts. So now you can seamlessly manage both your facebook accounts on your Android Tablet / Smartphone.
At the end of the article, I mentioned an updated procedure on how you can manage Multiple facebook accounts on the Official Facebook Android App. Do check it out.
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Is It Going To Effect your Device’s Performance?
Before the release of Facebook Lite App for Android, Everyone was using only Facebook for Android, the main & only official app for facebook on android devices. So, If you’re one of them, & already using it on your device, then it’s time you install facebook lite without any hesitation. Facebook lite is Just 252Kb in size which is 1/100th in size when compared with the main application and it consumes very less RAM. The best thing about Facebook lite is it consumes less data and is based on the 2011 application “SNAPTU” (which is acquired by Facebook Later).
Read more About Facebook lite for Android
Word of Advice:
If you’re a person who is concerned about data consumption by your apps, then I suggest you to login to your major account on facebook lite. Because as I’ve already mentioned, it consumes very fewer data and also has all the major features like groups, pages, messenger available in it. Major Account in the sense, I mean, the account which you use most to stay connected with your friends, follow others feed and stuff. So this account needs to download more content, I suggest you use facebook lite for this app which is going to save a lot of data.
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Manage Two Facebook Accounts on One Android (2017):
Now with the recent update in the Facebook Official App itself, You can Login with multiple accounts. But each time when you try to switch between accounts it will ask you for a 4 digit pin/ Profile Picture Login (A new feature update) which you will set prior when adding the account.
So, How to Use 2 Facebook Accounts in Facebook Full App itself?
First things first, Login with one account normally. While logging in the app will prompt you to enter a 4 digit pin. Give a 4 digit pin there. It’s like a passcode. If it didn’t don’t worry. I’ll guide you.
- Once you successfully logged in, Now from the settings > tap on LOGOUT.
- This will take you to the login screen and here again, you’ll find a link to add a 4 digit pin.
- Now add a pin to that account.
- The reason why we are adding this pin is so that we can easily swap between accounts by just entering the pin instead of entering your complete password every time.
- Now if you’re logged in, logout and you will see an option to log in with another account.
- Use that Option to log in with the other account and add a 4 digit pin to that account too.
Now you can use Two or more Facebook Accounts on the official app itself. But if you hate switching between the profiles by logging out and logging IN every time, Then it’s better you use Facebook Lite app for your secondary profile. However now you know a way to use more than 2 accounts, Say Multiple FB profiles on your Android device without having to install any 3rd party apps. I Hope this Helps you.
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Post Originally Written On Jan 27th, 2015
Uday is a blogger by passion, IBMer by Profession, Artist by hobby & A huge believer of Karma…. Loves to write on tricks & tips that save time and increase productivity to every tech user.