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Friendly Social Browser
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With Friendly, you only need one app for all your social needs. Access your Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Reddit and other social accounts in one powerful browser app. One App for all your social accounts - Save space on your device - Preserve your battery - Save Data Usage - Easily switch between multiple accounts Take Control of your privacy - Friendly Privacy Shield (blocks social, advertising and content trackers) - Use FaceID, TouchID or Passcode to Login - Block click trackers Take Control of your data - Easily download or repost any of your Photos & Videos - Advanced Media Player (play in background, adjust speed, Picture-in-Picture) - Order feed by Most Recent - Filter/Highlight feeds by keywords Enjoy your social experience again - Colorful Themes - Night Mode - Adjust Font Size GIVE FRIENDLY A TRY ! And don't hesitate to reach out if you need anything CONTACT / HELP & FEEDBACK Please use link on this page, or message us from the app help menu Notes: - Facebook® and the Facebook logo are trademarks of Facebook Inc. - Friendly is not affiliated with, endorsed, or sponsored by Facebook
Mr Scott
by Icynef on 2020/11/27 00:07
I love you happy thanksgiving 💯🥳
Multiple Photos Download
by PunjabiHit on 2020/11/26 04:29
Really love the app! Kindly also add an option to download all photos at once for a multi-photo post.
Great app for my HS / FB acct.
by Rebeck.. love Friendly 🤗 on 2020/11/21 18:29
I've used this app from day one of it birth. I'd like to say thanks to Friendly for growing and updating this easy to use app over the year. 👍🏼😎👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼
Idea is great, but
by juanabacoa on 2020/11/16 23:08
I really had high hopes for this app, but when I try to comment or reply to a post, the app scrolls to the top of the page and my comment disappears
I paid for ad removal, now it vanished
by alalaka on 2020/11/16 16:50
Unsatisfied
Hozan
by xalib__gardi on 2020/11/16 14:55
Hozan
Stopped working with update, third time it’s done this
by JanelleMarisa on 2020/11/16 06:25
Update keeps destroying the app. Try testing first
Love it
by miglena jones on 2020/11/15 03:43
I love the friendly app
Get prompted to login every 1-3 days
by adidasnmotion on 2020/11/14 04:15
This is a great app but for some reason for at least the last month or two I periodically have to login like every 1-3 days of use. Is there a way to fix this? I’d gladly change my review to 5 stars if the developers can help me fix this one problem.
If. wax AZ.
by The texOgram guy on 2020/11/13 00:15
... yo. T. Day. Keeps. On. Saying. We. In. BJ N. J.
It's amazing that it works at all
by Tesla Bell on 2020/11/11 14:00
Update: the ad blocker for Facebook has vanished from the latest version. That was the biggest reason to use Friendly despite its flakiness. Old review: I'm a privacy freak, so this is the only way I'll use Facebook in my iPad. Unfortunately, the app doesn't always work well. Since iOS 13, for example, the arrow keys on my Apple Keyboard no longer work in Friendly. Some features available in the Facebook desktop site appear to be missing in this app. And the app status line sometimes disappears until I kill the app and reload it. Comments to the developer about these issues have gone unanswered. I still use it, but I do with it (and its users) got a bit more attention from developers.
Obviously Glitchy
by JWT2084 on 2020/11/10 21:55
When I first downloaded this app for my FB, it worked good, but then it logged me out and wouldn’t let me log back in. I did the paid version, and made sure everything was up to date on my phone, and with this app. I ended up having to uninstall it, then pay for it a SECOND time. Today, my entire news feed disappeared. I submitted a ticket, but haven’t heard back yet. I’m almost certain this app has a lot of issues now, and they want you to keep paying them to have it. I had it about a week the first time, and now the same this time around. It worked mostly fine when it worked except it was super slow at times, and it had a hard time being able to share anything or open up certain links from other pages. While I think this app could’ve been good, it’s obviously not a good long term option if you have to keep deleting it, paying for it each time, then reinstalling it.
Can not post after update
by larosa57lr on 2020/11/10 04:14
Can not post after latest update
Posting
by djsouth870 on 2020/11/10 00:55
All of a sudden the app won’t let the photo thing pop up so I can post a picture. Needs to be fix
Not so friendly, lately.
by Lord Snoopy on 2020/11/10 00:13
Latest update removed my ability to post photos, and requires frequent, random log-ins.
Account
by LS Shelley Enterprises LLC on 2020/11/09 02:00
Can not login to the account.
Excellent
by IrishLad_JB on 2020/11/07 23:43
Probably the best app on the internet.
Makes Facebook work for YOU
by Sarasara Bo Bara on 2020/11/07 14:35
It only refreshes when you want it to, and only accesses messenger when you want it to, NOT when Facebook wants to. Nuff said.
“No more posts to show right now” makes no sense.
by Hearkat on 2020/11/05 23:01
I’ve been using Friendly for several years, because of how easy it is to manage multiple accounts. But this latest update is frustrating me. I get to the ‘end’ of Facebook, where it says there are no more posts to show right now. That’s impossible. Facebook has been around for over a decade, and I have any friends and am in a lot of active groups. There is no possibility that I could even scroll through all the activity for one day if I access FB from my desktop - especially with all that’s . I’ve tried chronological view and top stories and that happens with both. There have been various issues and glitches over the years, but this makes it nearly unusable.
Can’t take me to where I got mentioned!!
by Draxler Dok on 2020/11/05 18:21
Whenever someone mentions and I click the noti, it doesn’t take me to the comment I got mentioned from instead it just drops me within the thousand comments Really frustrating
Glitch Requesting Repeat Logins
by BrokerinLA on 2020/11/04 17:19
For weeks now I’ve been consistently getting messages requiring I login again. I login to my accounts and goes back to same login screen. Very frustrating when before this was an awesome app.
Ads
by Patricia.Naja on 2020/11/04 14:15
The Ad Blocker button has been disabled and a distracting animated Ad Banner is now at the top of the screen. I deleted Friendly
No messaging
by austin6598 on 2020/11/02 23:43
Cannot message from profile page. Works fine through toolbar for existing chats. Have to open safari in incognito and request desktop site to message new people on iPhone 6s iOS 12
Most recent ?
by mikeuzuuz on 2020/10/31 02:21
I appreciate it ! I apologize have 5 star back
Why?
by D**** G****** on 2020/10/30 15:29
It’s so cool how I have it set to most recent, and then when I come back later it’s set to top stories. And then I change it to most recent again, and then I come back later and it set to top stories. If I wanted top stories, I will set it to top stories. But I actually want most recent. Why do I have to change it every time? It is super cute the way you show me how you’ve hidden the sponsored content, especially since I’ve paid to hide ads. Thanks for telling me about that. Absolutely not necessary.
Most Recent
by still using though on 2020/10/29 14:46
Where did the “most recent” option go?
Not secure
by Whitesno on 2020/10/29 10:16
This is second time i tried and second time my info got exposed . Either the app is not safe or its facebook itself. Had it not been for that i would say five stars cuz i liked the developers all in one features. Please fix the phishing or hacking vulnerabilities
Garbage now
by Tropicana Jones on 2020/10/29 03:58
Friendly used to be great. It’s garbage now. No “most recent” available. Ads are back. Really the key features to not be echo chambered. G’bye!
How to delete thus APP?
by ALEXANDERTHEGREATENTER on 2020/10/28 18:00
please tell me how to delete this APP
Loved in the beginning
by Bounds78 on 2020/10/28 13:17
I LOVED this app in the beginning and even made a nice donation to it. But now I can’t arrange my stories by post order, just “top stories”. I HATE that!! Especially since it’s only showing me about 10 posts and then saying there are no more posts to show. I might as well go back to the actual Facebook app. Now I feel terrible because I told a bunch of people to download this app and they all made donations as well. 🤦🏼‍♀️
no "most resent" posts
by od1bo on 2020/10/28 00:08
the worse. it was usable only (!) because of easy to choose the "most recent posts" feature. now it's gone - just delete it, no use
App
by #1 Elo on 2020/10/27 23:30
The best app you can login anything whit out issues thanks guys nice work
Arabia
by Alshefer on 2020/10/27 10:54
الرجاء توفير اللغة العربية
Needs work
by katt331 on 2020/10/27 02:12
There’s no way to see and use the Facebook avatars. There’s tons of sponsored ads. The Facebook desktop doesn’t load. There’s just a blank page. It’s almost perfect. Just needs a few tweaks
Keeps logging you out constantly.
by Real time critic on 2020/10/27 01:47
Keeps logging out constantly. Annoying
It’s ok
by rosehill1969 on 2020/10/26 21:34
This is an ok little app if you don’t want the fb app on your phone. But lately it seems to be glitching and you have to sign in over and over. Plus it also has restrictions on video uploads and some photo uploads. Wish it worked better, because I despise having both fb and messenger on my phone. So much so that I’ve removed messenger. Please make this a better app! And now it seems to have decided that “top stories” is all you can see, so I guess I’ll be removing it from my phone. If I wanted that crap I could just install the fb app.
Really Lost Its Way
by TheLegendOfSam91 on 2020/10/26 19:37
Pros: -Download photos, videos, and gifs from sites like Instagram and Twitter -Hide stories on Facebook -Access multiple social media accounts from one place Cons: -Ads, ads, and more ads -Some accounts can’t default to latest/newest first like they can in the official apps from those sites -Got rid of features that made it preferable to the official apps -Can’t download anything from Tumblr I installed this app specifically because it allowed me to hide ads on Facebook and other social media sites. I began loving it because it allowed me to download photos and videos from practically everywhere. There were some issues initially, such as the download button not appearing until you closed and reopened the app, Twitter not letting you download photos (gifs and videos were fine), and Tumblr not having an option for anything, to name a few. This app allowed filtering your news feeds (where it was an option on the site itself) to show latest stuff by default. It also let you hide stories on the sites that use them. With the latest update, I’m wondering if/when I’m even going to bother using this app for anything other than downloading photos, and even then, I have no more drive to do so. The ads are back and just as bad as ever. My Facebook feed was littered with ads and pages I liked and thought I’d unfollowed years ago. Twitter wouldn’t let me show top tweets by default, which the actual Twitter app does, but I was pleased to see photos are now downloadable, which the actual Twitter app also does. Tumblr is the same dumpster fire it has always been. Though I was able to reset Facebook to show most recent by default, I honestly don’t know if I’m going to bother with this app anymore. Maybe if I see something that I just can’t download on another app, but even then, I’m not sure that I’ll want to bother with this one. This app does have some other features others might enjoy, such as being able to change the app’s icon, enabling elation lock within the app itself, and some other stuff, but none of those matter to me and they aren’t enough to justify continuing to use this app in its current state.
Ads are back
by ryan5373755854 on 2020/10/26 17:49
After 8.8, the premium adblocking has ceased. Please fix!
There are ads now
by ~Beeba~ on 2020/10/26 13:51
I use friendly everyday and I loved that it didn’t show me any ads, but two days ago there was an update and I see ads now. Thinking of deleting it and even deleting my whole Facebook account. It’s just become such an annoying experience lately
Friendly
by shelly my and evan on 2020/10/25 23:48
Love this So easy no hassle Thank you
Latest version stopped blocking ads.
by Ok, still needs work. on 2020/10/25 18:06
Found this app to block the annoying sponsored ads on Facebook. Best purchase ever.
What happened?
by Wetgrind on 2020/10/25 17:10
I always liked this app because it blocked ads. Now we have tracking filters instead of Ad Block and I’m seeing a ton of ads. ***For those users having the same issue, use the word filter that hides post by keyword. Type ‘Sponsored’. It will block the ad.*** Please look into this.
App was awesome until today
by angiec187 on 2020/10/25 08:41
I went from having almost zero ads to every single thing in my feed is an ad....
Bad update/design decision
by eatstorming on 2020/10/25 00:27
I'll preface this with my overall opinion: this is a decent app. When you consider how hard Facebook makes for developers to create anything that gives users more control over their experience, what these developers have accomplished with this app so far is remarkable. That said, the latest update (8.8) made a change that seriously made me rethink using this app and Facebook altogether. Perhaps the biggest feature for me is the filters on the feed, where you create a list of keywords that automatically hide or highlight posts. I don't care about highlighting posts, but have been using it to hide the plethora of useless nonsense Facebook forces upon us for years (memories, games, etc) and some subjects I don't want flooding my feed. Then on 8.8 the devs moved the filters to a different section of the settings and my guess is that internally the filters section changed its name. Result? Dozens of filters created over years of using this app (yes, I have the paid version) wiped out. Apparently either I submit to seeing all of that stuff I filtered out over years, or manually add everything again..... The worst part is how tedious the filtering works on this app. You need navigate to the settings, scroll to the hide by keyword option, enter the keyword, save. If at least there was an easier way to add a filter from a post you don't want to see.. But there isn't.
Confusing
by gowithphone on 2020/10/20 18:30
Confusing to use! Haven’t figured it out but I heard it’s great!
YouTube Ads
by ShredDead on 2020/10/19 14:45
Always room for improvement. Now to implement removing all the YouTube ads and tracking, particularly when opening a link using your browser with AdBlocker turned on.
لماذا لا استطيع نشر الفديو
by لماذا لا استطيع نشر الفديو on 2020/10/12 21:03
لماذا لا استطيع نشر الفديو
What the heck happened?
by At the end of my rope on 2020/10/08 15:30
I've been using friendly for a couple of years now. Worked flawlessly. Since the last update the app is not stable and continually logs me out even while using. Yes the app has been reinstalled multiple times. The Rantbook mobile app is garbage that's why I bummed that friendly has become unstable as it was my hub for all things social media...
Anonymous Story Viewing not working
by Kickyy on 2020/10/08 01:48
Love the app but anonymous viewing not working Please fix!
Awesome!
by Morwen on 2020/10/06 00:23
Highly recommend this app if you don’t want to be forced to view whatever Facebook wants to feed you in your news feed. Also love I can read Messenger msgs again, no way was I going to install Facebook AND their Messaging app when it could just all be in the same app. Thank you for developing this app! Only sorry it took me so long to find it!
Cant download anymore
by sabrinacarpenter3 on 2020/09/30 13:10
i cant download video or photos from instagram story’s Or Posts anymore since last update ... Fix it IMPORTANT
Need an update
by EruditeBrat on 2020/09/26 21:53
It was great app before—now you can’t download an image or video—kept getting failed to download message. We hope the developer will fix this issue soon. Thanks
Facebook albums
by chola_gsd on 2020/09/24 02:58
This app is the best, way better than the Facebook app due to its constantly annoying updates. But one thing, maybe make a setting to where I can add videos as well to albums? I can’t add any videos to albums unless I make it as a post. Would be the best if y’all do that, other than that, friendly is 100% the best app
Sorting by latest shows nothing
by KoalaBackfist on 2020/09/23 22:13
Have to revert back to “popular” in the activity feed
Can’t download video any longer
by OC_Mom_of_3 on 2020/09/23 18:23
I thought it was bc I needed to use the friendly plus app so I paid the $1.99 for that but can’t download there either. Not cool!
Terrible
by Jayway71 on 2020/09/23 05:34
Every time I log in to this app it makes me change my pass to a NEW one every time bc I have to do the same stuff when I log back into Facebook I can’t use the app it’s a waste of time I don’t recommend it
5 star
by solo en texas on 2020/09/23 02:16
Best app ever!!!! So easy to use.. Forget all other apps...this is the one.
Getting worse and worse
by Doubloh on 2020/09/22 15:15
App is really slow to being updated or is being sabotaged by FB The same 5-10 stories will cycle over and over and over again both on recent and top stories. Please fix.
Update
by wsaabie on 2020/09/22 01:52
Wish you would update more often. More and more bugs pop up and it takes forever for a fix. Great otherwise
Updates killed a great app
by carrsonn on 2020/09/21 14:33
Used this app for years, the last few updates introduced new bugs such as logging out of account, the same two or three posts endlessly and now can’t view recent stories. APP DELETED.
Cant send fb messages unless friended
by morwen_uial on 2020/09/20 00:39
In general, to spite the amount of ads and broken seams in transition to other sites, I appreciated having access to messages without having to download messenger. Since the updates, you can only send messages to names that will pre-populate in messages. Now, as an example, you can no longer can’t click on the message button to someone you’re not already friends with and send a message. Now, a prompt to download FB messenger is the only place it will take you when trying to do that. Which pretty much defeats the main purpose of why some folks use it.
Very Disappointed
by Most-Hi on 2020/09/19 04:56
The app doesn’t work. It worked perfectly the first 2 times that I used it but after that nothing.
Endless loop of the same 10 posts
by rus_sel on 2020/09/19 04:39
I guess it’s great if you only want to see 1000s of pages of the same few posts from your feed.
What’s up
by problemchild 19642012 on 2020/09/18 15:46
The is was a good app now all the sudden I can’t click on on zyngas posts from FarmVille on Facebook and I use to when was the last time this app was updated? Still can’t click on FarmVille posts and I use to . This was a great app. Your app iwill not open it’s a white screen it’s been 2 years since an update why so long ?
Love it
by Canoe ski on 2020/09/18 04:09
I love the convenience of this app and I love the dark mode it’s amazing! I paid for the pro totally worth it and it supports this indie developer I highly recommend it. The facebook app is always mixing the app layout and just makes it hard to find anything. This app friendly totally simplifies all of the mess. What are you doing download it!
Doesn’t work!
by AppReviewer305 on 2020/09/17 03:58
I used this app for years up until recently. For the last two days the app has been asking for my login info instead of my passcode. And no matter how many times I put it in, the app keeps asking. It’s extremely frustrating. I’m deleting.
What happened?
by Hera2007 on 2020/09/17 01:48
Newest update makes zero sense and many features have completely disappeared.
I love this app..
by IvzRox on 2020/09/16 06:52
Love this app , can download video's from fb .
Nice app but...
by davekriss on 2020/09/16 00:19
Edit Aug 29,2020 This app has become a mess. First, there are many times when entries in my feed just repeat themselves endlessly. Logging out then back in doesn’t resolve it. Later I’ll come back and that behavior stops until the next time. Second, my feed never includes everything, particularly recent posts. I’ve compared my feed display on Friendly to one on Safari, and Safari always has many more recent posts. Also, there are too many times when I click on an article, it opens to a new page in Friendly, I read it then tap the back button in the upper left to be returned to the beginning of my feed rather than where I left off. Also, when I tap on a series of photos that are in a single post, I almost always have problems scrolling through them. At some random point, scrolling comes to a halt and when I try to go further down, it’s like the page is on a tight rubber band—I can see there are more photos below but they just won’t scroll past the top of the next photo. At this point, I can no longer recommend this app. ________________
Love the app but
by cbirn557 on 2020/09/15 01:17
since the last update it logs me out of all Social media account each time I switch to another account. Super annoying to have constantly log back in to each account. And yes I have the paid upgrade. Please fix this! EDIT: the above issue is still a huge problem and now, the app starts using a huge amount of battery and causing my phone to run hot. Had to delete it off my phone till you fix this. Used to be a great app but not anymore.
PERFECTO!!
by Papi513 on 2020/09/14 17:47
👍
Mlleun
by fvcbvc on 2020/09/14 14:18
Rolex. Mlleun
Buggy and getting worse
by AnotherMacLover on 2020/09/13 05:04
I have used this app for years. Most of that time, I have been satisfied with it. But lately, it seems that the developers are too focused on adding features, while major glitches make the app practically unusable. A few updates ago, it started logging me out of my account at random times. This bug has gotten worse and worse - now I have to log in every time I open the app. I use a long and complicated password, and I’m tired of having to type it in. I’m using this app less and less, and I’m close to just deleting it.
It works
by Bo0z on 2020/09/12 12:09
Thank you friendly, I had some videos on fb from 10 years ago that I wanted to save and finally get to do it because of you! I appreciate it so much! Thank you
No Messenger tone
by Tgibbs1888 on 2020/09/10 01:46
I recently switched from an Android to an IPhone. When I looked for the Facebook Lite app that I used it wasn’t there so I picked Friendly. It seemed great it the Facebook section is awesome and is just like the Facebook Lite that I used to use. But, I noticed that not matter what I do the Messenger section will not give me a notification when I get a message. So, I had to download the Messenger app from Facebook that I got this application to avoid in order to receive notifications.
Good App But Needs Work
by 01dyna on 2020/09/10 00:42
Usable replacement for the heavily flawed Facebook app but one thing I find annoying and is making me consider removing it is that there doesn’t seem to be any way to delete notifications. They just keep piling up. The way I’ve found to remove them is to use the real Facebook app. Kinda defeats purpose don’t you think?
Phantom Notifications
by rebretz000 on 2020/09/09 18:01
Tons of phantom notifications. I have the app on my phone and tablet but I’m not even signed into Facebook yet I get notifications constantly throughout the day.
Please respond →Desperately needs a FWD ⏭ button/function
by Mr Isidro on 2020/09/07 23:54
Can you please add a “Forward” ❯ button or swiping function? Currently you only have a ❮ back button that appears when browsing. And also only the go backwards swiping works but not the swiping forward. As you know every browser has both a ❮go backwards function and a ❯ go forward one. If your app already has this ability please let me know how it works. Thank you so much! - JR ------- My Last REVIEW------- 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!
Confused
by Secretkpr9 on 2020/09/07 04:44
The ENTIRE point of downloading this app was the ability to download videos and the convenience of having access to multiple social media accounts from one app. This is no longer generally possible so what’s the point of anyone keeping the app? After several updates these issues continue to plague. “IF” they’re ever resolved, I’ll update my review and rating. Sad to see such a great app being destroyed.
Glitches too much
by Nayjekdjsndb on 2020/09/06 11:37
I have been enjoying the app honestly and overlooking minor glitches but it’s constantly posting my comments and replies without everything I just typed and I have to edit and retype and I’m kinda just tired of it so I’ll have to delete. May redownload later.
Font size
by tam.z on 2020/09/05 16:07
The app is a good app but the large fonts is no bigger than the normal size. Can you please give us more options to make the text size bigger. TY
Instagram support
by adelrico on 2020/09/05 13:56
Can you get Instagram notifications in this app?
Can’t download videos on instagram
by User3845896215 on 2020/09/04 06:23
I LOVE this app but ever since the update I can’t download videos on instagram anymore please fix!!
Great but slow
by CallMeFil on 2020/08/31 22:06
Very good but takes 3 seconds to load any content. Highest internet 100mbps and iPhone 11pro
I love this App
by TechMahn on 2020/08/30 18:13
I love this little messenger has all the options I want to set Facebook up the way I like it for me it’s a bonus that it does other apps like Twitter and Tumblr I’m so glad I bought the ad free version
Go Live Option
by SassySandy7056 on 2020/08/29 14:38
I love this app. You can customize color options to suit your most like color. You can chat messenger right from the app. I just have one question. Will this app ever support Go Live Option? When that becomes available I will completely delete all other apps for FaceBook and give a 5 Star rating bc then this app will be absolutely perfection.
Log in bug never fixed
by _Vaughn_ on 2020/08/29 01:40
all these recent updates that say “log in issue fixed”... NOTHING HAPPENED... Endless times where the app completely logs you out of your account... It’s tiring...
Highly recommend ! Way Better then Using FB!!!
by BikerBunnyD on 2020/08/27 12:19
Love all aspects of FB integrated in one app! Too bad you can’t do calls through Friendly’s version of Messenger. Friendly app better FB App than Facebook’s version. 4 stars B/c can not make calls or video chat on Friendly‘s messenger. Great app though. Regularly updated. Please make it so we can call /video call via friendly messenger.,ty
Bogus daily noon “notification”
by jcdill on 2020/08/26 21:41
Every day at 12 noon I get a phone notification from the Friendly app that I have a “new notification”. I have all notifications turned OFF for all logins except 1, and that login never has a new notification.
Scam
by ugottafriend on 2020/08/26 02:36
They took my money, $1.99 plus tax for Friendly Plus, and did not deliver. Still inundated with ads. The app was updated today and still just as bad as it was. I have proof of purchase. They owe me that money back.
Tired of logging in every day
by Chulo Skylark on 2020/08/24 19:12
Like it when I don't have to log in over and over and over and over and over and.....
Can no longer download from IG
by Nohealani Aipa on 2020/08/24 18:15
The app took away the ability to download video from IG. That was one of the main reason I downloaded the app.
Praying praying for your families praying safety safety prayers safety safety worldwide
by christinachristine on 2020/08/24 02:10
Praying for your families
Can no longer download Instagram photos/videos
by Gentle Squash on 2020/08/23 18:05
Still better than having separate apps with sketchy permissions. But I do miss the download feature on Instagram. It only allows copying the link or caption now.
Buena, pero....
by Janoya14 on 2020/08/23 11:09
Todavía falta poder ver muchas cosas como en facebook.
Eh. It’s ok.
by amienkaleb on 2020/08/22 19:36
Update: I came back to use friendly on 8.22.2020 hoping beyond hope that after more than a year, the apps push notifications would work & I’m finding myself once again, disappointed. If I want to get push notifications, I have to leave the app open and running on the background and even then, they don’t always push through. I really wish this app worked better. Still a little slow, runs much like a web browser. ——— Update 8.5.18 Tried every possible way to contact support about the notifications, no one ever read the messages let alone reply. I’m done. ________ As an app it works fine, a little slow but fine. The notifications don’t work, I even paid the $1.99 thinking it would help, it didn’t. I have contacted the developer via Facebook per their instructions and crickets. Other than that, I can see friends, comment pics and react and even see the dumb stories and it all works fine. The ads telling me to download the Facebook app so I can have full function is insulting since they showed up after I paid, I can live without commenting gifs, really. It the actual notifications, if they worked as they’re intended, I might consider giving it a better rating.
Lovely
by Danielleftv on 2020/08/21 07:55
I really love this application ❤️
Constantly loses account info now
by Ghyehjshnydbb on 2020/08/20 23:29
I’m tired of re-logging in every time I want to use it. Deleted. Regretfully.
Good when it works.
by Ninja kReX on 2020/08/20 17:44
Works great when it doesn’t sign you out for no reason. then constantly asks for your sign in when launching yet if you go to accounts it says it’s added. This started happening recently. Starting to think about uninstalling if It makes me re add my account every week.
Please respond →Desperately needs a FWD ⏭ button/function
by Mr Isidro on 2020/09/07 23:54
Can you please add a “Forward” ❯ button or swiping function? Currently you only have a ❮ back button that appears when browsing. And also only the go backwards swiping works but not the swiping forward. As you know every browser has both a ❮go backwards function and a ❯ go forward one. If your app already has this ability please let me know how it works. Thank you so much! - JR ------- My Last REVIEW------- 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!
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!
Bad connections
by jinx up on 2020/08/18 17:50
Once again, you update and it blocks me out of using the app from my other devices. I don’t want to use family sharing. It opens up a whole new can of worms. The more you improve the more it goes wrong. Soon it won’t be worth anything as an app. Update, sent a beta version on test flight that fixed the problem. My other devices that I used for Facebook account worked just fine. The other just crashed right after you tried to start it. Reinstall did nothing. The beta version started it up right away. The fix came fast and although I have had this problem previously it was fixed as well. Other than that this program is a great program with some bugs. Better than the Facebook app by far. Next, since everyone one is password crazy, which is fine. I don’t want to have to signed into this app everyday. I sign in for too much already, thank you. Just like having to respond to this. It gets tiring. About ready to can the whole social app concept. Found it!
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!!!
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.
Bad update/design decision
by eatstorming on 2020/10/25 00:27
I'll preface this with my overall opinion: this is a decent app. When you consider how hard Facebook makes for developers to create anything that gives users more control over their experience, what these developers have accomplished with this app so far is remarkable. That said, the latest update (8.8) made a change that seriously made me rethink using this app and Facebook altogether. Perhaps the biggest feature for me is the filters on the feed, where you create a list of keywords that automatically hide or highlight posts. I don't care about highlighting posts, but have been using it to hide the plethora of useless nonsense Facebook forces upon us for years (memories, games, etc) and some subjects I don't want flooding my feed. Then on 8.8 the devs moved the filters to a different section of the settings and my guess is that internally the filters section changed its name. Result? Dozens of filters created over years of using this app (yes, I have the paid version) wiped out. Apparently either I submit to seeing all of that stuff I filtered out over years, or manually add everything again..... The worst part is how tedious the filtering works on this app. You need navigate to the settings, scroll to the hide by keyword option, enter the keyword, save. If at least there was an easier way to add a filter from a post you don't want to see.. But there isn't.
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.
Obviously Glitchy
by JWT2084 on 2020/11/10 21:55
When I first downloaded this app for my FB, it worked good, but then it logged me out and wouldn’t let me log back in. I did the paid version, and made sure everything was up to date on my phone, and with this app. I ended up having to uninstall it, then pay for it a SECOND time. Today, my entire news feed disappeared. I submitted a ticket, but haven’t heard back yet. I’m almost certain this app has a lot of issues now, and they want you to keep paying them to have it. I had it about a week the first time, and now the same this time around. It worked mostly fine when it worked except it was super slow at times, and it had a hard time being able to share anything or open up certain links from other pages. While I think this app could’ve been good, it’s obviously not a good long term option if you have to keep deleting it, paying for it each time, then reinstalling it.
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.
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.
“No more posts to show right now” makes no sense.
by Hearkat on 2020/11/05 23:01
I’ve been using Friendly for several years, because of how easy it is to manage multiple accounts. But this latest update is frustrating me. I get to the ‘end’ of Facebook, where it says there are no more posts to show right now. That’s impossible. Facebook has been around for over a decade, and I have any friends and am in a lot of active groups. There is no possibility that I could even scroll through all the activity for one day if I access FB from my desktop - especially with all that’s . I’ve tried chronological view and top stories and that happens with both. There have been various issues and glitches over the years, but this makes it nearly unusable.
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
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.
Really like the app
by Bluebunnybabe on 2020/07/27 13:09
I’ve been using friendly for years since Facebook forced Messenger down everyone’s throats. I like using the Friendly app to read my messages on Facebook without having to use Messenger. For some reason, this doesn’t work to message a new person anymore, but it’s great for talking to people I’m already connected with. I would give this app five stars, but there are some things that work better with the actual Facebook app, so I have to use both. One thing I will say is that I had a problem with the app a few days ago, and the developer emailed me when it was fixed this morning. I have never had that happen with any app. Pretty cool.
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.
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.
Just as good as Facebook app
by RadiantLux on 2020/04/21 16:37
I’m able to use friendly to get to my FB feed. It works the same as the iPhone app, as far as I can tell. The one drawback is I do have trouble using the search bar to find people. If I want to go to a friend’s page, I don’t know how to search for them. I have to go to my friends list. I didn’t see much in the app description about privacy. One of my friends just posted that the FB app is looking at your “off Facebook activity” and you need go to FB app settings to turn that off. I think using Friendly prevents such spying. Friendly has me logging in quite frequently. That is a little annoying.
gotten quite buggy
by mtntech on 2020/05/16 22:05
I can’t even begin to list all the bugs in the FB integration. Most infuriatingly it constantly resets the feed to the top, whether you toggle away to another app for even a few seconds, or even if you were in the middle of entering a comment on a post. It completely ignores all contextual hints that it should stay put. IMO it should never reset the feed unless requested to by the user. Also if you scroll up too far when writing a long post it calls for feed reset and you lose the entire post! It’s unfortunate how infrequently it gets updated, and when it does happen it never seems to address the most obvious and egregious bugs in the current version. Also a lot of feature lag: it still doesn’t handle large text posts with backgound, nor support GIF comments.
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.
iPhone 5s user😃
by Ak Living on 2019/12/07 15:22
So far so good! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Plus My phone lost so much weight 😂 I was hesitant about getting a app like this. I’m so glad I did!! There are apps out there that claim to be the best multi apps.. I purchased a few of them in the past, and always without fail.. End up being a bigger headache and hard to navigate, more than I want to deal with. Ya know? This app however is not a headache and is very easy to navigate, with the exception of Instagram that one is a little trickier, but I’m sure I’ll figure it all out soon. 😉 I love that you can choose whatever color you want! I’m always struggling with storage.. I deleted Facebook and messenger and Instagram with confidence. I see a lot of potential here! I will be a dedicated user. ❤️🥰 Hats off to the developers!!!! I can’t thank you enough for developing this space saving fun app! Those looking for a better and funnier app for Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger I highly recommend this app!!
It's amazing that it works at all
by Tesla Bell on 2020/11/11 14:00
Update: the ad blocker for Facebook has vanished from the latest version. That was the biggest reason to use Friendly despite its flakiness. Old review: I'm a privacy freak, so this is the only way I'll use Facebook in my iPad. Unfortunately, the app doesn't always work well. Since iOS 13, for example, the arrow keys on my Apple Keyboard no longer work in Friendly. Some features available in the Facebook desktop site appear to be missing in this app. And the app status line sometimes disappears until I kill the app and reload it. Comments to the developer about these issues have gone unanswered. I still use it, but I do with it (and its users) got a bit more attention from developers.
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.
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.
Great idea, unfortunately unusable
by Alg0181 on 2020/01/31 00:33
The app isn’t really usable in its current state. Many videos and posts won’t load except on actual Facebook, and some of the UI is frustrating (why two different back arrows??). But the problem that made me uninstall is that holding your finger on the screen for longer than the millisecond it takes to swipe triggers the app to select/copy the text from the post (as if you want to copy/paste it). It happens incredibly frequently and is super duper annoying. I keep checking back every couple of years to see if friendly has improved. Wish there was a true FB app alternative out there.
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.
Not very good
by JomeytheHomey on 2019/12/11 06:52
App seems unfinished even though it’s been around for a while. Awesome concept if it worked properly. Navigation is kinda clunky. My biggest annoyance that I’ve been trying to get around is the fact that I use this to manage customers through Facebook marketplace and it doesn’t push notifications through at all. Thought I missed a setting and after a couple hours of reading others experiences it seems that a lot of people have messaged the developer about the same issues and never got a response. I just uninstalled this unfortunately. I don’t know how people can use a social media app without any notifications until you physically check the app.
Kept me from abandoning Facebook
by St@r-L0rd on 2020/01/10 07:24
I HATE the political saturation of social media. I was so nauseated by what I saw that I wanted to block some of my own family. I had deleted the Facebook app off my phone and was seriously toying with the idea of deleting my account altogether..... then I discovered "Friendly" not only does it allow me to filter out all the political posts and mud slinging, it also allows me to block ads something that is also very important to me. I will never go back to the official Facebook app. Thank you for this 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.
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!
This app has become extremely unstable
by Jimbo724 on 2020/03/07 19:31
I gave a good review at first but after the last couple of incremental updates the app is extremely unstable. I have reported multiple problems on the Friendly Facebook page with no response. The latest problem is that the screen content inside the app borders repeatedly flashes white and disappears, sometimes returning and sometimes not. When this happens, the app is unusable. Closing and reopening the app solves the problem temporarily, but the problem always returns and makes the app unusable again.
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.
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
Use Facebook without invasive app -perfectly
by thewebbix on 2020/02/25 19:31
I deleted the native app to avoid several potential privacy concerns. Finding Friendly made it easy. Does an excellent job as a mobile UI with full functionality. PLUS several other benefits not available in the native app. It also adds Instagram capability and a nice twitter interface. It’s actively supported and the developer is responsive to feedback. Well worth the nominal fee for peace of mind and a bonus of useful functions.
Mostly ok but a few problems
by grumpyoldhag on 2019/12/15 23:45
I like this app for keeping my newsfeed current without constantly showing me “popular” posts that I’m not interested in. My biggest problem with this app is that it will freeze and closes automatically almost every time I try to post a reply or send a message. There is no workaround that I have found. If you reopen and try to post again it sometimes will go through but usually will freeze and close again. The only way that I know for sure to get a message/reply posted is to close the app and open it via browser.
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.
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!
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.
Keeps crashing and logging me out
by jeffthebean on 2020/04/16 15:04
I'll be in the middle of doing something on Facebook, and the app with force the page to reload, then taking me to a login screen. I was logged in a few seconds ago, and didn’t proceed to logout when the app reloaded whatever I was doing-not sure why I suddenly have to log back in. Oh-and I paid for ads to be removed and I still see the occasional ad. No ads should mean not ads. I paid something for this app, and the developer can’t even keep it working properly.
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
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.
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.
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Friendly Social Browser
Description
With Friendly, you only need one app for all your social needs. Access your Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Reddit and other social accounts in one powerful browser app. One App for all your social accounts - Save space on your device - Preserve your battery - Save Data Usage - Easily switch between multiple accounts Take Control of your privacy - Friendly Privacy Shield (blocks social, advertising and content trackers) - Use FaceID, TouchID or Passcode to Login - Block click trackers Take Control of your data - Easily download or repost any of your Photos & Videos - Advanced Media Player (play in background, adjust speed, Picture-in-Picture) - Order feed by Most Recent - Filter/Highlight feeds by keywords Enjoy your social experience again - Colorful Themes - Night Mode - Adjust Font Size GIVE FRIENDLY A TRY ! And don't hesitate to reach out if you need anything CONTACT / HELP & FEEDBACK Please use link on this page, or message us from the app help menu Notes: - Facebook® and the Facebook logo are trademarks of Facebook Inc. - Friendly is not affiliated with, endorsed, or sponsored by Facebook
Mr Scott
by Icynef on 2020/11/27 00:07
I love you happy thanksgiving 💯🥳
Multiple Photos Download
by PunjabiHit on 2020/11/26 04:29
Really love the app! Kindly also add an option to download all photos at once for a multi-photo post.
Great app for my HS / FB acct.
by Rebeck.. love Friendly 🤗 on 2020/11/21 18:29
I've used this app from day one of it birth. I'd like to say thanks to Friendly for growing and updating this easy to use app over the year. 👍🏼😎👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼
Idea is great, but
by juanabacoa on 2020/11/16 23:08
I really had high hopes for this app, but when I try to comment or reply to a post, the app scrolls to the top of the page and my comment disappears
I paid for ad removal, now it vanished
by alalaka on 2020/11/16 16:50
Unsatisfied
Hozan
by xalib__gardi on 2020/11/16 14:55
Hozan
Stopped working with update, third time it’s done this
by JanelleMarisa on 2020/11/16 06:25
Update keeps destroying the app. Try testing first
Love it
by miglena jones on 2020/11/15 03:43
I love the friendly app
Get prompted to login every 1-3 days
by adidasnmotion on 2020/11/14 04:15
This is a great app but for some reason for at least the last month or two I periodically have to login like every 1-3 days of use. Is there a way to fix this? I’d gladly change my review to 5 stars if the developers can help me fix this one problem.
If. wax AZ.
by The texOgram guy on 2020/11/13 00:15
... yo. T. Day. Keeps. On. Saying. We. In. BJ N. J.
It's amazing that it works at all
by Tesla Bell on 2020/11/11 14:00
Update: the ad blocker for Facebook has vanished from the latest version. That was the biggest reason to use Friendly despite its flakiness. Old review: I'm a privacy freak, so this is the only way I'll use Facebook in my iPad. Unfortunately, the app doesn't always work well. Since iOS 13, for example, the arrow keys on my Apple Keyboard no longer work in Friendly. Some features available in the Facebook desktop site appear to be missing in this app. And the app status line sometimes disappears until I kill the app and reload it. Comments to the developer about these issues have gone unanswered. I still use it, but I do with it (and its users) got a bit more attention from developers.
Obviously Glitchy
by JWT2084 on 2020/11/10 21:55
When I first downloaded this app for my FB, it worked good, but then it logged me out and wouldn’t let me log back in. I did the paid version, and made sure everything was up to date on my phone, and with this app. I ended up having to uninstall it, then pay for it a SECOND time. Today, my entire news feed disappeared. I submitted a ticket, but haven’t heard back yet. I’m almost certain this app has a lot of issues now, and they want you to keep paying them to have it. I had it about a week the first time, and now the same this time around. It worked mostly fine when it worked except it was super slow at times, and it had a hard time being able to share anything or open up certain links from other pages. While I think this app could’ve been good, it’s obviously not a good long term option if you have to keep deleting it, paying for it each time, then reinstalling it.
Can not post after update
by larosa57lr on 2020/11/10 04:14
Can not post after latest update
Posting
by djsouth870 on 2020/11/10 00:55
All of a sudden the app won’t let the photo thing pop up so I can post a picture. Needs to be fix
Not so friendly, lately.
by Lord Snoopy on 2020/11/10 00:13
Latest update removed my ability to post photos, and requires frequent, random log-ins.
Account
by LS Shelley Enterprises LLC on 2020/11/09 02:00
Can not login to the account.
Excellent
by IrishLad_JB on 2020/11/07 23:43
Probably the best app on the internet.
Makes Facebook work for YOU
by Sarasara Bo Bara on 2020/11/07 14:35
It only refreshes when you want it to, and only accesses messenger when you want it to, NOT when Facebook wants to. Nuff said.
“No more posts to show right now” makes no sense.
by Hearkat on 2020/11/05 23:01
I’ve been using Friendly for several years, because of how easy it is to manage multiple accounts. But this latest update is frustrating me. I get to the ‘end’ of Facebook, where it says there are no more posts to show right now. That’s impossible. Facebook has been around for over a decade, and I have any friends and am in a lot of active groups. There is no possibility that I could even scroll through all the activity for one day if I access FB from my desktop - especially with all that’s . I’ve tried chronological view and top stories and that happens with both. There have been various issues and glitches over the years, but this makes it nearly unusable.
Can’t take me to where I got mentioned!!
by Draxler Dok on 2020/11/05 18:21
Whenever someone mentions and I click the noti, it doesn’t take me to the comment I got mentioned from instead it just drops me within the thousand comments Really frustrating
Glitch Requesting Repeat Logins
by BrokerinLA on 2020/11/04 17:19
For weeks now I’ve been consistently getting messages requiring I login again. I login to my accounts and goes back to same login screen. Very frustrating when before this was an awesome app.
Ads
by Patricia.Naja on 2020/11/04 14:15
The Ad Blocker button has been disabled and a distracting animated Ad Banner is now at the top of the screen. I deleted Friendly
No messaging
by austin6598 on 2020/11/02 23:43
Cannot message from profile page. Works fine through toolbar for existing chats. Have to open safari in incognito and request desktop site to message new people on iPhone 6s iOS 12
Most recent ?
by mikeuzuuz on 2020/10/31 02:21
I appreciate it ! I apologize have 5 star back
Why?
by D**** G****** on 2020/10/30 15:29
It’s so cool how I have it set to most recent, and then when I come back later it’s set to top stories. And then I change it to most recent again, and then I come back later and it set to top stories. If I wanted top stories, I will set it to top stories. But I actually want most recent. Why do I have to change it every time? It is super cute the way you show me how you’ve hidden the sponsored content, especially since I’ve paid to hide ads. Thanks for telling me about that. Absolutely not necessary.
Most Recent
by still using though on 2020/10/29 14:46
Where did the “most recent” option go?
Not secure
by Whitesno on 2020/10/29 10:16
This is second time i tried and second time my info got exposed . Either the app is not safe or its facebook itself. Had it not been for that i would say five stars cuz i liked the developers all in one features. Please fix the phishing or hacking vulnerabilities
Garbage now
by Tropicana Jones on 2020/10/29 03:58
Friendly used to be great. It’s garbage now. No “most recent” available. Ads are back. Really the key features to not be echo chambered. G’bye!
How to delete thus APP?
by ALEXANDERTHEGREATENTER on 2020/10/28 18:00
please tell me how to delete this APP
Loved in the beginning
by Bounds78 on 2020/10/28 13:17
I LOVED this app in the beginning and even made a nice donation to it. But now I can’t arrange my stories by post order, just “top stories”. I HATE that!! Especially since it’s only showing me about 10 posts and then saying there are no more posts to show. I might as well go back to the actual Facebook app. Now I feel terrible because I told a bunch of people to download this app and they all made donations as well. 🤦🏼‍♀️
no "most resent" posts
by od1bo on 2020/10/28 00:08
the worse. it was usable only (!) because of easy to choose the "most recent posts" feature. now it's gone - just delete it, no use
App
by #1 Elo on 2020/10/27 23:30
The best app you can login anything whit out issues thanks guys nice work
Arabia
by Alshefer on 2020/10/27 10:54
الرجاء توفير اللغة العربية
Needs work
by katt331 on 2020/10/27 02:12
There’s no way to see and use the Facebook avatars. There’s tons of sponsored ads. The Facebook desktop doesn’t load. There’s just a blank page. It’s almost perfect. Just needs a few tweaks
Keeps logging you out constantly.
by Real time critic on 2020/10/27 01:47
Keeps logging out constantly. Annoying
It’s ok
by rosehill1969 on 2020/10/26 21:34
This is an ok little app if you don’t want the fb app on your phone. But lately it seems to be glitching and you have to sign in over and over. Plus it also has restrictions on video uploads and some photo uploads. Wish it worked better, because I despise having both fb and messenger on my phone. So much so that I’ve removed messenger. Please make this a better app! And now it seems to have decided that “top stories” is all you can see, so I guess I’ll be removing it from my phone. If I wanted that crap I could just install the fb app.
Really Lost Its Way
by TheLegendOfSam91 on 2020/10/26 19:37
Pros: -Download photos, videos, and gifs from sites like Instagram and Twitter -Hide stories on Facebook -Access multiple social media accounts from one place Cons: -Ads, ads, and more ads -Some accounts can’t default to latest/newest first like they can in the official apps from those sites -Got rid of features that made it preferable to the official apps -Can’t download anything from Tumblr I installed this app specifically because it allowed me to hide ads on Facebook and other social media sites. I began loving it because it allowed me to download photos and videos from practically everywhere. There were some issues initially, such as the download button not appearing until you closed and reopened the app, Twitter not letting you download photos (gifs and videos were fine), and Tumblr not having an option for anything, to name a few. This app allowed filtering your news feeds (where it was an option on the site itself) to show latest stuff by default. It also let you hide stories on the sites that use them. With the latest update, I’m wondering if/when I’m even going to bother using this app for anything other than downloading photos, and even then, I have no more drive to do so. The ads are back and just as bad as ever. My Facebook feed was littered with ads and pages I liked and thought I’d unfollowed years ago. Twitter wouldn’t let me show top tweets by default, which the actual Twitter app does, but I was pleased to see photos are now downloadable, which the actual Twitter app also does. Tumblr is the same dumpster fire it has always been. Though I was able to reset Facebook to show most recent by default, I honestly don’t know if I’m going to bother with this app anymore. Maybe if I see something that I just can’t download on another app, but even then, I’m not sure that I’ll want to bother with this one. This app does have some other features others might enjoy, such as being able to change the app’s icon, enabling elation lock within the app itself, and some other stuff, but none of those matter to me and they aren’t enough to justify continuing to use this app in its current state.
Ads are back
by ryan5373755854 on 2020/10/26 17:49
After 8.8, the premium adblocking has ceased. Please fix!
There are ads now
by ~Beeba~ on 2020/10/26 13:51
I use friendly everyday and I loved that it didn’t show me any ads, but two days ago there was an update and I see ads now. Thinking of deleting it and even deleting my whole Facebook account. It’s just become such an annoying experience lately
Friendly
by shelly my and evan on 2020/10/25 23:48
Love this So easy no hassle Thank you
Latest version stopped blocking ads.
by Ok, still needs work. on 2020/10/25 18:06
Found this app to block the annoying sponsored ads on Facebook. Best purchase ever.
What happened?
by Wetgrind on 2020/10/25 17:10
I always liked this app because it blocked ads. Now we have tracking filters instead of Ad Block and I’m seeing a ton of ads. ***For those users having the same issue, use the word filter that hides post by keyword. Type ‘Sponsored’. It will block the ad.*** Please look into this.
App was awesome until today
by angiec187 on 2020/10/25 08:41
I went from having almost zero ads to every single thing in my feed is an ad....
Bad update/design decision
by eatstorming on 2020/10/25 00:27
I'll preface this with my overall opinion: this is a decent app. When you consider how hard Facebook makes for developers to create anything that gives users more control over their experience, what these developers have accomplished with this app so far is remarkable. That said, the latest update (8.8) made a change that seriously made me rethink using this app and Facebook altogether. Perhaps the biggest feature for me is the filters on the feed, where you create a list of keywords that automatically hide or highlight posts. I don't care about highlighting posts, but have been using it to hide the plethora of useless nonsense Facebook forces upon us for years (memories, games, etc) and some subjects I don't want flooding my feed. Then on 8.8 the devs moved the filters to a different section of the settings and my guess is that internally the filters section changed its name. Result? Dozens of filters created over years of using this app (yes, I have the paid version) wiped out. Apparently either I submit to seeing all of that stuff I filtered out over years, or manually add everything again..... The worst part is how tedious the filtering works on this app. You need navigate to the settings, scroll to the hide by keyword option, enter the keyword, save. If at least there was an easier way to add a filter from a post you don't want to see.. But there isn't.
Confusing
by gowithphone on 2020/10/20 18:30
Confusing to use! Haven’t figured it out but I heard it’s great!
YouTube Ads
by ShredDead on 2020/10/19 14:45
Always room for improvement. Now to implement removing all the YouTube ads and tracking, particularly when opening a link using your browser with AdBlocker turned on.
لماذا لا استطيع نشر الفديو
by لماذا لا استطيع نشر الفديو on 2020/10/12 21:03
لماذا لا استطيع نشر الفديو
What the heck happened?
by At the end of my rope on 2020/10/08 15:30
I've been using friendly for a couple of years now. Worked flawlessly. Since the last update the app is not stable and continually logs me out even while using. Yes the app has been reinstalled multiple times. The Rantbook mobile app is garbage that's why I bummed that friendly has become unstable as it was my hub for all things social media...
Anonymous Story Viewing not working
by Kickyy on 2020/10/08 01:48
Love the app but anonymous viewing not working Please fix!
Awesome!
by Morwen on 2020/10/06 00:23
Highly recommend this app if you don’t want to be forced to view whatever Facebook wants to feed you in your news feed. Also love I can read Messenger msgs again, no way was I going to install Facebook AND their Messaging app when it could just all be in the same app. Thank you for developing this app! Only sorry it took me so long to find it!
Cant download anymore
by sabrinacarpenter3 on 2020/09/30 13:10
i cant download video or photos from instagram story’s Or Posts anymore since last update ... Fix it IMPORTANT
Need an update
by EruditeBrat on 2020/09/26 21:53
It was great app before—now you can’t download an image or video—kept getting failed to download message. We hope the developer will fix this issue soon. Thanks
Facebook albums
by chola_gsd on 2020/09/24 02:58
This app is the best, way better than the Facebook app due to its constantly annoying updates. But one thing, maybe make a setting to where I can add videos as well to albums? I can’t add any videos to albums unless I make it as a post. Would be the best if y’all do that, other than that, friendly is 100% the best app
Sorting by latest shows nothing
by KoalaBackfist on 2020/09/23 22:13
Have to revert back to “popular” in the activity feed
Can’t download video any longer
by OC_Mom_of_3 on 2020/09/23 18:23
I thought it was bc I needed to use the friendly plus app so I paid the $1.99 for that but can’t download there either. Not cool!
Terrible
by Jayway71 on 2020/09/23 05:34
Every time I log in to this app it makes me change my pass to a NEW one every time bc I have to do the same stuff when I log back into Facebook I can’t use the app it’s a waste of time I don’t recommend it
5 star
by solo en texas on 2020/09/23 02:16
Best app ever!!!! So easy to use.. Forget all other apps...this is the one.
Getting worse and worse
by Doubloh on 2020/09/22 15:15
App is really slow to being updated or is being sabotaged by FB The same 5-10 stories will cycle over and over and over again both on recent and top stories. Please fix.
Update
by wsaabie on 2020/09/22 01:52
Wish you would update more often. More and more bugs pop up and it takes forever for a fix. Great otherwise
Updates killed a great app
by carrsonn on 2020/09/21 14:33
Used this app for years, the last few updates introduced new bugs such as logging out of account, the same two or three posts endlessly and now can’t view recent stories. APP DELETED.
Cant send fb messages unless friended
by morwen_uial on 2020/09/20 00:39
In general, to spite the amount of ads and broken seams in transition to other sites, I appreciated having access to messages without having to download messenger. Since the updates, you can only send messages to names that will pre-populate in messages. Now, as an example, you can no longer can’t click on the message button to someone you’re not already friends with and send a message. Now, a prompt to download FB messenger is the only place it will take you when trying to do that. Which pretty much defeats the main purpose of why some folks use it.
Very Disappointed
by Most-Hi on 2020/09/19 04:56
The app doesn’t work. It worked perfectly the first 2 times that I used it but after that nothing.
Endless loop of the same 10 posts
by rus_sel on 2020/09/19 04:39
I guess it’s great if you only want to see 1000s of pages of the same few posts from your feed.
What’s up
by problemchild 19642012 on 2020/09/18 15:46
The is was a good app now all the sudden I can’t click on on zyngas posts from FarmVille on Facebook and I use to when was the last time this app was updated? Still can’t click on FarmVille posts and I use to . This was a great app. Your app iwill not open it’s a white screen it’s been 2 years since an update why so long ?
Love it
by Canoe ski on 2020/09/18 04:09
I love the convenience of this app and I love the dark mode it’s amazing! I paid for the pro totally worth it and it supports this indie developer I highly recommend it. The facebook app is always mixing the app layout and just makes it hard to find anything. This app friendly totally simplifies all of the mess. What are you doing download it!
Doesn’t work!
by AppReviewer305 on 2020/09/17 03:58
I used this app for years up until recently. For the last two days the app has been asking for my login info instead of my passcode. And no matter how many times I put it in, the app keeps asking. It’s extremely frustrating. I’m deleting.
What happened?
by Hera2007 on 2020/09/17 01:48
Newest update makes zero sense and many features have completely disappeared.
I love this app..
by IvzRox on 2020/09/16 06:52
Love this app , can download video's from fb .
Nice app but...
by davekriss on 2020/09/16 00:19
Edit Aug 29,2020 This app has become a mess. First, there are many times when entries in my feed just repeat themselves endlessly. Logging out then back in doesn’t resolve it. Later I’ll come back and that behavior stops until the next time. Second, my feed never includes everything, particularly recent posts. I’ve compared my feed display on Friendly to one on Safari, and Safari always has many more recent posts. Also, there are too many times when I click on an article, it opens to a new page in Friendly, I read it then tap the back button in the upper left to be returned to the beginning of my feed rather than where I left off. Also, when I tap on a series of photos that are in a single post, I almost always have problems scrolling through them. At some random point, scrolling comes to a halt and when I try to go further down, it’s like the page is on a tight rubber band—I can see there are more photos below but they just won’t scroll past the top of the next photo. At this point, I can no longer recommend this app. ________________
Love the app but
by cbirn557 on 2020/09/15 01:17
since the last update it logs me out of all Social media account each time I switch to another account. Super annoying to have constantly log back in to each account. And yes I have the paid upgrade. Please fix this! EDIT: the above issue is still a huge problem and now, the app starts using a huge amount of battery and causing my phone to run hot. Had to delete it off my phone till you fix this. Used to be a great app but not anymore.
PERFECTO!!
by Papi513 on 2020/09/14 17:47
👍
Mlleun
by fvcbvc on 2020/09/14 14:18
Rolex. Mlleun
Buggy and getting worse
by AnotherMacLover on 2020/09/13 05:04
I have used this app for years. Most of that time, I have been satisfied with it. But lately, it seems that the developers are too focused on adding features, while major glitches make the app practically unusable. A few updates ago, it started logging me out of my account at random times. This bug has gotten worse and worse - now I have to log in every time I open the app. I use a long and complicated password, and I’m tired of having to type it in. I’m using this app less and less, and I’m close to just deleting it.
It works
by Bo0z on 2020/09/12 12:09
Thank you friendly, I had some videos on fb from 10 years ago that I wanted to save and finally get to do it because of you! I appreciate it so much! Thank you
No Messenger tone
by Tgibbs1888 on 2020/09/10 01:46
I recently switched from an Android to an IPhone. When I looked for the Facebook Lite app that I used it wasn’t there so I picked Friendly. It seemed great it the Facebook section is awesome and is just like the Facebook Lite that I used to use. But, I noticed that not matter what I do the Messenger section will not give me a notification when I get a message. So, I had to download the Messenger app from Facebook that I got this application to avoid in order to receive notifications.
Good App But Needs Work
by 01dyna on 2020/09/10 00:42
Usable replacement for the heavily flawed Facebook app but one thing I find annoying and is making me consider removing it is that there doesn’t seem to be any way to delete notifications. They just keep piling up. The way I’ve found to remove them is to use the real Facebook app. Kinda defeats purpose don’t you think?
Phantom Notifications
by rebretz000 on 2020/09/09 18:01
Tons of phantom notifications. I have the app on my phone and tablet but I’m not even signed into Facebook yet I get notifications constantly throughout the day.
Please respond →Desperately needs a FWD ⏭ button/function
by Mr Isidro on 2020/09/07 23:54
Can you please add a “Forward” ❯ button or swiping function? Currently you only have a ❮ back button that appears when browsing. And also only the go backwards swiping works but not the swiping forward. As you know every browser has both a ❮go backwards function and a ❯ go forward one. If your app already has this ability please let me know how it works. Thank you so much! - JR ------- My Last REVIEW------- 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!
Confused
by Secretkpr9 on 2020/09/07 04:44
The ENTIRE point of downloading this app was the ability to download videos and the convenience of having access to multiple social media accounts from one app. This is no longer generally possible so what’s the point of anyone keeping the app? After several updates these issues continue to plague. “IF” they’re ever resolved, I’ll update my review and rating. Sad to see such a great app being destroyed.
Glitches too much
by Nayjekdjsndb on 2020/09/06 11:37
I have been enjoying the app honestly and overlooking minor glitches but it’s constantly posting my comments and replies without everything I just typed and I have to edit and retype and I’m kinda just tired of it so I’ll have to delete. May redownload later.
Font size
by tam.z on 2020/09/05 16:07
The app is a good app but the large fonts is no bigger than the normal size. Can you please give us more options to make the text size bigger. TY
Instagram support
by adelrico on 2020/09/05 13:56
Can you get Instagram notifications in this app?
Can’t download videos on instagram
by User3845896215 on 2020/09/04 06:23
I LOVE this app but ever since the update I can’t download videos on instagram anymore please fix!!
Great but slow
by CallMeFil on 2020/08/31 22:06
Very good but takes 3 seconds to load any content. Highest internet 100mbps and iPhone 11pro
I love this App
by TechMahn on 2020/08/30 18:13
I love this little messenger has all the options I want to set Facebook up the way I like it for me it’s a bonus that it does other apps like Twitter and Tumblr I’m so glad I bought the ad free version
Go Live Option
by SassySandy7056 on 2020/08/29 14:38
I love this app. You can customize color options to suit your most like color. You can chat messenger right from the app. I just have one question. Will this app ever support Go Live Option? When that becomes available I will completely delete all other apps for FaceBook and give a 5 Star rating bc then this app will be absolutely perfection.
Log in bug never fixed
by _Vaughn_ on 2020/08/29 01:40
all these recent updates that say “log in issue fixed”... NOTHING HAPPENED... Endless times where the app completely logs you out of your account... It’s tiring...
Highly recommend ! Way Better then Using FB!!!
by BikerBunnyD on 2020/08/27 12:19
Love all aspects of FB integrated in one app! Too bad you can’t do calls through Friendly’s version of Messenger. Friendly app better FB App than Facebook’s version. 4 stars B/c can not make calls or video chat on Friendly‘s messenger. Great app though. Regularly updated. Please make it so we can call /video call via friendly messenger.,ty
Bogus daily noon “notification”
by jcdill on 2020/08/26 21:41
Every day at 12 noon I get a phone notification from the Friendly app that I have a “new notification”. I have all notifications turned OFF for all logins except 1, and that login never has a new notification.
Scam
by ugottafriend on 2020/08/26 02:36
They took my money, $1.99 plus tax for Friendly Plus, and did not deliver. Still inundated with ads. The app was updated today and still just as bad as it was. I have proof of purchase. They owe me that money back.
Tired of logging in every day
by Chulo Skylark on 2020/08/24 19:12
Like it when I don't have to log in over and over and over and over and over and.....
Can no longer download from IG
by Nohealani Aipa on 2020/08/24 18:15
The app took away the ability to download video from IG. That was one of the main reason I downloaded the app.
Praying praying for your families praying safety safety prayers safety safety worldwide
by christinachristine on 2020/08/24 02:10
Praying for your families
Can no longer download Instagram photos/videos
by Gentle Squash on 2020/08/23 18:05
Still better than having separate apps with sketchy permissions. But I do miss the download feature on Instagram. It only allows copying the link or caption now.
Buena, pero....
by Janoya14 on 2020/08/23 11:09
Todavía falta poder ver muchas cosas como en facebook.
Eh. It’s ok.
by amienkaleb on 2020/08/22 19:36
Update: I came back to use friendly on 8.22.2020 hoping beyond hope that after more than a year, the apps push notifications would work & I’m finding myself once again, disappointed. If I want to get push notifications, I have to leave the app open and running on the background and even then, they don’t always push through. I really wish this app worked better. Still a little slow, runs much like a web browser. ——— Update 8.5.18 Tried every possible way to contact support about the notifications, no one ever read the messages let alone reply. I’m done. ________ As an app it works fine, a little slow but fine. The notifications don’t work, I even paid the $1.99 thinking it would help, it didn’t. I have contacted the developer via Facebook per their instructions and crickets. Other than that, I can see friends, comment pics and react and even see the dumb stories and it all works fine. The ads telling me to download the Facebook app so I can have full function is insulting since they showed up after I paid, I can live without commenting gifs, really. It the actual notifications, if they worked as they’re intended, I might consider giving it a better rating.
Lovely
by Danielleftv on 2020/08/21 07:55
I really love this application ❤️
Constantly loses account info now
by Ghyehjshnydbb on 2020/08/20 23:29
I’m tired of re-logging in every time I want to use it. Deleted. Regretfully.
Good when it works.
by Ninja kReX on 2020/08/20 17:44
Works great when it doesn’t sign you out for no reason. then constantly asks for your sign in when launching yet if you go to accounts it says it’s added. This started happening recently. Starting to think about uninstalling if It makes me re add my account every week.
Please respond →Desperately needs a FWD ⏭ button/function
by Mr Isidro on 2020/09/07 23:54
Can you please add a “Forward” ❯ button or swiping function? Currently you only have a ❮ back button that appears when browsing. And also only the go backwards swiping works but not the swiping forward. As you know every browser has both a ❮go backwards function and a ❯ go forward one. If your app already has this ability please let me know how it works. Thank you so much! - JR ------- My Last REVIEW------- 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!
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!
Bad connections
by jinx up on 2020/08/18 17:50
Once again, you update and it blocks me out of using the app from my other devices. I don’t want to use family sharing. It opens up a whole new can of worms. The more you improve the more it goes wrong. Soon it won’t be worth anything as an app. Update, sent a beta version on test flight that fixed the problem. My other devices that I used for Facebook account worked just fine. The other just crashed right after you tried to start it. Reinstall did nothing. The beta version started it up right away. The fix came fast and although I have had this problem previously it was fixed as well. Other than that this program is a great program with some bugs. Better than the Facebook app by far. Next, since everyone one is password crazy, which is fine. I don’t want to have to signed into this app everyday. I sign in for too much already, thank you. Just like having to respond to this. It gets tiring. About ready to can the whole social app concept. Found it!
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!!!
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.
Bad update/design decision
by eatstorming on 2020/10/25 00:27
I'll preface this with my overall opinion: this is a decent app. When you consider how hard Facebook makes for developers to create anything that gives users more control over their experience, what these developers have accomplished with this app so far is remarkable. That said, the latest update (8.8) made a change that seriously made me rethink using this app and Facebook altogether. Perhaps the biggest feature for me is the filters on the feed, where you create a list of keywords that automatically hide or highlight posts. I don't care about highlighting posts, but have been using it to hide the plethora of useless nonsense Facebook forces upon us for years (memories, games, etc) and some subjects I don't want flooding my feed. Then on 8.8 the devs moved the filters to a different section of the settings and my guess is that internally the filters section changed its name. Result? Dozens of filters created over years of using this app (yes, I have the paid version) wiped out. Apparently either I submit to seeing all of that stuff I filtered out over years, or manually add everything again..... The worst part is how tedious the filtering works on this app. You need navigate to the settings, scroll to the hide by keyword option, enter the keyword, save. If at least there was an easier way to add a filter from a post you don't want to see.. But there isn't.
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.
Obviously Glitchy
by JWT2084 on 2020/11/10 21:55
When I first downloaded this app for my FB, it worked good, but then it logged me out and wouldn’t let me log back in. I did the paid version, and made sure everything was up to date on my phone, and with this app. I ended up having to uninstall it, then pay for it a SECOND time. Today, my entire news feed disappeared. I submitted a ticket, but haven’t heard back yet. I’m almost certain this app has a lot of issues now, and they want you to keep paying them to have it. I had it about a week the first time, and now the same this time around. It worked mostly fine when it worked except it was super slow at times, and it had a hard time being able to share anything or open up certain links from other pages. While I think this app could’ve been good, it’s obviously not a good long term option if you have to keep deleting it, paying for it each time, then reinstalling it.
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.
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.
“No more posts to show right now” makes no sense.
by Hearkat on 2020/11/05 23:01
I’ve been using Friendly for several years, because of how easy it is to manage multiple accounts. But this latest update is frustrating me. I get to the ‘end’ of Facebook, where it says there are no more posts to show right now. That’s impossible. Facebook has been around for over a decade, and I have any friends and am in a lot of active groups. There is no possibility that I could even scroll through all the activity for one day if I access FB from my desktop - especially with all that’s . I’ve tried chronological view and top stories and that happens with both. There have been various issues and glitches over the years, but this makes it nearly unusable.
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
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.
Really like the app
by Bluebunnybabe on 2020/07/27 13:09
I’ve been using friendly for years since Facebook forced Messenger down everyone’s throats. I like using the Friendly app to read my messages on Facebook without having to use Messenger. For some reason, this doesn’t work to message a new person anymore, but it’s great for talking to people I’m already connected with. I would give this app five stars, but there are some things that work better with the actual Facebook app, so I have to use both. One thing I will say is that I had a problem with the app a few days ago, and the developer emailed me when it was fixed this morning. I have never had that happen with any app. Pretty cool.
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.
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.
Just as good as Facebook app
by RadiantLux on 2020/04/21 16:37
I’m able to use friendly to get to my FB feed. It works the same as the iPhone app, as far as I can tell. The one drawback is I do have trouble using the search bar to find people. If I want to go to a friend’s page, I don’t know how to search for them. I have to go to my friends list. I didn’t see much in the app description about privacy. One of my friends just posted that the FB app is looking at your “off Facebook activity” and you need go to FB app settings to turn that off. I think using Friendly prevents such spying. Friendly has me logging in quite frequently. That is a little annoying.
gotten quite buggy
by mtntech on 2020/05/16 22:05
I can’t even begin to list all the bugs in the FB integration. Most infuriatingly it constantly resets the feed to the top, whether you toggle away to another app for even a few seconds, or even if you were in the middle of entering a comment on a post. It completely ignores all contextual hints that it should stay put. IMO it should never reset the feed unless requested to by the user. Also if you scroll up too far when writing a long post it calls for feed reset and you lose the entire post! It’s unfortunate how infrequently it gets updated, and when it does happen it never seems to address the most obvious and egregious bugs in the current version. Also a lot of feature lag: it still doesn’t handle large text posts with backgound, nor support GIF comments.
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.
iPhone 5s user😃
by Ak Living on 2019/12/07 15:22
So far so good! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Plus My phone lost so much weight 😂 I was hesitant about getting a app like this. I’m so glad I did!! There are apps out there that claim to be the best multi apps.. I purchased a few of them in the past, and always without fail.. End up being a bigger headache and hard to navigate, more than I want to deal with. Ya know? This app however is not a headache and is very easy to navigate, with the exception of Instagram that one is a little trickier, but I’m sure I’ll figure it all out soon. 😉 I love that you can choose whatever color you want! I’m always struggling with storage.. I deleted Facebook and messenger and Instagram with confidence. I see a lot of potential here! I will be a dedicated user. ❤️🥰 Hats off to the developers!!!! I can’t thank you enough for developing this space saving fun app! Those looking for a better and funnier app for Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger I highly recommend this app!!
It's amazing that it works at all
by Tesla Bell on 2020/11/11 14:00
Update: the ad blocker for Facebook has vanished from the latest version. That was the biggest reason to use Friendly despite its flakiness. Old review: I'm a privacy freak, so this is the only way I'll use Facebook in my iPad. Unfortunately, the app doesn't always work well. Since iOS 13, for example, the arrow keys on my Apple Keyboard no longer work in Friendly. Some features available in the Facebook desktop site appear to be missing in this app. And the app status line sometimes disappears until I kill the app and reload it. Comments to the developer about these issues have gone unanswered. I still use it, but I do with it (and its users) got a bit more attention from developers.
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.
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.
Great idea, unfortunately unusable
by Alg0181 on 2020/01/31 00:33
The app isn’t really usable in its current state. Many videos and posts won’t load except on actual Facebook, and some of the UI is frustrating (why two different back arrows??). But the problem that made me uninstall is that holding your finger on the screen for longer than the millisecond it takes to swipe triggers the app to select/copy the text from the post (as if you want to copy/paste it). It happens incredibly frequently and is super duper annoying. I keep checking back every couple of years to see if friendly has improved. Wish there was a true FB app alternative out there.
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.
Not very good
by JomeytheHomey on 2019/12/11 06:52
App seems unfinished even though it’s been around for a while. Awesome concept if it worked properly. Navigation is kinda clunky. My biggest annoyance that I’ve been trying to get around is the fact that I use this to manage customers through Facebook marketplace and it doesn’t push notifications through at all. Thought I missed a setting and after a couple hours of reading others experiences it seems that a lot of people have messaged the developer about the same issues and never got a response. I just uninstalled this unfortunately. I don’t know how people can use a social media app without any notifications until you physically check the app.
Kept me from abandoning Facebook
by St@r-L0rd on 2020/01/10 07:24
I HATE the political saturation of social media. I was so nauseated by what I saw that I wanted to block some of my own family. I had deleted the Facebook app off my phone and was seriously toying with the idea of deleting my account altogether..... then I discovered "Friendly" not only does it allow me to filter out all the political posts and mud slinging, it also allows me to block ads something that is also very important to me. I will never go back to the official Facebook app. Thank you for this 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.
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!
This app has become extremely unstable
by Jimbo724 on 2020/03/07 19:31
I gave a good review at first but after the last couple of incremental updates the app is extremely unstable. I have reported multiple problems on the Friendly Facebook page with no response. The latest problem is that the screen content inside the app borders repeatedly flashes white and disappears, sometimes returning and sometimes not. When this happens, the app is unusable. Closing and reopening the app solves the problem temporarily, but the problem always returns and makes the app unusable again.
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.
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
Use Facebook without invasive app -perfectly
by thewebbix on 2020/02/25 19:31
I deleted the native app to avoid several potential privacy concerns. Finding Friendly made it easy. Does an excellent job as a mobile UI with full functionality. PLUS several other benefits not available in the native app. It also adds Instagram capability and a nice twitter interface. It’s actively supported and the developer is responsive to feedback. Well worth the nominal fee for peace of mind and a bonus of useful functions.
Mostly ok but a few problems
by grumpyoldhag on 2019/12/15 23:45
I like this app for keeping my newsfeed current without constantly showing me “popular” posts that I’m not interested in. My biggest problem with this app is that it will freeze and closes automatically almost every time I try to post a reply or send a message. There is no workaround that I have found. If you reopen and try to post again it sometimes will go through but usually will freeze and close again. The only way that I know for sure to get a message/reply posted is to close the app and open it via browser.
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.
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!
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.
Keeps crashing and logging me out
by jeffthebean on 2020/04/16 15:04
I'll be in the middle of doing something on Facebook, and the app with force the page to reload, then taking me to a login screen. I was logged in a few seconds ago, and didn’t proceed to logout when the app reloaded whatever I was doing-not sure why I suddenly have to log back in. Oh-and I paid for ads to be removed and I still see the occasional ad. No ads should mean not ads. I paid something for this app, and the developer can’t even keep it working properly.
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
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.
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.
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