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Friendly for Facebook
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With Friendly, you only need one app for all your Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and Twitter needs. - Save space on your device - Preserve your battery - Save Data Usage - Easily switch between multiple accounts - Order feed by Most Recent - Configurable Ad Blocker (save bandwidth and block ads and trackers) - Download Photos & Videos - Night Mode - Repost Photos - User TouchID or Passcode to Login - Colorful Themes - Adjust Font Size NOTE: You cannot upload photos to Instagram using Friendly. This is unfortunately a limitation of Instagram, which does not let third-party app post pictures. We will add this feature as soon as this is made possible GIVE FRIENDLY A TRY ! And don't hesitate to reach out if you need anything CONTACT / HELP & FEEDBACK Message us at: http://facebook.com/getFriendly or by email at: help @ friendlyappstudio.com Notes: - Facebook® and the Facebook logo are trademarks of Facebook Inc. - Friendly is not affiliated with, endorsed, or sponsored by Facebook
Use to be great
by jen~jen on 2019/11/14 18:29
Loved this app until today, when it started opening through the Facebook app instead of the friendly app There was a reason that I used friendly. This recent change, and the inability to change it is ridiculous.
Ok
by laylend on 2019/11/13 19:58
The Facebook functionality is pretty great and more useful than the giant official fb app. IG functionality is pretty butt, though. Stories barely work except to view, you can’t share posts to stories (if you can get it to post one [1] story at all...), swipe up links don’t work, editing photo stuff isn’t fully functional, notifications aren’t as helpful (it’d be great to swipe away annoying or irrelevant comments in those), eh. For $2 I’m not gonna cry about it too much and I love the dearth of advertisements, background bs, and space/battery consumption compared to the actual apps.
Looks nice but I can’t get anywhere
by Mom2aQT on 2019/11/13 01:42
I was really tired of my Facebook app and decided on this alternative since it had good reviews. I downloaded the pro version for 1.99 but I’m seeing the same 2-3 posts over and over and over as I scroll through. I’ll re rate it once this is fixed!
Want to go back to original Facebook
by trish547 on 2019/11/13 00:30
I do not like this App operates but thank u anyway
It’s decent.
by MJayJ314 on 2019/11/13 00:01
I just wish that the person videos I’m trying to download didn’t have to have a picture in order for the download button to show up & I wish that I could download live videos. Other than that the app is pretty decent. Make it to where we can do that I. The next update & this will be five stars.
Satisfiction
by Hau thang on 2019/11/12 06:54
I like it cos it is useful for me.
Easy Use
by Sherm526 on 2019/11/10 07:36
This app makes it easy to track all activities on your page
Love
by apple sex on 2019/11/09 14:18
Love
If you’re against Facebook messenger don’t do the upgrade!
by tyl77 on 2019/11/09 00:46
Super disappointed. I used this app as an alternative to Facebook messenger and after upgrading would only allow me to use messager through webtop (laptop version which is extremely harder...esp if you’re on your phone)
Best app
by delete this site on 2019/11/08 17:18
Best app to download Facebook video
Fix voice dictation
by D**** G****** on 2019/11/08 16:03
Update 11082019 This has been going on since the iOS updated to 13. I can no longer use voice dictation for longer than 0.6 seconds while using this app. They fixed the issue with the notification. Still can’t watch videos that are grouped with photos. Still have issues adding photos to a comment thread on someone’s status update. Sometimes it works; sometimes it doesn’t. Most of the time I give up and open the actual fb app and do it there. Friendly also doesn’t support the new memojis, but the fb app does. Update 06032019 They seem to have fixed most of the things I previously had a problem with. Now the issue is it’s telling me I have a notification when I don’t actually have one. This started yesterday. Update 05182019: Still can’t watch videos that are grouped with pics, despite the update saying that’s fixed. Guess I’ll have to go watch those videos on my actual desktop computer. Also, today I tried to reply to one of my comments with a picture. The photo button doesn’t work for that. It would have worked if I’d wanted to upload a pic as a new comment (not a reply). I just signed onto fb to do it. No problems there. It’s amazing that when they fix one thing, another thing breaks. And I paid money for this app. It wasn’t a lot, mind you. But I did pay money. Things you pay money for should work properly. Update 05112019: A lot of the previous problems were fixed, but now there are other problems. There’s no way to move your cursor when trying to edit previous text while on an apple phone. You have to select the entire word, and then deselect the word, and make your edit, or retype the entire word. Also, the app now crashes a lot. Update 04112019: Can no longer add pics to comment threads without going to the desktop site. As much as I hate the regular fb app, I’m going to have to use it until they get this crap fixed. An in-app message to the developer a few days ago has been unanswered. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve recommended this app to people who hate the fb app. Now people will think I’ve recommended a crap app to them. I used to love this app. But something has happened within the last three weeks or so. Now it takes forever while trying to load pages, and it’s easier just to go to Facebook itself. I hate Facebook app because of all the ads and all the extra stuff that you have to put up with, but if I can’t even access Facebook with this app, then what’s the point?
Update
by Lil Lalo805 on 2019/11/08 15:49
It’s works great but u gotta work on fixing the notifications cuz I doesn’t work right
Buggy mess
by Hakakfh on 2019/11/07 15:10
Want completely unusable video with the audio de synced? This app has you covered. Other than that it’s a reskin of the features you already have in functional apps. The only thing the app offers it does too poorly to use. Would rate one star but the app hasn’t given me cancer yet.
Great
by LooksJustGreat on 2019/11/04 16:50
This app is great, I just wish I could still do gifs in messenger.
DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!
by etirBratS on 2019/11/04 05:20
They need an option for ZERO stars. I purchased this app based on the 4.6 rating. My husband was always complaining about the native Facebook app, so when I needed something to use, I chose Friendly. I started having problems a couple weeks ago. I reached out to support several times, through email and Facebook. I have yet to receive ANY replies all. As of tonight I can see no posts and it keeps telling me I have to have more friends to see posts. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!
Like it, but...
by bdayley82 on 2019/11/04 03:19
I like that the app allows you to save space by connecting a lot of large apps into one. However I’m not getting any sound for Facebook messages. I’ve checked all the settings and everything is turned on..
Too many issues
by Ds8807 on 2019/11/03 22:44
This app doesn’t entirely work like it should. I only use it for Facebook. First of all messages do not get marked as read a lot of times and you’ll get notifications on messages you send out. The bottom tabs flips back through pages of the previous tab instead of go to the tab instantly like it should. It hangs a lot when opening. The market place won’t go right back to the search after clicking on an item to view instead it goes back to the beginning. If i get a photo message I can’t download it. It shows download but all it does is expand and won’t download. I cannot delete individual messages right from the message. Another thing is when messages get sent it doesn’t really send and when you reload the message it is gone. I have sent messages with forwards and the forward sent but the message doesn’t. They should just rename the app to unfriendly.
Very good app
by akins ola on 2019/11/03 22:31
I love it
Works like Facebook
by 313 bee on 2019/11/03 02:32
Can hardly tell the difference between friendly and Facebook
Works well
by FireyBow on 2019/11/03 02:03
Needed this to set up and monitor my daughters Facebook page from my phone. Works well.
Crashes & U lose Your Post or Tweet!?
by Lilipopinseed on 2019/11/02 22:48
Ive Had Enuf!! like the streamlined quality this app has, the fairly simple interface and ofcourse the easy access to Messenger. BUT it routinely takes you away from the page you are on or worse the post you are writing, with a pop up or something you accidentally press or for unknown un-friendly reasons & you have to start ALL OVER AGAIN!?! Today this happened three times to me and that was it, I’m going back to regular Facebook until this app gets waay less buggy. Please fix it and stop ghe pop ups regarding if you can use my location, etc coz that drops you from your post too, it just opened sh!t and I lost everything!
Needs another update
by Brandxi on 2019/11/01 20:51
The app doesn’t open entirely. Displays white screen then closes. Fix this bug.
Baseball game
by eddie💋 on 2019/10/31 21:36
This game is by far the best game I’ve ever played and I am 60 years old. Thank you so much for the attention to detail your programmers put into the game.
Good app. Way less pervasive and data hungry than the FB app. Only 1 issue
by Rutgerstech on 2019/10/30 22:03
Issue is it makes a weird chirp noise. Done it in previous releases started doing it again. Really annoying
Videos will not download to camera
by Babozza2000 on 2019/10/30 16:24
Videos ain’t downloading to iPhone
Good
by Tè a on 2019/10/30 02:09
Good 👍😇
Esta buena
by kikin fonceka on 2019/10/30 00:57
La recomiendo
Much better than FB app
by crasshipster on 2019/10/29 19:44
No ads, connections to other social networks, and more!
Review
by jmagentmon on 2019/10/29 14:09
Great concept but not super user friendly.
Rating
by blonde_bombshell35 on 2019/10/28 11:23
Takes too long to load the each page
Ok
by judefromheyjudeofthebeatles on 2019/10/28 10:02
Extremely good
Video will not download
by LaNot Happy on 2019/10/27 19:59
I download the app for the purpose of downloading videos from Facebook. I wait for the video to download but nothing happens
Easy to use
by Wish2binflorida on 2019/10/27 13:40
Been using for yearrrrrrrrrssssssss!
Súper
by yon.tamargo on 2019/10/27 05:05
Me ahorra un millón de datos
Hi friends
by Alegre joy on 2019/10/27 01:15
Love this APP...The best of the BESTS
Friendly
by chepina30. on 2019/10/26 19:23
I don’t know what is goin on but the app has been so slowly, can you fix it ?
My report
by U know who???????? on 2019/10/26 13:34
I think that this is a slow app it will not download and I have apple product!?.
Like
by bobinok668 on 2019/10/26 03:22
Gôd
Great App
by Drama20 on 2019/10/25 20:07
A Great App To Download Friends And Family’s Videos.
Is not secured
by Fmphscifwytfmhafalt on 2019/10/25 10:58
I signed up for this a month ago, with security lock so no one could hack my account( my Facebook account was hacked 6 months ago). All of a sudden , no reason my account was disabled. I could not recover it because I use my maiden name to reconnect with old friends & family, I don’t have an ID for that. No way to recover the account. No one answer phone, no one respond to email. I don’t know what to do
Thank you
by WAy cool for 5 on 2019/10/25 00:41
This has been a lifesaver. FB has been hiding notifications and when you run a business that can be detrimental. I now do not have to worry about missing notifications.. your team rocks!!!
Blocking
by ???ip on 2019/10/24 23:19
It blocks my account a lot
Crashed
by jedosolo on 2019/10/24 23:07
The last update make it crashed when try to open it 😡
The only way to Facebook
by Sammydebull on 2019/10/23 12:56
This app has been my saving grace. When I want to view my page without being hit with multiple chats I use this app. Yes, I could turn chat off on the reg fb. But I prefer to use friendly in those times, so I don’t feel the guilt of turning away from my friends and family. This allows me an escape, to view and reminisce . For me this app offers calmness. Not the business of the fb app. It is also fun with all the screen options, changing colors etc things fb does not offer. All the above and many more are the reasons for my five stars.
I like friendly
by Hiskid always on 2019/10/22 23:45
Thank you for the great browser
Look Ma! No ads!!!
by Artsangel on 2019/10/22 22:39
Love this app... cuts out all the ads!
Love this App!
by Hermit Girl on 2019/10/22 10:36
I can't say enough in support of this app. I'm so grateful to not have to deal with all the ads! Thank you Friendly! ❤️
friendly helps mange communications
by Forkergirl on 2019/10/22 08:26
rather like the old fashioned operator, Friendly helps me get into social media, navigating past features in apps, features in which i do not want to participate. easy to use, friendly helps the social media experiences of this 65-year-old
Great app
by SuperCuba on 2019/10/22 04:20
The last update was needed, keep improving.
Amazing App
by 57ramram on 2019/10/22 00:50
Great app
Yes
by omismoney on 2019/10/22 00:44
Nice
Good
by dave3546 on 2019/10/22 00:17
Excellent
Samantha
by samjoe4208 on 2019/10/21 23:45
Thanks friendly
🙄🙄
by prettykray on 2019/10/21 23:01
I haven’t been able to save any videos. I click the download cloud and nothing. Annoying!
Love it
by Sam sleezy on 2019/10/21 21:08
It’s the best app to use for stupid book.
Experience Facebook Without Zuck Tracking Your Every Move
by Brucehs on 2019/10/21 20:52
Friendly is just (an excellent) wrapper from Facebook's mobile website. So Facebook doesn't have any direct access to the operating system. No more accidentally leaving the microphone on, playing silent music in the background and killing your battery, no more ways for them to play tricks. Friendly itself could do all that, but I trust an indie developer that I pay over the monstrosity that sells me to advertisers.
Keeping in touch with the family
by gibareño on 2019/10/21 17:26
Keeping in touch with the family and friends .
Good
by k.lourane on 2019/10/21 16:39
Very helpful
Friendly app in-use
by Jim croons on 2019/10/21 14:14
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
Data stays private & developers are responsive
by WVMtnDude on 2019/10/21 13:43
It’s a stable secure alternative to sharing all your contact data and more that is required by FB apps and others. Great way to access multiple social media accounts in one place. Social media sites can make changes and if it causes any minor issue with this app, all you do is report the issue and developers are very fast to address it. I normally don’t write reviews and I am not connected to developers or receiving any compensation for this review. This is just an all to rare good app.
Needs to refresh page faster
by SanderSoft on 2019/10/21 11:31
The pages seem to repeat posts over and over....
Jenny
by Scoobymon on 2019/10/21 09:57
Good app
Facebook Most Recent works.
by Poot132 on 2019/10/21 02:31
Only decent way to keep fb in Most Recent. Only 4 stars cause it is a battery hog and a RAM hog if your phone is full. But if you give it headroom, most recent works fairly well.
Great until sudden crashes began
by eddiekimberly on 2019/10/20 16:30
I have used and enjoyed Friendly for the better part of a year. I suddenly began having issues with it shutting down when I was typing a comment with the iOS keyboard using the swipe feature. I crashes every single time. It allows me to get a free word into the comment, then freezes like its trying to catch up, then crashes. It’s the only app that does it. Started, best I can tell, with the latest iOS update (13.1.3). Betting this one glitch, I absolutely love the app.
Wonderful
by timmy30274 on 2019/10/20 15:20
I wish this was preinstalled on every phone on Earth
Trash
by Huddled on 2019/10/20 15:01
Crashed when I was typing a comment
Nice app
by Charly Roma on 2019/10/19 15:11
Very happy, working good for me.
Facebook
by Rodbanuelos on 2019/10/19 07:51
Simply the best ......
Love it
by sexiiredrose06 on 2019/10/19 01:31
I am love it
I love it! Great Application!
by eugene's mother on 2019/10/19 00:02
Thank you for creating this APP!
Iraq
by امير يوخنا on 2019/10/18 23:58
تسلم الأيادي على تقديمكم لنا الخدمات الجديدة والرب يحميكم اعزائي 🌹❤️
Great work on this app
by Tommy Tuba on 2019/10/18 23:19
I gave up on Facebook apps long ago. Was accessing Facebook through the mobile website, awful as that was, until trying Friendly. I don’t pay for many apps, but this was worth every dime. Update: 10/18/2019 — WORTH. EVERY. DIME.
Muy buena app
by mel joel on 2019/10/18 18:47
Sería bueno poder tener videollamadas también
Awesome App
by justbeinglmj on 2019/10/18 17:21
Allows me to download the videos!
Business
by Kc Chu on 2019/10/18 15:01
I love it
I like it better than FB’s app overall.
by Robinsxx on 2019/10/18 13:58
Each update gets better.
instagram and night mode seriously broken
by carlos66ba on 2019/10/18 11:00
have been broken for months, developers are focusing new versions on improvements of what? night mode makes the background black (as it should) but keeps the text black too (wow... very useful). Instagram part of the app is useless.
Perfect
by Nina-t-a on 2019/10/18 04:11
Better apps for downloading everything
Clean stuff
by Patunnia on 2019/10/17 21:14
I like clean, cute, positive, funny, good things to see & watch. Not junk. This version has mostly that. Thanks
Great service
by Allah is gratest on 2019/10/17 18:08
Good
Good, but
by la;ksdjfldsjf on 2019/10/17 16:27
Doesnt seem to ever open links imbedded within an artice
Tommy nguyen
by Nguyen tommy on 2019/10/17 15:45
Good app
The best
by wadad0411 on 2019/10/17 15:27
The best app on the App Store downloading Sharing The best of ever meet thank you friendly
Pretty good alternative
by Xsidios on 2019/10/17 15:00
The Facebook app stopped working for me so I downloaded Friendly. It works pretty well! A little clunky and slow to respond, at times. I like the customization tools. I recommend this app!
Perfecto
by JCAlonzo on 2019/10/17 02:28
Es muy buena real mente lo es me ha ayudado bastante 😎
حلووو
by اريام فادي on 2019/10/17 02:11
استعماله رائع لكن ،لا اصتطيع ان اصوت منهم ف لو سمحتو حدثوه وخلينا نصوت منهم سيبقى اجمل واروع مع احترامي لكم:صقر
friendly your quetion
by Skyeyebear on 2019/10/16 23:54
i like this more private more hide comfort
Great app but
by jeremy1069 on 2019/10/16 21:35
Things keep breaking with every update. Now I can’t load webpages or even links
Keep this updated regularly
by Kwaleed2323 on 2019/10/16 18:32
This application had the potential to be the best on appstore Keep polishing the app No need to add or remove features Just refine and polish please Awaiting response of developer on this review
It’s ok
by wsaabie on 2019/10/16 04:40
App was amazing at one point, now it’s slipping. Since ios13, the app has been horrible. Been slow, unresponsive and just wont load at times. Seems like the updates don’t come as often as they used to, which is a shame because this was a great app at one time.
Love!
by Carissa Rogers on 2019/10/16 02:27
Great app!
bad
by Lindo21 on 2019/10/15 21:07
Very unreliable and buggy!
Amazing!!!
by RockinTiki on 2019/10/15 19:56
I love the friendly app!!! No ads!
Nope
by katt331 on 2019/10/15 00:32
Can’t see many of the groups that I’m subscribed to. Nothing!
Simply the best app
by asaaidi on 2019/10/14 11:44
Download this app thinking it was going to be complicated to navigate but found that it was very easy to navigate and download all the stories that you like
Good
by Daniel神 on 2019/10/14 02:57
Good
Aplicativo atende o que promete.
by Sususurfistinha on 2019/10/13 19:06
Adoro.
Better than the Indiv social apps
by VikashPattnaik on 2019/10/13 02:47
Better than the available social media apps by the parent companies. Integrates so well for multiple sites n users
kophyo
by Kophyo78mdy on 2019/10/13 00:40
Kophyo
So far so good!
by Rozes101 on 2018/11/06 01:13
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.
OK for Facebook, BAD for Instagram
by Dusk82784 on 2018/03/14 15:06
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.
Was a great 8 years until now
by Jaleki on 2018/04/06 03:31
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.
Good app!
by EOD wifey on 2017/11/27 22:14
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!
Bugs
by goodsoap on 2019/01/12 14:18
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.
Finally!!!
by MoonShadow78 on 2018/05/29 13:55
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!!!
It’s much better than the alternative
by Mixolydia on 2018/04/01 13:54
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.
I use this more than Facebook see⬇️
by Kerstin Tuggle on 2018/12/10 19:29
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.
Decent app, but definitely not flawless
by Fhjkjdvjktfcnmlgc on 2017/12/08 00:37
The good: I can read and send messages without installing Messenger, and the app seems to update better/more frequently than the official Facebook app does. The bad: Quite frequently, it will shut off in the middle/end of my typing a post (and obviously, all the typing is lost). Not only that, but from time to time, I'll type a post, hit "post", and it'll disappear. By far the biggest issue I've had, though, is that if I don't close out of the app before locking my phone, it turns my phone off, and it can be hours before it will turn on again. Full battery doesn't matter; plugging it in doesn't help. I'm using an iPhone 5s; not a single other app has ever done this, but Friendly does it at least half the time I forget to exit the app before locking my phone.
Buggy but still better than Facebook
by misspudding on 2019/09/03 17:00
I love that this is a much smaller app than the native Facebook one and allows me to not have to have two or three separate apps because Messenger is bundled in with it. I love not being spied on and having ads that are exactly what I talked about less than a day later. I just really like not having ads. But here's my problems: 1) Videos aren't loading on Facebook at all. Just a "play" icon on top of a picture. 2) If you follow a link to a website, any links on that website that you click on will not go anywhere. 3) Messenger chats update kinda weird or not at all. It still mostly works, so it's not going to make me download the Messenger app again, but it's buggy and I wouldn't rely on it for critical info.
Too many issues
by Ds8807 on 2019/11/03 22:44
This app doesn’t entirely work like it should. I only use it for Facebook. First of all messages do not get marked as read a lot of times and you’ll get notifications on messages you send out. The bottom tabs flips back through pages of the previous tab instead of go to the tab instantly like it should. It hangs a lot when opening. The market place won’t go right back to the search after clicking on an item to view instead it goes back to the beginning. If i get a photo message I can’t download it. It shows download but all it does is expand and won’t download. I cannot delete individual messages right from the message. Another thing is when messages get sent it doesn’t really send and when you reload the message it is gone. I have sent messages with forwards and the forward sent but the message doesn’t. They should just rename the app to unfriendly.
Excellent Substitute For Facebook
by ReclusiveJerk on 2018/04/12 15:11
I’ll preface this by saying that I only use Friendly’s Facebook features, so I’m not knowledgeable on how the Instagram or Twitter features work. In my opinion, Friendly is way better than the official Facebook app, especially if you prefer your timeline to show “most recent” instead of “top stories.” Most of the same functionality is there, with the addition of awesome features such as night mode and ad removal. The only reason I didn’t give five stars is that it seems like it doesn’t background refresh even though I have it set to do so. I don’t get any notifications until I open the app to check. So far, that one minor annoyance can be overlooked because of all the positive things this app offers.
A great little app but...
by Wearles66 on 2018/01/16 12:45
It’s great to have my go to social apps in one location. If this were an older gen iPhone it would be perfect. It customizable for the most part . Ad blocker works great unless you click on a link that takes you outside the app. Passcode lock so people can’t view you stuff if you hand someone your phone. All in all a great little app but does not fit the iPhone X screen you know the unibrow which I have grown accustomed to. So I hope it is updated soon. To the Dev : You have done a great job and I have bought the paid version to support your efforts. For now though I am going to stick with the main apps and come back in a bit and hope for an update. Looking forward to progress.
Friendly app in-use
by Jim croons on 2019/10/21 14:14
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
Almost there!
by Shincks on 2017/09/25 18:29
A very good alternative to Facebook hindered by a couple UI flaws. A way to open a link (Facebook or external) in safari would be nice because the built in browser is really bad. Galleries with more than 3 images won't let you scroll through all of the images for some reason, and being able to open those in safari would alleviate that problem (or just fixing the problem in the app, too). Another issue is page position when you go "back". Sometimes, after opening a story, if our go back to the main feed, you'll lose your position on the feed, or it'll reload, potentially losing the story forever. These two flaws hold this app back for me. I bought premium too, for what that's worth.
Can get messages without Messenger!!! 😮😃!!
by mycatsasha on 2018/07/25 20:42
If the only pro was being able to send and receive messages without using the invasive Messenger app, I would give this 5 stars. It also takes up MUCH less space on my device than the actual Facebook app. You can also change the color of your interface, which is fun. You can also switch easily between the website version and mobile version of Facebook, which is usually a hassle. The only thing is you can’t make live videos. But just about everything else works great.
I LOVE THIS AMAZING APP, but.....
by ozoneghost on 2018/09/28 08:53
It needs a few more things. The fact that it’s ONE TENTH the size of Facebook/Facebook Messenger, which combined come in at about 725 megabytes, is amazing. The customization options are great, the fact you can empty cache or modify feed etc are awesome and I recommend this app all the time. But, it needs video and voice chat in Messenger. It does. I need these things. My friends need these things and it’s the only thing holding them back. I’m sure you can add them without bloating out the app. You got an amazing app that could be STELLAR. Get on it and give us the few tweaks we need, including other recommendations in the App Store comments. I don’t mind paying for an app that delivers. SO DELIVER, and add the tweaks and watch your sales numbers skyrocket.
Ok. Needs some improvements.
by Gliderjockey on 2018/03/13 16:26
I started using Friendly a couple years ago and it worked well at the time. I like the ad blocking feature, and that I don’t need FB messenger. I also really liked the ability to require passcode or Touch ID. But now it has many bugs. Reactions are flaky, particularly when trying to react to a reply. I can’t use FB’s GIF feature. Also, keyword filtering only works on your timeline view, and not in groups. Worst of all, it feels like I’m seeing the same content all the time, and I know that there is more content posted, because it magically appears many days after it was posted. If the developer could fix these issues, I’d use this app and never go back to native FB.
Pretty buggy
by zenspider on 2019/08/24 21:51
Can't play a video more than 3 seconds long to save it's life. 2 back buttons that are inconsistent and make no sense. Text selection is completely broken. Browsing is a poor substitute for safari or chrome... I fact, the only thing this thing has going for it at this point is that it isn't made by facebook or doing creepy things when I'm not using it. The app petty consistently launches to a blank white screen, requiring you to explicitly quit the app and relaunch until you actually get FB to load. I've reported this a number of times and the authors have never fixed it nor asked for any information. ETA: this had finally been fixed. All the other problems remain. Devs still haven't made contact. ETA: Nope. Not fixed again.
The only way to Facebook
by Sammydebull on 2019/10/23 12:56
This app has been my saving grace. When I want to view my page without being hit with multiple chats I use this app. Yes, I could turn chat off on the reg fb. But I prefer to use friendly in those times, so I don’t feel the guilt of turning away from my friends and family. This allows me an escape, to view and reminisce . For me this app offers calmness. Not the business of the fb app. It is also fun with all the screen options, changing colors etc things fb does not offer. All the above and many more are the reasons for my five stars.
Data stays private & developers are responsive
by WVMtnDude on 2019/10/21 13:43
It’s a stable secure alternative to sharing all your contact data and more that is required by FB apps and others. Great way to access multiple social media accounts in one place. Social media sites can make changes and if it causes any minor issue with this app, all you do is report the issue and developers are very fast to address it. I normally don’t write reviews and I am not connected to developers or receiving any compensation for this review. This is just an all to rare good app.
Still haven’t fixed that STUPID auto refresh!
by Vision106 on 2018/12/23 18:01
Ok, listen. Myself (and others I’m sure) have brought up the issue of, for example: I’m scrolling DOWN on the screen (which is bringing you back up to the top of the Marketplace ad pics you are looking at) so you can get to the “Back” button to go back to the place in the Feed where you were. But in doing the scrolling, when you get to the top, it pulls down that stupid Refresh action that then sends you back to the top of the Feed where you DON’T WANT to be! This is a MAJOR problem. You say in “fixes” that you fixed that problem, but you HAVE NOT. Please stop that stupid refresh action. I just want to be able to back into the Feed where I left off. Not have to start all over again from the top of the Feed. Thanks! Steve.
User Friendly, Handles multiple accounts with ease
by sandimacd on 2018/09/08 18:33
Updated 2018: No crashes. Nice to check multiple accounts and all my private groups. I like the look and feel and flow. I configured it to see posts from only my friends and not distracting news feeds from 3rd parties. I used it in 2016 and 2017 in order to check multiple business accounts and pages. That is where it shines!! I am down now to only 2 accounts now and plan to stick with Friendly. To me, it's far more user friendly than the FB app.
Data saver
by HeebieJeebie on 2018/05/17 21:07
So glad I found this app! I live in a rural area with poor internet service and updating these four monstrously bloated social media apps every other day would eat my data plan in no time. It also addresses one of my biggest frustrations with the official Facebook app - being able to set “Most Recent” as your default feed. Is it perfect? No. Is it better than the frustration of keeping four unnecessarily huge apps updated? Absolutely. I gladly paid to upgrade to the plus version.
ummm :)
by thanksvisionpastproof on 2017/10/19 00:20
"edit" button for clearing search history no longer works.... and buttons on top of the screen open up a whole new page which is too bad compared to old version. When i get notification for friend request the page opens nothing..... giving this 5 stars because before this latest update it was almost perfect. if you could please fix up the new issues i'll keep it 5star!!! thank you for what you do, worth the money people
A few tweaks needed..PLEASE 🤞
by Dankinfister on 2017/10/17 20:10
I like the idea, but it has some interaction problems. My biggest one is that when I'm jamming out my personal music and go into your app it chooses to stop it instead of waiting for me to engage an item in your app that would be what would happen if I was just using my social media apps independently rather than through your app. Please consider fixing this ASAP, I'll continue to peruse the pros and cons and if I like it, I'll let everyone know. It could be cool to be able to share between the different apps, but that might be operator error, if so make it easy that a caveman can do it for me. Thanks.
Will no longer be using.
by Mr Grinch II on 2018/10/31 02:01
This used to be a good alternative to the Facebook app because you had a lot of control over most features including a built in ad blocker. But now I can no longer recommend it because the “most recent” feature no longer works so you have to delete and reinstall the app, but when you do they remove the ability to block ads unless you pay for it and ad more ads on top off the normal Facebook ads. I have used this app for a long time and have recommended it in the past but I will no longer be using it and neither are most of the people that I know that have started to use it.
Why the updates?
by Abby1954 on 2018/04/09 02:35
Why mess with a good app? I have loved Friendly for a long time; however, these recent updates are really frustrating. I use it for Facebook and it is MUCH harder to navigate now. Sometimes you can’t get to your feed or notifications no matter what you press. Right now, my screen is frozen so that I can see half of my news feed and half a blank black vertical stripe. You have to use messenger. I am about to delete this and I really HATE the Facebook app!
Crashes regularly
by 210me2 on 2019/09/26 12:52
A lot to like but still very flawed. The ease of use is wonderful. Love that it has security features and can navigate between facebook twitter and instagram on one app. It’s a light app that doesn’t consume my battery nor data. But it definitely needs refinement and some major glitches to be addressed then I’d feel like I got my monies worth. As of now I feel ripped off. When you leave the app, say to copy from another app and return but you have already started to write a post, it will make you log back in and start all over again. It frequently freezes then force closes out just plain force closes by itself.
Experience Facebook Without Zuck Tracking Your Every Move
by Brucehs on 2019/10/21 20:52
Friendly is just (an excellent) wrapper from Facebook's mobile website. So Facebook doesn't have any direct access to the operating system. No more accidentally leaving the microphone on, playing silent music in the background and killing your battery, no more ways for them to play tricks. Friendly itself could do all that, but I trust an indie developer that I pay over the monstrosity that sells me to advertisers.
Still Crashing With 3/31 Update
by mudderfly77 on 2018/04/01 12:47
Still giving this app 4 stars since it helped me solve the storage issues I've been dealing with on my old iPhone. Was able to delete Facebook and messenger which freed up over a gig of space on my 8 gig phone. The app is easy to use, looks great, but has crashed on me 3 times in the 12 hours since I've updated it. It locks up if I'm doing something mundane like scrolling through comments. Once the bugs are worked out I'll be recommending to others! Thanks for an (almost) excellent product!
This app + Adblock is amazing !
by Eriktherock7 on 2018/10/22 04:27
This does what it promises, since my goal was to use messenger and Facebook in one app like old times before messenger even existed. Using this app alone can be annoying for the amount of ads , but used together with an Adblock app a new level was reached. Really looking forward to acquiring the plus version after my next paycheck. Did not test the insta + twitter thing , there might be other bugs. But anyway, my goal was fulfilled. Thanks for the developer
The app is ok but....
by Dburke80888888 on 2018/11/09 11:21
It's a heck of a lot better than the Facebook app. But it's ad engine is getting really annoying with opening the App Store with apps for games while posting in Facebook. It will only be a few more months before it succumbed to ad daemons and overwhelm with dribble. The interface is good and the app is mostly bug free. It does allow leads and hidden hot spots to load in postings to more ads. Now it started pushing targeted ads. Had to delete this app., also battery drain. Just installed the latest version and now I can only view, can't post anything. Great update, what's next filter content and friends? Updated to horrible. It's so bad, I just deleted it. Social Media is now the evil in this world.
Makes Facebook enjoyable again!
by Stonehewn on 2017/12/03 00:07
Pages load so much faster when ads and trackers are blocked. Breeze through those links with ten ‘Nexts.’ It tells you what it’s doing. On one link it blocked a combined 5 ads/trackers; on another 10! I don’t mind an ad as I’m scrolling down but some of these new fangled ads make navigating a page on a phone nigh impossible and Friendly ends all that. Something tells me I’ve seen the end of weekly 250 megabyte updates also.
Friendly Stopped Loading
by Hankomaster on 2018/12/12 17:55
This App , though it worked well for the time I utilized it, a few years . It apparently will not load a full page in IOS . Also I couldn’t edit posts . I suppose it cannot keep up with Apple updates ? I contacted developer by fb message ,to no avail for replies from them . I am giving 4 stars because it was a previously practical alternative to actual fb app. I hope it can be functional again!
Great app but poor video quality
by Rithela on 2019/10/07 18:05
I love this app. The dark mode is great. Scrolling isn’t as smooth as the official Facebook app but that isn’t that much of an issue. My only real issue is the video playback. It’s always very low quality. The same exact video will be just fine on the official app but when I switch over to friendly, the video is much lower quality. Even downloading it in HQ downloads that low quality version. If this issue was fixed, I’d be convinced to switch over to it for good.
Great app! One very small flaw.
by Joshuarivera on 2017/10/02 00:27
I’ve had his app for a while. It’s very ideal as I have a personal and business Facebook. It’s very easy to switch between the two. One minor flaw thats been happening in the new update, minor but crazy annoying. While I scroll down, it feels like every time I touch the screen anywhere near the left side it “likes” a post. Before, you could move your finger away and it would unselect the like, now there is no avoiding it. You have to like, then I like it. PLEASE fix this minor thing.
Great until sudden crashes began
by eddiekimberly on 2019/10/20 16:30
I have used and enjoyed Friendly for the better part of a year. I suddenly began having issues with it shutting down when I was typing a comment with the iOS keyboard using the swipe feature. I crashes every single time. It allows me to get a free word into the comment, then freezes like its trying to catch up, then crashes. It’s the only app that does it. Started, best I can tell, with the latest iOS update (13.1.3). Betting this one glitch, I absolutely love the app.
Good at first but misses the mark
by TheHamadaEquation on 2019/03/26 04:03
I downloaded this to have two Facebook accounts at once and even paid for the $1.99 to remove ads since at first it seemed to get the job done. Soon I noticed the FB photos in the app all load at really low resolutions and there is apparently no way to toggle this option to allow through hi res photos. Also the ‘sort by recent’ feature only works for posts in the very near term and doesn’t allow you to keep scrolling into the past. Overall it’s a good idea but it misses the mark on its execution. Just use FB on your browser if you need a second FB account on your phone.
THANK YOU
by Ladyscout2 on 2019/07/21 16:30
Thank You face book your Efforts are appreciated thank you so much God bless! Also, Thank You for allowing us to request prayers for important things from our Facebook friendly app People means a lot to me my father is going through cancer right now and if you could could you please pray I know that’s on usual but it’s important to me please don’t take away our right to ask people for prayer I won’t miss use it I’ll just asked for my friends
Thank you!
by jonahbgfsh on 2018/09/21 11:54
UPDATED REVIEW: For some reason my newsfeed is no longer showing “show first” accounts. I believe this started around the last update. I just realized I’ve missed at least a week of posts from one account that should be at the top of my newsfeed. Help! Thank you for doing what Facebook won't do and putting messages and newsfeed in one app, and for blocking the excessive ads. My only wish would be that ads show up for vendors I like...I find that I'm missing out on some sales and specials because their sponsored ads aren't getting through. But it's a small price to pay for the many, many other benefits.
Was excellent until the view changed
by Banter44388 on 2018/01/15 15:49
Until the past week I would have given the app 5 stars. My Facebook page suddenly changed to the desktop view and I cannot reverse it. My page is so cluttered that it’s not usable. Only about one forth of a photo shows and trying to post is a challenge. I was so desperate to get the default view back that I returned my iPad to factory settings and reinstalled everything. To my chagrin, the desktop view appeared when I reinstalled Friendly. I have no idea what happened but Facebook is unusable. The app had been extremely useful. Hopefully my experience is uncommon.
Friendly, where have you been all my life!!
by Elysepatrice on 2019/05/04 15:53
I adore this app! Everything (almost) that I've ever wanted Facebook to do is here: easy handling of multiple accounts, no dumb messenger app, COLORS!! You can make it your favorite color! I've always wanted to do that. Haven't run into any bugs yet, but I'm sure I will cuz nothing's perfect. But Friendly comes close! Edit: still the best Facebook app, for all of the above reasons and also: no intrusive ads. Awesome!
I like it!
by Gorgeous brunette on 2019/09/16 20:34
Just a few pros: you can pay for the ads version and if you haven’t noticed lately Facebook is loaded with ads in your feed, so that’s nice. The fact that you can change the background color, is awesome! It makes it more fun to be on the app. You don’t have to have the messenger app like you do on the Actual FB app. You can hide the stories, personal preference but I find them annoying, when a friend posts a selfie in the stories and it’s all you see all day, in this app you can hide that. Cons: I can’t send gifs in the messages through this app like I can on messenger. :( It doesn’t tell me when the message has been read, I have to open up the message to see! It seems to take longer to upload a post or a photo and you have to hold down the screen because if it blinks out, you have to start over again. I still love this app more than the FB one though.
Limited interface and bugs w pic posting and tagging friends
by Jkbogle on 2019/05/09 20:29
I downloaded this the same reasons most people do to save on space let me take a quick look at the day-to-day happenings on Facebook or Twitter but when I try to post in the app I have so many restrictions between the ads popping up which I understand I have to pay for those to go away. Or the biggest problem where I can’t tag my friends or some of the pictures won’t load so overall this is become useless and forced me to download the four Facebook or go to my browser and login Facebook from the desktop
Great app..Some changes needed.
by Snomels on 2018/04/22 00:36
This is a great friendly user app says in name. However there’s some things that are missing that would be great to add. First add the option to make glyph comments. Also sometimes he app can be slow when it comes to posting. And fix the Instagram interface it’s hard to post photos on there as well. Add Glyphs and fix Instagram. Either than that it’s a great app to avoid annoying Ads.
Nearly perfect!
by Mr Isidro on 2018/06/06 21:56
There's no debating that this App is hands down a lot better option for smartphone users. Instead of handing over most of ones cellphone privacy by using the official Facebook and FB Messenger iOS apps. I've been using this app for nearly 3 years. And I want to thank the developers who consistently work extremely hard to keep the app at optimal performance. The only bug that I continue to have for as long as I can remember now is when it comes to clicking on the notification that someone has accepted my friendship. Once I click on this area it doesn't show how these new friendship additions are. But instead it says there no new friendships. However later when I go on from my laptop I see that I truly did have some new friends added. Can you please address this issue asap? Thank you again!
Good, but needs improvement
by Shawnli on 2017/10/26 08:25
UI is alright, just needs a polish to make it look more clean. 1) Messenger should have infinite scroll, like the native app. A better option would be to have users choose to enable this or keep it the same. 2) When viewing a full size photo, it's a bit hard to swipe away to make it go away. Maybe increase the sensitivity or tweak it a bit to make it easier. 3) Press to save should be an option when viewing photos. 4) When viewing photos, screen goes black every now and then. 5) The arrow that is used for going back to the previous page is nice, but it would be nice to have double arrows next to it. This would be used for going back all the way to the first page, essentially resetting the pages. I'll think of more if these are fixed. This is a decent app but as the title states, it needs a bit more improvement :)
Good, but has some issues
by Barrt814 on 2019/03/03 14:42
When I first downloaded it, I was very pleased that it Was full featured and free, with ads. I was OK with that because I could explore all of the features. So I purchased it. Fast forward to today. It won’t render images. I have no idea why... but it is still useful for seeing all of the comments to posts that the FB app doesn’t show for some reason. UPDATE: PEBKAC. Removed the app and reinstalled. Problem solved.
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With Friendly, you only need one app for all your Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and Twitter needs. - Save space on your device - Preserve your battery - Save Data Usage - Easily switch between multiple accounts - Order feed by Most Recent - Configurable Ad Blocker (save bandwidth and block ads and trackers) - Download Photos & Videos - Night Mode - Repost Photos - User TouchID or Passcode to Login - Colorful Themes - Adjust Font Size NOTE: You cannot upload photos to Instagram using Friendly. This is unfortunately a limitation of Instagram, which does not let third-party app post pictures. We will add this feature as soon as this is made possible GIVE FRIENDLY A TRY ! And don't hesitate to reach out if you need anything CONTACT / HELP & FEEDBACK Message us at: http://facebook.com/getFriendly or by email at: help @ friendlyappstudio.com Notes: - Facebook® and the Facebook logo are trademarks of Facebook Inc. - Friendly is not affiliated with, endorsed, or sponsored by Facebook
Use to be great
by jen~jen on 2019/11/14 18:29
Loved this app until today, when it started opening through the Facebook app instead of the friendly app There was a reason that I used friendly. This recent change, and the inability to change it is ridiculous.
Ok
by laylend on 2019/11/13 19:58
The Facebook functionality is pretty great and more useful than the giant official fb app. IG functionality is pretty butt, though. Stories barely work except to view, you can’t share posts to stories (if you can get it to post one [1] story at all...), swipe up links don’t work, editing photo stuff isn’t fully functional, notifications aren’t as helpful (it’d be great to swipe away annoying or irrelevant comments in those), eh. For $2 I’m not gonna cry about it too much and I love the dearth of advertisements, background bs, and space/battery consumption compared to the actual apps.
Looks nice but I can’t get anywhere
by Mom2aQT on 2019/11/13 01:42
I was really tired of my Facebook app and decided on this alternative since it had good reviews. I downloaded the pro version for 1.99 but I’m seeing the same 2-3 posts over and over and over as I scroll through. I’ll re rate it once this is fixed!
Want to go back to original Facebook
by trish547 on 2019/11/13 00:30
I do not like this App operates but thank u anyway
It’s decent.
by MJayJ314 on 2019/11/13 00:01
I just wish that the person videos I’m trying to download didn’t have to have a picture in order for the download button to show up & I wish that I could download live videos. Other than that the app is pretty decent. Make it to where we can do that I. The next update & this will be five stars.
Satisfiction
by Hau thang on 2019/11/12 06:54
I like it cos it is useful for me.
Easy Use
by Sherm526 on 2019/11/10 07:36
This app makes it easy to track all activities on your page
Love
by apple sex on 2019/11/09 14:18
Love
If you’re against Facebook messenger don’t do the upgrade!
by tyl77 on 2019/11/09 00:46
Super disappointed. I used this app as an alternative to Facebook messenger and after upgrading would only allow me to use messager through webtop (laptop version which is extremely harder...esp if you’re on your phone)
Best app
by delete this site on 2019/11/08 17:18
Best app to download Facebook video
Fix voice dictation
by D**** G****** on 2019/11/08 16:03
Update 11082019 This has been going on since the iOS updated to 13. I can no longer use voice dictation for longer than 0.6 seconds while using this app. They fixed the issue with the notification. Still can’t watch videos that are grouped with photos. Still have issues adding photos to a comment thread on someone’s status update. Sometimes it works; sometimes it doesn’t. Most of the time I give up and open the actual fb app and do it there. Friendly also doesn’t support the new memojis, but the fb app does. Update 06032019 They seem to have fixed most of the things I previously had a problem with. Now the issue is it’s telling me I have a notification when I don’t actually have one. This started yesterday. Update 05182019: Still can’t watch videos that are grouped with pics, despite the update saying that’s fixed. Guess I’ll have to go watch those videos on my actual desktop computer. Also, today I tried to reply to one of my comments with a picture. The photo button doesn’t work for that. It would have worked if I’d wanted to upload a pic as a new comment (not a reply). I just signed onto fb to do it. No problems there. It’s amazing that when they fix one thing, another thing breaks. And I paid money for this app. It wasn’t a lot, mind you. But I did pay money. Things you pay money for should work properly. Update 05112019: A lot of the previous problems were fixed, but now there are other problems. There’s no way to move your cursor when trying to edit previous text while on an apple phone. You have to select the entire word, and then deselect the word, and make your edit, or retype the entire word. Also, the app now crashes a lot. Update 04112019: Can no longer add pics to comment threads without going to the desktop site. As much as I hate the regular fb app, I’m going to have to use it until they get this crap fixed. An in-app message to the developer a few days ago has been unanswered. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve recommended this app to people who hate the fb app. Now people will think I’ve recommended a crap app to them. I used to love this app. But something has happened within the last three weeks or so. Now it takes forever while trying to load pages, and it’s easier just to go to Facebook itself. I hate Facebook app because of all the ads and all the extra stuff that you have to put up with, but if I can’t even access Facebook with this app, then what’s the point?
Update
by Lil Lalo805 on 2019/11/08 15:49
It’s works great but u gotta work on fixing the notifications cuz I doesn’t work right
Buggy mess
by Hakakfh on 2019/11/07 15:10
Want completely unusable video with the audio de synced? This app has you covered. Other than that it’s a reskin of the features you already have in functional apps. The only thing the app offers it does too poorly to use. Would rate one star but the app hasn’t given me cancer yet.
Great
by LooksJustGreat on 2019/11/04 16:50
This app is great, I just wish I could still do gifs in messenger.
DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!
by etirBratS on 2019/11/04 05:20
They need an option for ZERO stars. I purchased this app based on the 4.6 rating. My husband was always complaining about the native Facebook app, so when I needed something to use, I chose Friendly. I started having problems a couple weeks ago. I reached out to support several times, through email and Facebook. I have yet to receive ANY replies all. As of tonight I can see no posts and it keeps telling me I have to have more friends to see posts. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!
Like it, but...
by bdayley82 on 2019/11/04 03:19
I like that the app allows you to save space by connecting a lot of large apps into one. However I’m not getting any sound for Facebook messages. I’ve checked all the settings and everything is turned on..
Too many issues
by Ds8807 on 2019/11/03 22:44
This app doesn’t entirely work like it should. I only use it for Facebook. First of all messages do not get marked as read a lot of times and you’ll get notifications on messages you send out. The bottom tabs flips back through pages of the previous tab instead of go to the tab instantly like it should. It hangs a lot when opening. The market place won’t go right back to the search after clicking on an item to view instead it goes back to the beginning. If i get a photo message I can’t download it. It shows download but all it does is expand and won’t download. I cannot delete individual messages right from the message. Another thing is when messages get sent it doesn’t really send and when you reload the message it is gone. I have sent messages with forwards and the forward sent but the message doesn’t. They should just rename the app to unfriendly.
Very good app
by akins ola on 2019/11/03 22:31
I love it
Works like Facebook
by 313 bee on 2019/11/03 02:32
Can hardly tell the difference between friendly and Facebook
Works well
by FireyBow on 2019/11/03 02:03
Needed this to set up and monitor my daughters Facebook page from my phone. Works well.
Crashes & U lose Your Post or Tweet!?
by Lilipopinseed on 2019/11/02 22:48
Ive Had Enuf!! like the streamlined quality this app has, the fairly simple interface and ofcourse the easy access to Messenger. BUT it routinely takes you away from the page you are on or worse the post you are writing, with a pop up or something you accidentally press or for unknown un-friendly reasons & you have to start ALL OVER AGAIN!?! Today this happened three times to me and that was it, I’m going back to regular Facebook until this app gets waay less buggy. Please fix it and stop ghe pop ups regarding if you can use my location, etc coz that drops you from your post too, it just opened sh!t and I lost everything!
Needs another update
by Brandxi on 2019/11/01 20:51
The app doesn’t open entirely. Displays white screen then closes. Fix this bug.
Baseball game
by eddie💋 on 2019/10/31 21:36
This game is by far the best game I’ve ever played and I am 60 years old. Thank you so much for the attention to detail your programmers put into the game.
Good app. Way less pervasive and data hungry than the FB app. Only 1 issue
by Rutgerstech on 2019/10/30 22:03
Issue is it makes a weird chirp noise. Done it in previous releases started doing it again. Really annoying
Videos will not download to camera
by Babozza2000 on 2019/10/30 16:24
Videos ain’t downloading to iPhone
Good
by Tè a on 2019/10/30 02:09
Good 👍😇
Esta buena
by kikin fonceka on 2019/10/30 00:57
La recomiendo
Much better than FB app
by crasshipster on 2019/10/29 19:44
No ads, connections to other social networks, and more!
Review
by jmagentmon on 2019/10/29 14:09
Great concept but not super user friendly.
Rating
by blonde_bombshell35 on 2019/10/28 11:23
Takes too long to load the each page
Ok
by judefromheyjudeofthebeatles on 2019/10/28 10:02
Extremely good
Video will not download
by LaNot Happy on 2019/10/27 19:59
I download the app for the purpose of downloading videos from Facebook. I wait for the video to download but nothing happens
Easy to use
by Wish2binflorida on 2019/10/27 13:40
Been using for yearrrrrrrrrssssssss!
Súper
by yon.tamargo on 2019/10/27 05:05
Me ahorra un millón de datos
Hi friends
by Alegre joy on 2019/10/27 01:15
Love this APP...The best of the BESTS
Friendly
by chepina30. on 2019/10/26 19:23
I don’t know what is goin on but the app has been so slowly, can you fix it ?
My report
by U know who???????? on 2019/10/26 13:34
I think that this is a slow app it will not download and I have apple product!?.
Like
by bobinok668 on 2019/10/26 03:22
Gôd
Great App
by Drama20 on 2019/10/25 20:07
A Great App To Download Friends And Family’s Videos.
Is not secured
by Fmphscifwytfmhafalt on 2019/10/25 10:58
I signed up for this a month ago, with security lock so no one could hack my account( my Facebook account was hacked 6 months ago). All of a sudden , no reason my account was disabled. I could not recover it because I use my maiden name to reconnect with old friends & family, I don’t have an ID for that. No way to recover the account. No one answer phone, no one respond to email. I don’t know what to do
Thank you
by WAy cool for 5 on 2019/10/25 00:41
This has been a lifesaver. FB has been hiding notifications and when you run a business that can be detrimental. I now do not have to worry about missing notifications.. your team rocks!!!
Blocking
by ???ip on 2019/10/24 23:19
It blocks my account a lot
Crashed
by jedosolo on 2019/10/24 23:07
The last update make it crashed when try to open it 😡
The only way to Facebook
by Sammydebull on 2019/10/23 12:56
This app has been my saving grace. When I want to view my page without being hit with multiple chats I use this app. Yes, I could turn chat off on the reg fb. But I prefer to use friendly in those times, so I don’t feel the guilt of turning away from my friends and family. This allows me an escape, to view and reminisce . For me this app offers calmness. Not the business of the fb app. It is also fun with all the screen options, changing colors etc things fb does not offer. All the above and many more are the reasons for my five stars.
I like friendly
by Hiskid always on 2019/10/22 23:45
Thank you for the great browser
Look Ma! No ads!!!
by Artsangel on 2019/10/22 22:39
Love this app... cuts out all the ads!
Love this App!
by Hermit Girl on 2019/10/22 10:36
I can't say enough in support of this app. I'm so grateful to not have to deal with all the ads! Thank you Friendly! ❤️
friendly helps mange communications
by Forkergirl on 2019/10/22 08:26
rather like the old fashioned operator, Friendly helps me get into social media, navigating past features in apps, features in which i do not want to participate. easy to use, friendly helps the social media experiences of this 65-year-old
Great app
by SuperCuba on 2019/10/22 04:20
The last update was needed, keep improving.
Amazing App
by 57ramram on 2019/10/22 00:50
Great app
Yes
by omismoney on 2019/10/22 00:44
Nice
Good
by dave3546 on 2019/10/22 00:17
Excellent
Samantha
by samjoe4208 on 2019/10/21 23:45
Thanks friendly
🙄🙄
by prettykray on 2019/10/21 23:01
I haven’t been able to save any videos. I click the download cloud and nothing. Annoying!
Love it
by Sam sleezy on 2019/10/21 21:08
It’s the best app to use for stupid book.
Experience Facebook Without Zuck Tracking Your Every Move
by Brucehs on 2019/10/21 20:52
Friendly is just (an excellent) wrapper from Facebook's mobile website. So Facebook doesn't have any direct access to the operating system. No more accidentally leaving the microphone on, playing silent music in the background and killing your battery, no more ways for them to play tricks. Friendly itself could do all that, but I trust an indie developer that I pay over the monstrosity that sells me to advertisers.
Keeping in touch with the family
by gibareño on 2019/10/21 17:26
Keeping in touch with the family and friends .
Good
by k.lourane on 2019/10/21 16:39
Very helpful
Friendly app in-use
by Jim croons on 2019/10/21 14:14
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
Data stays private & developers are responsive
by WVMtnDude on 2019/10/21 13:43
It’s a stable secure alternative to sharing all your contact data and more that is required by FB apps and others. Great way to access multiple social media accounts in one place. Social media sites can make changes and if it causes any minor issue with this app, all you do is report the issue and developers are very fast to address it. I normally don’t write reviews and I am not connected to developers or receiving any compensation for this review. This is just an all to rare good app.
Needs to refresh page faster
by SanderSoft on 2019/10/21 11:31
The pages seem to repeat posts over and over....
Jenny
by Scoobymon on 2019/10/21 09:57
Good app
Facebook Most Recent works.
by Poot132 on 2019/10/21 02:31
Only decent way to keep fb in Most Recent. Only 4 stars cause it is a battery hog and a RAM hog if your phone is full. But if you give it headroom, most recent works fairly well.
Great until sudden crashes began
by eddiekimberly on 2019/10/20 16:30
I have used and enjoyed Friendly for the better part of a year. I suddenly began having issues with it shutting down when I was typing a comment with the iOS keyboard using the swipe feature. I crashes every single time. It allows me to get a free word into the comment, then freezes like its trying to catch up, then crashes. It’s the only app that does it. Started, best I can tell, with the latest iOS update (13.1.3). Betting this one glitch, I absolutely love the app.
Wonderful
by timmy30274 on 2019/10/20 15:20
I wish this was preinstalled on every phone on Earth
Trash
by Huddled on 2019/10/20 15:01
Crashed when I was typing a comment
Nice app
by Charly Roma on 2019/10/19 15:11
Very happy, working good for me.
Facebook
by Rodbanuelos on 2019/10/19 07:51
Simply the best ......
Love it
by sexiiredrose06 on 2019/10/19 01:31
I am love it
I love it! Great Application!
by eugene's mother on 2019/10/19 00:02
Thank you for creating this APP!
Iraq
by امير يوخنا on 2019/10/18 23:58
تسلم الأيادي على تقديمكم لنا الخدمات الجديدة والرب يحميكم اعزائي 🌹❤️
Great work on this app
by Tommy Tuba on 2019/10/18 23:19
I gave up on Facebook apps long ago. Was accessing Facebook through the mobile website, awful as that was, until trying Friendly. I don’t pay for many apps, but this was worth every dime. Update: 10/18/2019 — WORTH. EVERY. DIME.
Muy buena app
by mel joel on 2019/10/18 18:47
Sería bueno poder tener videollamadas también
Awesome App
by justbeinglmj on 2019/10/18 17:21
Allows me to download the videos!
Business
by Kc Chu on 2019/10/18 15:01
I love it
I like it better than FB’s app overall.
by Robinsxx on 2019/10/18 13:58
Each update gets better.
instagram and night mode seriously broken
by carlos66ba on 2019/10/18 11:00
have been broken for months, developers are focusing new versions on improvements of what? night mode makes the background black (as it should) but keeps the text black too (wow... very useful). Instagram part of the app is useless.
Perfect
by Nina-t-a on 2019/10/18 04:11
Better apps for downloading everything
Clean stuff
by Patunnia on 2019/10/17 21:14
I like clean, cute, positive, funny, good things to see & watch. Not junk. This version has mostly that. Thanks
Great service
by Allah is gratest on 2019/10/17 18:08
Good
Good, but
by la;ksdjfldsjf on 2019/10/17 16:27
Doesnt seem to ever open links imbedded within an artice
Tommy nguyen
by Nguyen tommy on 2019/10/17 15:45
Good app
The best
by wadad0411 on 2019/10/17 15:27
The best app on the App Store downloading Sharing The best of ever meet thank you friendly
Pretty good alternative
by Xsidios on 2019/10/17 15:00
The Facebook app stopped working for me so I downloaded Friendly. It works pretty well! A little clunky and slow to respond, at times. I like the customization tools. I recommend this app!
Perfecto
by JCAlonzo on 2019/10/17 02:28
Es muy buena real mente lo es me ha ayudado bastante 😎
حلووو
by اريام فادي on 2019/10/17 02:11
استعماله رائع لكن ،لا اصتطيع ان اصوت منهم ف لو سمحتو حدثوه وخلينا نصوت منهم سيبقى اجمل واروع مع احترامي لكم:صقر
friendly your quetion
by Skyeyebear on 2019/10/16 23:54
i like this more private more hide comfort
Great app but
by jeremy1069 on 2019/10/16 21:35
Things keep breaking with every update. Now I can’t load webpages or even links
Keep this updated regularly
by Kwaleed2323 on 2019/10/16 18:32
This application had the potential to be the best on appstore Keep polishing the app No need to add or remove features Just refine and polish please Awaiting response of developer on this review
It’s ok
by wsaabie on 2019/10/16 04:40
App was amazing at one point, now it’s slipping. Since ios13, the app has been horrible. Been slow, unresponsive and just wont load at times. Seems like the updates don’t come as often as they used to, which is a shame because this was a great app at one time.
Love!
by Carissa Rogers on 2019/10/16 02:27
Great app!
bad
by Lindo21 on 2019/10/15 21:07
Very unreliable and buggy!
Amazing!!!
by RockinTiki on 2019/10/15 19:56
I love the friendly app!!! No ads!
Nope
by katt331 on 2019/10/15 00:32
Can’t see many of the groups that I’m subscribed to. Nothing!
Simply the best app
by asaaidi on 2019/10/14 11:44
Download this app thinking it was going to be complicated to navigate but found that it was very easy to navigate and download all the stories that you like
Good
by Daniel神 on 2019/10/14 02:57
Good
Aplicativo atende o que promete.
by Sususurfistinha on 2019/10/13 19:06
Adoro.
Better than the Indiv social apps
by VikashPattnaik on 2019/10/13 02:47
Better than the available social media apps by the parent companies. Integrates so well for multiple sites n users
kophyo
by Kophyo78mdy on 2019/10/13 00:40
Kophyo
So far so good!
by Rozes101 on 2018/11/06 01:13
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.
OK for Facebook, BAD for Instagram
by Dusk82784 on 2018/03/14 15:06
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.
Was a great 8 years until now
by Jaleki on 2018/04/06 03:31
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.
Good app!
by EOD wifey on 2017/11/27 22:14
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!
Bugs
by goodsoap on 2019/01/12 14:18
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.
Finally!!!
by MoonShadow78 on 2018/05/29 13:55
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!!!
It’s much better than the alternative
by Mixolydia on 2018/04/01 13:54
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.
I use this more than Facebook see⬇️
by Kerstin Tuggle on 2018/12/10 19:29
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.
Decent app, but definitely not flawless
by Fhjkjdvjktfcnmlgc on 2017/12/08 00:37
The good: I can read and send messages without installing Messenger, and the app seems to update better/more frequently than the official Facebook app does. The bad: Quite frequently, it will shut off in the middle/end of my typing a post (and obviously, all the typing is lost). Not only that, but from time to time, I'll type a post, hit "post", and it'll disappear. By far the biggest issue I've had, though, is that if I don't close out of the app before locking my phone, it turns my phone off, and it can be hours before it will turn on again. Full battery doesn't matter; plugging it in doesn't help. I'm using an iPhone 5s; not a single other app has ever done this, but Friendly does it at least half the time I forget to exit the app before locking my phone.
Buggy but still better than Facebook
by misspudding on 2019/09/03 17:00
I love that this is a much smaller app than the native Facebook one and allows me to not have to have two or three separate apps because Messenger is bundled in with it. I love not being spied on and having ads that are exactly what I talked about less than a day later. I just really like not having ads. But here's my problems: 1) Videos aren't loading on Facebook at all. Just a "play" icon on top of a picture. 2) If you follow a link to a website, any links on that website that you click on will not go anywhere. 3) Messenger chats update kinda weird or not at all. It still mostly works, so it's not going to make me download the Messenger app again, but it's buggy and I wouldn't rely on it for critical info.
Too many issues
by Ds8807 on 2019/11/03 22:44
This app doesn’t entirely work like it should. I only use it for Facebook. First of all messages do not get marked as read a lot of times and you’ll get notifications on messages you send out. The bottom tabs flips back through pages of the previous tab instead of go to the tab instantly like it should. It hangs a lot when opening. The market place won’t go right back to the search after clicking on an item to view instead it goes back to the beginning. If i get a photo message I can’t download it. It shows download but all it does is expand and won’t download. I cannot delete individual messages right from the message. Another thing is when messages get sent it doesn’t really send and when you reload the message it is gone. I have sent messages with forwards and the forward sent but the message doesn’t. They should just rename the app to unfriendly.
Excellent Substitute For Facebook
by ReclusiveJerk on 2018/04/12 15:11
I’ll preface this by saying that I only use Friendly’s Facebook features, so I’m not knowledgeable on how the Instagram or Twitter features work. In my opinion, Friendly is way better than the official Facebook app, especially if you prefer your timeline to show “most recent” instead of “top stories.” Most of the same functionality is there, with the addition of awesome features such as night mode and ad removal. The only reason I didn’t give five stars is that it seems like it doesn’t background refresh even though I have it set to do so. I don’t get any notifications until I open the app to check. So far, that one minor annoyance can be overlooked because of all the positive things this app offers.
A great little app but...
by Wearles66 on 2018/01/16 12:45
It’s great to have my go to social apps in one location. If this were an older gen iPhone it would be perfect. It customizable for the most part . Ad blocker works great unless you click on a link that takes you outside the app. Passcode lock so people can’t view you stuff if you hand someone your phone. All in all a great little app but does not fit the iPhone X screen you know the unibrow which I have grown accustomed to. So I hope it is updated soon. To the Dev : You have done a great job and I have bought the paid version to support your efforts. For now though I am going to stick with the main apps and come back in a bit and hope for an update. Looking forward to progress.
Friendly app in-use
by Jim croons on 2019/10/21 14:14
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
Almost there!
by Shincks on 2017/09/25 18:29
A very good alternative to Facebook hindered by a couple UI flaws. A way to open a link (Facebook or external) in safari would be nice because the built in browser is really bad. Galleries with more than 3 images won't let you scroll through all of the images for some reason, and being able to open those in safari would alleviate that problem (or just fixing the problem in the app, too). Another issue is page position when you go "back". Sometimes, after opening a story, if our go back to the main feed, you'll lose your position on the feed, or it'll reload, potentially losing the story forever. These two flaws hold this app back for me. I bought premium too, for what that's worth.
Can get messages without Messenger!!! 😮😃!!
by mycatsasha on 2018/07/25 20:42
If the only pro was being able to send and receive messages without using the invasive Messenger app, I would give this 5 stars. It also takes up MUCH less space on my device than the actual Facebook app. You can also change the color of your interface, which is fun. You can also switch easily between the website version and mobile version of Facebook, which is usually a hassle. The only thing is you can’t make live videos. But just about everything else works great.
I LOVE THIS AMAZING APP, but.....
by ozoneghost on 2018/09/28 08:53
It needs a few more things. The fact that it’s ONE TENTH the size of Facebook/Facebook Messenger, which combined come in at about 725 megabytes, is amazing. The customization options are great, the fact you can empty cache or modify feed etc are awesome and I recommend this app all the time. But, it needs video and voice chat in Messenger. It does. I need these things. My friends need these things and it’s the only thing holding them back. I’m sure you can add them without bloating out the app. You got an amazing app that could be STELLAR. Get on it and give us the few tweaks we need, including other recommendations in the App Store comments. I don’t mind paying for an app that delivers. SO DELIVER, and add the tweaks and watch your sales numbers skyrocket.
Ok. Needs some improvements.
by Gliderjockey on 2018/03/13 16:26
I started using Friendly a couple years ago and it worked well at the time. I like the ad blocking feature, and that I don’t need FB messenger. I also really liked the ability to require passcode or Touch ID. But now it has many bugs. Reactions are flaky, particularly when trying to react to a reply. I can’t use FB’s GIF feature. Also, keyword filtering only works on your timeline view, and not in groups. Worst of all, it feels like I’m seeing the same content all the time, and I know that there is more content posted, because it magically appears many days after it was posted. If the developer could fix these issues, I’d use this app and never go back to native FB.
Pretty buggy
by zenspider on 2019/08/24 21:51
Can't play a video more than 3 seconds long to save it's life. 2 back buttons that are inconsistent and make no sense. Text selection is completely broken. Browsing is a poor substitute for safari or chrome... I fact, the only thing this thing has going for it at this point is that it isn't made by facebook or doing creepy things when I'm not using it. The app petty consistently launches to a blank white screen, requiring you to explicitly quit the app and relaunch until you actually get FB to load. I've reported this a number of times and the authors have never fixed it nor asked for any information. ETA: this had finally been fixed. All the other problems remain. Devs still haven't made contact. ETA: Nope. Not fixed again.
The only way to Facebook
by Sammydebull on 2019/10/23 12:56
This app has been my saving grace. When I want to view my page without being hit with multiple chats I use this app. Yes, I could turn chat off on the reg fb. But I prefer to use friendly in those times, so I don’t feel the guilt of turning away from my friends and family. This allows me an escape, to view and reminisce . For me this app offers calmness. Not the business of the fb app. It is also fun with all the screen options, changing colors etc things fb does not offer. All the above and many more are the reasons for my five stars.
Data stays private & developers are responsive
by WVMtnDude on 2019/10/21 13:43
It’s a stable secure alternative to sharing all your contact data and more that is required by FB apps and others. Great way to access multiple social media accounts in one place. Social media sites can make changes and if it causes any minor issue with this app, all you do is report the issue and developers are very fast to address it. I normally don’t write reviews and I am not connected to developers or receiving any compensation for this review. This is just an all to rare good app.
Still haven’t fixed that STUPID auto refresh!
by Vision106 on 2018/12/23 18:01
Ok, listen. Myself (and others I’m sure) have brought up the issue of, for example: I’m scrolling DOWN on the screen (which is bringing you back up to the top of the Marketplace ad pics you are looking at) so you can get to the “Back” button to go back to the place in the Feed where you were. But in doing the scrolling, when you get to the top, it pulls down that stupid Refresh action that then sends you back to the top of the Feed where you DON’T WANT to be! This is a MAJOR problem. You say in “fixes” that you fixed that problem, but you HAVE NOT. Please stop that stupid refresh action. I just want to be able to back into the Feed where I left off. Not have to start all over again from the top of the Feed. Thanks! Steve.
User Friendly, Handles multiple accounts with ease
by sandimacd on 2018/09/08 18:33
Updated 2018: No crashes. Nice to check multiple accounts and all my private groups. I like the look and feel and flow. I configured it to see posts from only my friends and not distracting news feeds from 3rd parties. I used it in 2016 and 2017 in order to check multiple business accounts and pages. That is where it shines!! I am down now to only 2 accounts now and plan to stick with Friendly. To me, it's far more user friendly than the FB app.
Data saver
by HeebieJeebie on 2018/05/17 21:07
So glad I found this app! I live in a rural area with poor internet service and updating these four monstrously bloated social media apps every other day would eat my data plan in no time. It also addresses one of my biggest frustrations with the official Facebook app - being able to set “Most Recent” as your default feed. Is it perfect? No. Is it better than the frustration of keeping four unnecessarily huge apps updated? Absolutely. I gladly paid to upgrade to the plus version.
ummm :)
by thanksvisionpastproof on 2017/10/19 00:20
"edit" button for clearing search history no longer works.... and buttons on top of the screen open up a whole new page which is too bad compared to old version. When i get notification for friend request the page opens nothing..... giving this 5 stars because before this latest update it was almost perfect. if you could please fix up the new issues i'll keep it 5star!!! thank you for what you do, worth the money people
A few tweaks needed..PLEASE 🤞
by Dankinfister on 2017/10/17 20:10
I like the idea, but it has some interaction problems. My biggest one is that when I'm jamming out my personal music and go into your app it chooses to stop it instead of waiting for me to engage an item in your app that would be what would happen if I was just using my social media apps independently rather than through your app. Please consider fixing this ASAP, I'll continue to peruse the pros and cons and if I like it, I'll let everyone know. It could be cool to be able to share between the different apps, but that might be operator error, if so make it easy that a caveman can do it for me. Thanks.
Will no longer be using.
by Mr Grinch II on 2018/10/31 02:01
This used to be a good alternative to the Facebook app because you had a lot of control over most features including a built in ad blocker. But now I can no longer recommend it because the “most recent” feature no longer works so you have to delete and reinstall the app, but when you do they remove the ability to block ads unless you pay for it and ad more ads on top off the normal Facebook ads. I have used this app for a long time and have recommended it in the past but I will no longer be using it and neither are most of the people that I know that have started to use it.
Why the updates?
by Abby1954 on 2018/04/09 02:35
Why mess with a good app? I have loved Friendly for a long time; however, these recent updates are really frustrating. I use it for Facebook and it is MUCH harder to navigate now. Sometimes you can’t get to your feed or notifications no matter what you press. Right now, my screen is frozen so that I can see half of my news feed and half a blank black vertical stripe. You have to use messenger. I am about to delete this and I really HATE the Facebook app!
Crashes regularly
by 210me2 on 2019/09/26 12:52
A lot to like but still very flawed. The ease of use is wonderful. Love that it has security features and can navigate between facebook twitter and instagram on one app. It’s a light app that doesn’t consume my battery nor data. But it definitely needs refinement and some major glitches to be addressed then I’d feel like I got my monies worth. As of now I feel ripped off. When you leave the app, say to copy from another app and return but you have already started to write a post, it will make you log back in and start all over again. It frequently freezes then force closes out just plain force closes by itself.
Experience Facebook Without Zuck Tracking Your Every Move
by Brucehs on 2019/10/21 20:52
Friendly is just (an excellent) wrapper from Facebook's mobile website. So Facebook doesn't have any direct access to the operating system. No more accidentally leaving the microphone on, playing silent music in the background and killing your battery, no more ways for them to play tricks. Friendly itself could do all that, but I trust an indie developer that I pay over the monstrosity that sells me to advertisers.
Still Crashing With 3/31 Update
by mudderfly77 on 2018/04/01 12:47
Still giving this app 4 stars since it helped me solve the storage issues I've been dealing with on my old iPhone. Was able to delete Facebook and messenger which freed up over a gig of space on my 8 gig phone. The app is easy to use, looks great, but has crashed on me 3 times in the 12 hours since I've updated it. It locks up if I'm doing something mundane like scrolling through comments. Once the bugs are worked out I'll be recommending to others! Thanks for an (almost) excellent product!
This app + Adblock is amazing !
by Eriktherock7 on 2018/10/22 04:27
This does what it promises, since my goal was to use messenger and Facebook in one app like old times before messenger even existed. Using this app alone can be annoying for the amount of ads , but used together with an Adblock app a new level was reached. Really looking forward to acquiring the plus version after my next paycheck. Did not test the insta + twitter thing , there might be other bugs. But anyway, my goal was fulfilled. Thanks for the developer
The app is ok but....
by Dburke80888888 on 2018/11/09 11:21
It's a heck of a lot better than the Facebook app. But it's ad engine is getting really annoying with opening the App Store with apps for games while posting in Facebook. It will only be a few more months before it succumbed to ad daemons and overwhelm with dribble. The interface is good and the app is mostly bug free. It does allow leads and hidden hot spots to load in postings to more ads. Now it started pushing targeted ads. Had to delete this app., also battery drain. Just installed the latest version and now I can only view, can't post anything. Great update, what's next filter content and friends? Updated to horrible. It's so bad, I just deleted it. Social Media is now the evil in this world.
Makes Facebook enjoyable again!
by Stonehewn on 2017/12/03 00:07
Pages load so much faster when ads and trackers are blocked. Breeze through those links with ten ‘Nexts.’ It tells you what it’s doing. On one link it blocked a combined 5 ads/trackers; on another 10! I don’t mind an ad as I’m scrolling down but some of these new fangled ads make navigating a page on a phone nigh impossible and Friendly ends all that. Something tells me I’ve seen the end of weekly 250 megabyte updates also.
Friendly Stopped Loading
by Hankomaster on 2018/12/12 17:55
This App , though it worked well for the time I utilized it, a few years . It apparently will not load a full page in IOS . Also I couldn’t edit posts . I suppose it cannot keep up with Apple updates ? I contacted developer by fb message ,to no avail for replies from them . I am giving 4 stars because it was a previously practical alternative to actual fb app. I hope it can be functional again!
Great app but poor video quality
by Rithela on 2019/10/07 18:05
I love this app. The dark mode is great. Scrolling isn’t as smooth as the official Facebook app but that isn’t that much of an issue. My only real issue is the video playback. It’s always very low quality. The same exact video will be just fine on the official app but when I switch over to friendly, the video is much lower quality. Even downloading it in HQ downloads that low quality version. If this issue was fixed, I’d be convinced to switch over to it for good.
Great app! One very small flaw.
by Joshuarivera on 2017/10/02 00:27
I’ve had his app for a while. It’s very ideal as I have a personal and business Facebook. It’s very easy to switch between the two. One minor flaw thats been happening in the new update, minor but crazy annoying. While I scroll down, it feels like every time I touch the screen anywhere near the left side it “likes” a post. Before, you could move your finger away and it would unselect the like, now there is no avoiding it. You have to like, then I like it. PLEASE fix this minor thing.
Great until sudden crashes began
by eddiekimberly on 2019/10/20 16:30
I have used and enjoyed Friendly for the better part of a year. I suddenly began having issues with it shutting down when I was typing a comment with the iOS keyboard using the swipe feature. I crashes every single time. It allows me to get a free word into the comment, then freezes like its trying to catch up, then crashes. It’s the only app that does it. Started, best I can tell, with the latest iOS update (13.1.3). Betting this one glitch, I absolutely love the app.
Good at first but misses the mark
by TheHamadaEquation on 2019/03/26 04:03
I downloaded this to have two Facebook accounts at once and even paid for the $1.99 to remove ads since at first it seemed to get the job done. Soon I noticed the FB photos in the app all load at really low resolutions and there is apparently no way to toggle this option to allow through hi res photos. Also the ‘sort by recent’ feature only works for posts in the very near term and doesn’t allow you to keep scrolling into the past. Overall it’s a good idea but it misses the mark on its execution. Just use FB on your browser if you need a second FB account on your phone.
THANK YOU
by Ladyscout2 on 2019/07/21 16:30
Thank You face book your Efforts are appreciated thank you so much God bless! Also, Thank You for allowing us to request prayers for important things from our Facebook friendly app People means a lot to me my father is going through cancer right now and if you could could you please pray I know that’s on usual but it’s important to me please don’t take away our right to ask people for prayer I won’t miss use it I’ll just asked for my friends
Thank you!
by jonahbgfsh on 2018/09/21 11:54
UPDATED REVIEW: For some reason my newsfeed is no longer showing “show first” accounts. I believe this started around the last update. I just realized I’ve missed at least a week of posts from one account that should be at the top of my newsfeed. Help! Thank you for doing what Facebook won't do and putting messages and newsfeed in one app, and for blocking the excessive ads. My only wish would be that ads show up for vendors I like...I find that I'm missing out on some sales and specials because their sponsored ads aren't getting through. But it's a small price to pay for the many, many other benefits.
Was excellent until the view changed
by Banter44388 on 2018/01/15 15:49
Until the past week I would have given the app 5 stars. My Facebook page suddenly changed to the desktop view and I cannot reverse it. My page is so cluttered that it’s not usable. Only about one forth of a photo shows and trying to post is a challenge. I was so desperate to get the default view back that I returned my iPad to factory settings and reinstalled everything. To my chagrin, the desktop view appeared when I reinstalled Friendly. I have no idea what happened but Facebook is unusable. The app had been extremely useful. Hopefully my experience is uncommon.
Friendly, where have you been all my life!!
by Elysepatrice on 2019/05/04 15:53
I adore this app! Everything (almost) that I've ever wanted Facebook to do is here: easy handling of multiple accounts, no dumb messenger app, COLORS!! You can make it your favorite color! I've always wanted to do that. Haven't run into any bugs yet, but I'm sure I will cuz nothing's perfect. But Friendly comes close! Edit: still the best Facebook app, for all of the above reasons and also: no intrusive ads. Awesome!
I like it!
by Gorgeous brunette on 2019/09/16 20:34
Just a few pros: you can pay for the ads version and if you haven’t noticed lately Facebook is loaded with ads in your feed, so that’s nice. The fact that you can change the background color, is awesome! It makes it more fun to be on the app. You don’t have to have the messenger app like you do on the Actual FB app. You can hide the stories, personal preference but I find them annoying, when a friend posts a selfie in the stories and it’s all you see all day, in this app you can hide that. Cons: I can’t send gifs in the messages through this app like I can on messenger. :( It doesn’t tell me when the message has been read, I have to open up the message to see! It seems to take longer to upload a post or a photo and you have to hold down the screen because if it blinks out, you have to start over again. I still love this app more than the FB one though.
Limited interface and bugs w pic posting and tagging friends
by Jkbogle on 2019/05/09 20:29
I downloaded this the same reasons most people do to save on space let me take a quick look at the day-to-day happenings on Facebook or Twitter but when I try to post in the app I have so many restrictions between the ads popping up which I understand I have to pay for those to go away. Or the biggest problem where I can’t tag my friends or some of the pictures won’t load so overall this is become useless and forced me to download the four Facebook or go to my browser and login Facebook from the desktop
Great app..Some changes needed.
by Snomels on 2018/04/22 00:36
This is a great friendly user app says in name. However there’s some things that are missing that would be great to add. First add the option to make glyph comments. Also sometimes he app can be slow when it comes to posting. And fix the Instagram interface it’s hard to post photos on there as well. Add Glyphs and fix Instagram. Either than that it’s a great app to avoid annoying Ads.
Nearly perfect!
by Mr Isidro on 2018/06/06 21:56
There's no debating that this App is hands down a lot better option for smartphone users. Instead of handing over most of ones cellphone privacy by using the official Facebook and FB Messenger iOS apps. I've been using this app for nearly 3 years. And I want to thank the developers who consistently work extremely hard to keep the app at optimal performance. The only bug that I continue to have for as long as I can remember now is when it comes to clicking on the notification that someone has accepted my friendship. Once I click on this area it doesn't show how these new friendship additions are. But instead it says there no new friendships. However later when I go on from my laptop I see that I truly did have some new friends added. Can you please address this issue asap? Thank you again!
Good, but needs improvement
by Shawnli on 2017/10/26 08:25
UI is alright, just needs a polish to make it look more clean. 1) Messenger should have infinite scroll, like the native app. A better option would be to have users choose to enable this or keep it the same. 2) When viewing a full size photo, it's a bit hard to swipe away to make it go away. Maybe increase the sensitivity or tweak it a bit to make it easier. 3) Press to save should be an option when viewing photos. 4) When viewing photos, screen goes black every now and then. 5) The arrow that is used for going back to the previous page is nice, but it would be nice to have double arrows next to it. This would be used for going back all the way to the first page, essentially resetting the pages. I'll think of more if these are fixed. This is a decent app but as the title states, it needs a bit more improvement :)
Good, but has some issues
by Barrt814 on 2019/03/03 14:42
When I first downloaded it, I was very pleased that it Was full featured and free, with ads. I was OK with that because I could explore all of the features. So I purchased it. Fast forward to today. It won’t render images. I have no idea why... but it is still useful for seeing all of the comments to posts that the FB app doesn’t show for some reason. UPDATE: PEBKAC. Removed the app and reinstalled. Problem solved.
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