Facebook rolls out multiple account support for Messenger as of today. The catch is that multiple account support is only available for Android at the moment, with iOS Messenger users having to wait for a while.
After Instagram rolled out the same feature for both Android and iOS users, Messenger finally gets multiple account support too. According to Facebook, introducing the new feature aims to respond to the millions of Messenger users out there who share their devices with friends or family.
Let’s say you share your Android tablet or smartphone with your kids. They have friends they want to chat up on Facebook, but haven’t quite earned the right to their own phone or tablet just yet. Thus, you’re logging in and out of Facebook Messenger every time one of you needs to use it. Multiple account support is here to change all that.
Several users may use the same Android device to log into several Facebook Messenger accounts. Facebook has been taking the new feature for a test for awhile now. As of today, you have the possibility to switch between multiple Facebook Messenger accounts.
As Facebook rolls out multiple accounts support for Messenger, the update can be enabled via Google Play. Head to Settings on Facebook Messenger and add as many accounts as you wish using the new Accounts section. Nobody needs to actually be on Facebook to be able to sign in.
In addition to rolling out multiple account support, Facebook also thought of privacy safeguards. Going back to the kids, it’s possible that you may want to supervise their Messenger chats. In this case, you can set each Messenger account to require a password just the first time someone logs in.
Afterwards, the password won’t be necessary anymore. However, if you wish to keep your own chat threads private and away from curious eyes, it’s recommended that you choose the password to be required for each login.
Hopping between Messenger accounts is a lot easier right now. The new feature may also benefit those who have business-related accounts and private accounts too. Multiple account support will now allow you to switch between the two Messenger accounts without the redundant logging in and logging out repeatedly process.
Lock your own Messenger account in case you want your friends to stay out of your business or leave it open if you’re the only person using the device for Messenger account hoping. It’s up to you.
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