Friendly is a fast, simple and secure app to access you Facebook and Instagram accounts. With over 10 million downloads, it is the leading Facebook app alternative for iPhone, iPad, iPod and Mac.

Friendly Plus with Ad Blocker is the premium version of Friendly Social. It includes Friendly's popular Ad Blocker.

Unlike the official Facebook application, Friendly has been optimized to save space on your device, and preserve your battery. With Friendly, you only need one app for all your Facebook, Instagram and Facebook messenger needs.

For users with multiple Facebook or Instagram Accounts, or families sharing a device, Friendly makes it easy to switch between accounts.

Friendly offers many ways to customize your Facebook experience:

- News feed Option: order timeline by Most Recent or Top Stories
- Facebook Messenger (no need for an extra app)
- Pick your favorite color
- Setup a 4-digit passcode to secure access to your account
- Quick navigation to your favorites friends
- Configurable Ad Blocker (save bandwidth and block ads and trackers)

For Instagram accounts:
- Photo zoom
- Access Instagram on either iPhone or iPad
- Switch between multiple Instagram accounts
- Pick your favorite color
NOTE: You cannot upload photos to Instagram using Friendly. This is unfortunately a limitation of Instagram, which does not let third-party app post pictures. We will add this feature as soon as this is made possible

Many other small features differentiate Friendly from the official Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps. To name a few:

- Edit Comments
- Add photo to comments
- Copy and Paste text to other applications
- Save Images
- Save to Pocket
- Save to Reading List
- Article View by Readability

And don't hesitate to reach out if you need anything

Message us at:
or by email at: help @

- Facebook® and the Facebook logo are trademarks of Facebook Inc.
- Friendly is not affiliated with, endorsed, or sponsored by Facebook

What's New

Version 7.0.1

We are happy to introduce a brand new design, with bottom tab navigation, a new social switcher, new friendly versions of Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube and fullscreen support for iPhone X.

Fixed in this release:
- FIXED - Crash / Unresponsive app when chosing an alternate App Icon
- FIXED - Crash on the color picker on iOS9 devices

- NEW - Brand new design, with bottom tabs and fast social switcher for Instagram, Twitter, YouTube
- NEW - iPhone X fullscreen support
- NEW - Alternate app icons (Change in settings logo or color. Requires Friendly+ and iOS 10.3+)
- NEW - Options for home feed: Page Feed, Groups
- NEW - Access to My Videos, and other feeds from Facebook Menu
- NEW - Redesigned sharing/download ("..." and "cloud" button)
- NEW - Desktop Mode access for Facebook, Messenger and all other sites (via new "..." menu)
- NEW - Open in Safari will display reader view if available
- NEW - Translations: Spanish, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Traditional Chinese (If you are interested in helping with translations, please check the new "Help Translate" entry in the settings.)

- FIXED - App becoming unresponsive after tapping on a notification
- FIXED - Reported crashes
- FIXED - iPad displaying desktop version of Facebook, instead of Friendly version
- FIXED - Auto-night mode not stopping properly when starting after midnight
- FIXED - Ad Blocker not blocking some ads
- FIXED - Missing upload photo button in comments for some users on iPad

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5

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Better and better

M. Daguerre

After a long period of seeming unresponsiveness from the authors, they are back on track. The new update gives me more of what I want: the functionality of FB and Messenger without the unwanted content and tracking, ads and so on.
My remaining wish is that they would rework the stacked pages experience where each post or comment brings you to a new page, but if you go back through the sequence of pages you can return to pages with a stale state, for instance notifications appear new again when you have already viewed them. Successive pressings of the “home screen” icon will eventually return you to a fully refreshed home screen, but it can be disorienting.

However, I like using the app more than I did, and feel comfortable recommending it to friends. Great work!

Friendly is the best way to experience Facebook


I love how there are more options to share things in Friendly, especially with myself, to save things I like. I appreciate how easy it is to check on my kids’ Facebook feeds to see what they and others are posting.

I like how things don’t suddenly change without notice; the developers are always very good about sharing specific changes, which are always an improvement.

I don’t feel like the Friendly team has an agenda or that I’m a guinea pig to experiment on. I have a lot more trust for them than the Facebook corporation and appreciate the buffer they provide between me and the annoying changes the Facebook developers make.

What first attracted me to Friendly was that I could have the option of having my feed show posts from any of my friends, even seldom contacted ones, as they were posted, with none pushed to the top. I’ve been able to feel connected with more of my friends because of this feature.

Thank you, Friendly team, for making my experience on Facebook less jarring and irritating and so much more enjoyable!

Perfect wrapper for Facebook!


I’ve lost track of how many friends and family members I’ve turned on to this app. Three killer features:
- It blocks ads, popups, and trackers, so it’s safe to read that oddball article your aunt posted.
- It has a keyword filter for your newsfeed, so you don’t have to see those oddball articles your aunt posts about that politician you hate.
- It wraps the mobile Facebook interface, so everything works...but Facebook can’t “accidentally” leave the microphone open in the background or rifle through your pictures.
At this point, I’ve uninstalled the regular Facebook app from my phone—I don’t trust it anymore, and I just use Friendly to Facebook safely.


Friendly App Studio LLC
73.4 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
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