Friendly for Facebook APK

Version 4.4.05 - io.friendly
Last updated: 2020-06-04

Lite, fast, include messenger and download videos

Friendly for Facebook apk

APP Information

Download Version 4.4.05 (1088)
Apk Size9.61 MB
App DeveloperFriendly App Studio
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android4.4.x and up
App Packageio.friendly.apk

Download Friendly for Facebook 4.4.05 APK

App Description

Friendly for Facebook is friendly,social, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 4.59 by 32 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit Friendly App Studio website who developed it. io.friendly.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 4.4.x and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 4.4.05 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 36264+ times on store. You can also download io.friendly APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

Friendly is the most complete alternative to your favorite social network
Over 17 million mobile downloads!

Built as an extension of the light mobile website, it preserves your battery, storage and data, while giving you back control over your news feed.

All in one app
No need to download another app. You can chat and message your friends right within Friendly. 

Video Download
Easily save your videos to share or watch them later. Works also with your photos.

Regain Your Privacy
Block advertising and sponsored Post. Use our PIN or Fingerprint Lock. Option for watching Stories anonymously.

Customize your News Feed
The brand spanking new Keyword Filtering feature for Android devices works in two ways: If you’re tired of seeing political posts, simply set your Keyword Filter to hide posts and articles containing the keywords “election,” “Republican,” or “Democrat”... and voilà: Any posts containing those words will not appear in your news feed. 

Conversely, if you want to see more posts featuring cats (or posts from a close friend), you can set a Keyword Filter to highlight topics and users. Why settle for Fb less-than-ideal algorithm when you can take full news feed control with Friendly?

Why You’ll Love Friendly
• Download your videos or photos
• Take control of your news feed with Keyword Filters
• Sort your news feed by Most Recent posts
• Block Ads and sponsored posts
• Anonymous Story Viewer
• No need for another messenger app to message your friends
• Secure your account with Fingerprint & Passcode Lock
• Quickly switch between multiple social media accounts
• Automatic day/night theming
• AMOLED mode for saving battery
• Quiet hours for notification
• Better privacy with PIN or Fingerprint Lock
• Beautiful Material themes

If Friendly is not working for you, please send us an email to let us know what we can do to fix it.

Friendly is an alternative app and is no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

App ChangeLog

  • Add HD Option for video player and downloading
  • Minor design fixes

App Screens

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requires following permissions on your android device.

approximate location (network-based)
Allows the app to get your approximate location. This location is derived by location services using network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi. These location services must be turned on and available to your device for the app to use them. Apps may use this to determine approximately where you are.

precise location (GPS and network-based)
Allows the app to get your precise location using the Global Positioning System (GPS) or network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi. These location services must be turned on and available to your device for the app to use them. Apps may use this to determine where you are, and may consume additional battery power.

view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

view Wi-Fi connections
Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.

Allows access to the list of accounts in the Accounts Service.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

run at startup
Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.

control vibration
Allows the app to control the vibrator.

prevent phone from sleeping
Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

modify or delete the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to write to the SD card.

In-App billing
In-app Billing on Google Play provides a straightforward, simple interface for sending In-app Billing requests and managing In-app Billing transactions using Google Play.

receive data from Internet
Allows apps to accept cloud to device messages sent by the app's service. Using this service will incur data usage. Malicious apps could cause excess data usage.

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Google Play Reviews

  1. David Widdowson-avatar

    David Widdowson


    When I first installed this app, I couldn't fault it. It was fast, easy to use, fully functional and very well set out., it is a nightmare! I am constantly fighting the thing to get it to load anything from Facebook. I disabled the function to swipe between tabs (because that was annoying me anyway), only to find that it enables itself again straight after. It freezes and I have to restart it. I don't know what's happened, but this is not the app I first downloaded!

  2. Shelly Stuart-avatar

    I'm guessing Facebook must have updated something on their side because there's no app update to explain this, but AMOLED mode is no longer usable (black text), larger text isn't enlarging the content of posts (just the person's name), and the "see more" link no longer works. It's completely unusable until this is resolved. When the app works, it's great.

  3. Christopher Isherwood-avatar

    Christopher Isherwood


    I'm absolutely delighted with this app. I have had difficulty using Facebook and messenger on my phone. When I first tried to install I typed in the access code and Facebook banned me for typing the code too fast. No help was available as usual but now I have all I need courtesy of this wonderful app.!! Ive been successfully using it on my Android phone until two days ago. Now it wont boot says ut cant be loaded "err name not resolved" Ive tried rebooting my phone but still no Friendly.

  4. Cris-avatar

    I'm starting to get disappointed by this app. I PAID FOR THIS APP BECAUSE IT USED TO BE GOOD, but now it's not working as it should. It can't properly sort my news feeds based on date posted - a post from 20 hours ago is not new compared to a post 40 mins ago. The in-app notification doesn't work properly - it shows you there is a notification but won't show you what it's all about. The back button doesn't work consistently - Either you go back one page, or you get transported few pages back.

  5. Dylon Price-avatar

    Functionally, the app is by and large great. Much lighter than the official app, and overall works well. However, I regularly run into "loops" of posts. For example, as I scroll I'll see post A, then post B, then post C. If I keep going, I see A again, then B, then C. The same series of posts in the same order, over and over, until I close and reopen the app. Unsure what the cause of this is, but it isn't terribly problematic.

  6. M Abrar-avatar

    Excellent application. However: 1. Video playback quality is lower than the in the official Facebook app 2. In night mode/OLED mode, sometimes there are flashes of white when loading a page- this can be annoying at night time 3. Sometimes after tagging people in comments, it adds extra letters to their name. If these issues are fixed, deserves 5 stars

  7. Jeffrey McAllister-avatar

    Jeffrey McAllister


    It's okay for just puttering around on Facebook but it's consistently had issues. Right now I'm unable to upload photos in posts, I can't always directly reply to posts, and the navigation of Facebook is very mystery-meat. I'm just going to stick with the official client. I wish I hadn't paid for this, really; it just doesn't seem worth it, with all the minor nuisances adding up to me to a bad Facebook experience.

  8. Chris Kellahan-avatar

    "see more" on long posts doesn't do anything anymore. "Hide stories" hasn't worked ever as far as I can tell. Hide ads on premium version works most of the time though, which is good. But until the "see more" bug is fixed this app is useless

  9. Gretchen Workman-avatar

    Gretchen Workman


    Fantastic app in that it runs well. Open and closes well. Doesn't freeze. But I only get shown like 20 posts at a time before it says no new posts. These posts are random anywhere from minutes to days ago. When I log into FB website, I'm missing A LOT of posts. EDIT: Unfortunately, will be uninstalling as nothing has been done about this issue for the past year.

  10. Jesse Kealoha-avatar

    Great app! I use just about every compatible social media app, which before I found Friendly+, was very RAM intensive. Since installing and being able to delete apps like Twitter, FB, and IG, my device actually has been posting/booting faster. My only complaint is that we don't seem to be able to scroll up without initiating a refresh which just runs the UX for me. Fix that and add functionality for more apps (like LinkedIn,) and it will be a 5 star app for sure!

  11. JB H-avatar

    Now, you can't click on "see more" of the post. It doesn't work. Please update your latest update!! I've used this app for quite a while now. Since this last update, no newsfeed, completely blank. That makes it a useless app.

  12. Tristian Blake-avatar

    Used to be excellent but the last few months have been rough. Night mode leaves the text colour as black on black which is useless, images don't download, and now read more hyperlinks do nothing. Very frustrating when I paid for this app.

  13. DBG-avatar

    Update1/2: PLEASE MAKE DESKTOP VIEW ZOOMABLE!! Desktop mode is useless if you need a telescope to see what's on the screen! 🙄 Update2/2: Settings not saved. Insists on ticking the "hide similar posts" option as well as others. Takes several tries. I find that I have to do each setting at a time, close out of settings, and then come back to the settings in order for them to change.

  14. Michael Maiatico-avatar

    Michael Maiatico


    Really want to love this app but there are major functionality issues that hinder the experience. As others have mentioned frequently when clicking on a random photo only my profile picture will be displayed. Interface is laggy and slow to respond to touch input. Notifications aren't always up to date. I paid to have ads removed which is amazing but for some reason the algorithm for my feed has become 95% 'This Cat is Chonky' posts. Granted that last problem isn't the worst to have.

  15. Lizz Fee-avatar

    So far loving this app, everything in one place! The only draw back I have noticed so far is not being able to get to the picture folder in a Facebook group without having to go to the desktop version and digging around. Otherwise it's brilliant!

  16. Patrick Rutherford-avatar

    Patrick Rutherford


    Great concept but can't change the font color for posts text in night mode. Black font just doesn't work well with a black background. No help button just a redirect to a FB that was last updated in 2018.

  17. julian neave-avatar

    Pretty badly dysfunctional app on my galaxy s9+. -can be very slow to react to inputs (tapping, scrolling) -often freezes -tapping different menu icons seems to often fo nothing or take you to the wrong page -using back button in marketplace causes you to need to reenter your search query and find where you were up to again -notification icons always seem to be alerting you to notifications you've already seen, or alternatively don't tell you when you actually have a new notification.

  18. Steven Hood-avatar

    Great app but the back button does not work right. When your in the marketplace. You click on a item then when you hit the back button it takes you out of the marketplace instead of going to the previous page. It does the same thing on normal posts. Really a pain

  19. Laura Moore-avatar

    If all you want to do is browse, this app is fine. However sharing anything from either your newsfeed or a list is not possible without being thrown back to the beginning of your feed or thrown completely out of your custom list.

  20. Michael Luensmann-avatar

    Michael Luensmann


    Works much better than Facebook app. Doesn't auto refresh all the time. Can read an article and come back to the same place you left. Can easily repost memes even if Facebook doesn't provide a share button. Also easily downloads pictures when posted.

  21. Lucas Black-avatar

    A once great app. Now it is buggy, parts just fail to work. I have had to install Facebook again as Friendly is so unreliable - even after uninstalling and reinstalling it.

  22. Ant Watts-avatar

    Very impressed so far. The more polluted fb becomes the less time I spend on it. This app is brilliant compared to the original. It lacks a few features but I rarely use those and the savings in data and battery are well worth it. Great app.

  23. Mike-avatar

    Text in night mode and amoled mode is black, on a black background. Has been happening on and off again after some updates for nearly a year. Impossible to use.

  24. Cheezy McStuffins-avatar

    Cheezy McStuffins


    Seems to work very well and saves memory space on my device. App also includes FB messenger so I don't have to install 2 seperate apps. It's easy to use, read and navigate all-in-one space saving app!

  25. Chris Rhatigan-avatar

    Opening a pic takes a dozen times and still will not open the pic, lags scrolling, and limited to how far scrolling will go. Freezes. Locks up. Repetitive. FB app sucks and it too big, but works way more consistantly.

  26. Jim Esteph-avatar

    Along with the many previous issues, now I am logged out of my Facebook account everyday. Not only do I have to log back in everyday but I have to tell Facebook it is me and ask them to remember the browser even though it does not from day to day any longer.

  27. Lheira Mawen-avatar

    It was awesome, but it consumes a bit more storage than fb, and sometimes it crashes.. i do hope you can fix it, and please make it a lighter app, if other phones cant handle it, it will be a shame.

  28. Scott Miller-avatar

    Used to be a five until display issues. In Night Mode, texts from posts aren't readable. Also, tapping the More link doesn't expand longer posts. Please fix!

  29. a smith-avatar

    Better than Facebook. Includes messaging. Only one bug: Unable to upload Stories. But still worth it not to have the Facebook app on your phone.

  30. Dakota Evans-avatar

    Sorry I cannot use this app anymore. There is always some inconvenient bug that interrupts my loading and trying to scroll through pictures is such a joke. Messages are buggy as hell. These issues keep getting worse with every update.

  31. Jason Donaldson-avatar

    Jason Donaldson


    Very pleased with how it works with messanger and displays my news feed. Notifications come through regularly and are customizable. Only think I didn't like is that it crashed when trying to upload 4 plus photos. Otherwise great alternative to Facebook app.

  32. Atis Dimants-avatar

    I'm using Friendly for more than year now. I adore it for being so lightweight and compatible with all FB content. But main advantage against original FB app is Friendly's ability to show Most Recent posts in the wall by default. TY

  33. Rose Rodent-avatar

    Enjoying it until latest update, hidden posts don't stay hidden, they constantly reappear. From 13/02/20 all group and Page posts are black text on a black background, can't see them any more

  34. Rock Gore-avatar

    Imo the best Facebook wrapper client available, but do you think you could add an option to either eliminate the splash screen, or change it to a darker one depending on the overall theme? Also, better Facebook Messenger integration would be nice.

  35. Jo Wong-avatar

    This app. makes my life easier. The best thing is you can easily download any videos on Facebook, which you normally couldn't do with other Facebook apps. It never crashes. Thank you Friendly.

  36. Tobias Vuorelma-avatar

    Tobias Vuorelma


    Great app, but recently I've had issues with the notifications not showing in the feed (only see them for a second before they disappear). S9+ with Android 9.

  37. Emma Holmes-avatar

    Please fix the photo issue! Every time I click to enlarge one it shows my profile picture. On the odd occasion it displays normally, I save it to my phone but when I check my gallery, it has saved my profile photo!

  38. Helge Jensen-avatar

    Used to be really nice app to get rid of annoying ads and out of Facebook permission hell. However it is getting slow and the @-completion has been broken for months without fix.

  39. Casey Kandel-avatar

    01/01/20. App keep repeating three posts over and over after about 3 minutes of use. Have to restart my feed to see posts, but it happens again right after. 1/3/20: now the messenger section isn't working right either

  40. Michael Pei-avatar

    A non-cluttered version of Facebook. If you're tired of the extra features like Stories, use Friendly.

  41. Zakry Ariff-avatar

    I've been using this app for quite a while now and it has been ok. But since this morning, it doesn't load my newsfeed. Just a blank screen.

  42. Julian Locksley-avatar

    Julian Locksley


    I can't remove my old account and add my new one! The old one keeps coming back when I try to log into my new one. Deleting app data did not work.

  43. Samuel Pauley-avatar

    Good, not great. Very happy to have my most recent feed back but the fact that you cannot reply directly to comments is a bug nuisance.

  44. Soph-avatar

    Just downloaded this app on 1/27/20 so far so good. Allows me to download a video to my camera roll for reference. Also keeps me on top of my social media, friends posts, group postings and messages (1:1 & groups). Liking it so far

  45. Amad Butt-avatar

    im having issue. the (see more) option doesn't work, despite tapping over it continuously. please fix this.

  46. Jason O-avatar

    Downloading photos STILL does NOT work. It repeatedly saves my own profile picture. Swiping multiple pictures in a post STILL broken. Swipes to profile pic.

  47. Abdul Samad-avatar

    Ah! Finally those annoying stories of people don't appear on my news feed anymore.. I can also filter posts by keywords... UI is much better and more pleasant than original fb app... Thank you so much!

  48. Ciprian Petrescu-avatar

    Ciprian Petrescu


    The developer will never ever be able to fix the bug affecting notifications while the device is conected to mobile data.

  49. Adrianne Smith-avatar

    I wish AMOLED mode could be used for Twitter too without having to download Friendly for Twitter and your other apps. Otherwise, I love this app

  50. Jeff Wiesneski-avatar

    Sometimes it works well and removes the stuff I have set in the settings to remove, other times it doesn't and makes them repay endlessly (like Suggested Groups)

  51. Rainbow Rain-avatar

    I love this app because its so easy to download Facebook videos. And it has desktop view option. I think in a word this app is wonderful.

  52. Justin RakeshTM-avatar

    Justin RakeshTM


    This was some what work good but still some issues like sometimes i try to download Facebook story videos it download only the images 🤪 ; Facebook video not playing.

  53. Lion Lover-avatar

    Awesome! I just purchased this. Good riddance to stories and ads! 5 stars! Worth it!

  54. Artsy Studios-avatar

    Yeah it's all good about this app but need to work on efficiency a bit. somewhat like the facebook app (not the lite one ) . On dm section could b better .

  55. Fransiskus Enty Maras-avatar

    Fransiskus Enty Maras


    It was excellent,but these days been asking to install another fb lite for faster,what does it mean?.Thank you.

  56. Brian Ruppel-avatar

    Good enough to buy the full version. Dark mode, messages, video upload... Well done.

  57. Héctor Sandoval-avatar

    Héctor Sandoval


    The best app for Facebook I've used. It could improve the white loading flashes when it's on dark mode, everything else works great.

  58. D. DePrator-avatar

    Its cutting all the posts off. I can't read any posts. This app has become unusable.

  59. Angel Del Moral-avatar

    Angel Del Moral


    Love this app! I feel it consumes less battery than the FB app. Easy to access other apps.

  60. Lisa Gomez-avatar

    I'm so sick with apps that tell me how much to write because if I can't write unlimited writing then your causing me severe anxiety that can cause me to have panic attacks that will cause me to have tachycardia because I have went to the hospital 6 times in one month, stop trying to kill me because I'm not going anywhere. Let me write unlimited!😡🤔👎. I'm talking about Twitter, by the way!

  61. Russ Rowley-avatar

    Too lazy to write full review. Just know that it's heads and tales better than the default Facebook app that comes with messaging already included. If you use FB on your phone, download this app. Delete the default FB app.

  62. Ramdewar Shemida-avatar

    Ramdewar Shemida


    Helpful app, user-friendly but can be confusing when being used for different FB profiles, messenger is not swapped easily...

  63. James 10110-avatar

    A good substitute for FB that uses much less storage space.

  64. Guy Webster-avatar

    Great app. Love that I can filter for so much, turn off adds, etc.

  65. David Sharon-avatar

    Experiencing a whole lot of black text with black background in dark mode...

  66. asd asd-avatar

    Problems with posting on pages and leaving comments Posting on a page leaves the comment on my status page and leaving comments dosent show. Fix or update the app.

  67. GEORGE LEE - MCDONALD-avatar



    Really bad this app only just downlaod it. I can download videos but it is not good quality or audio.

  68. Mark N-avatar

    Very good app. It supports dark mode which is a big plus for me.

  69. Tyrone Evans-avatar

    Poky Galaxy S10 user, what a polished app, user friendly, fast, and you can customize the settings to fit your individual needs.

  70. Martin Espinoza-avatar

    Martin Espinoza


    I paid for Friendly+ and I'm seeing ads anyway. I want a refund.

  71. Gowtham Rajamani-avatar

    Gowtham Rajamani


    I am unable to share image or video in my story. Otherwise everything is lovable.

  72. Gary Oppenhuis-avatar

    Best handling of Groups new activity count than any other FB app. Like the options for larger Text, color themes, and hide by keyword!

  73. Amy Gautille-avatar

    The stories feature on Instagram doesn't work properly, but I like everything else so far.

  74. Stefan K-avatar

    The dark mode only gets applied after flashing white initially which is blinding. Please fix this.

  75. Aadil Aamin-avatar

    I really like this app but for the past couple of day whenever i open the app it displays the same feed over and over again

  76. Epostle T-avatar

    Finally came back.... This app has evolved to top notch app! The app size is a fraction of FB. One app for FB and Messenger. Love or like it. Far beyond the rest.

  77. erin a-avatar

    very nice, functional, a few quirks but still better than the legit fb app

  78. Gary C.-avatar

    Works well and simply and doesn't overwhelm your phone's resources.

  79. John Salkeld-avatar

    Could be a good app but I hate how some pages load in white first before switching to black.

  80. Joe W-avatar

    Light, versatile and feature packed. Perfect!

  81. Jessica Buckuner-avatar

    Jessica Buckuner


    The ads reappears again after recent update. Please fix.

  82. Kenis Johnson-avatar

    The app is nice but very annoying feed doesn't refresh when you open the app.

  83. Neil Griffiths-avatar

    Pretty good, just short on a few features and odd little bugs.

  84. Dustin Pyle-avatar

    Don't like how resource hungry Facebook abs messenger are. Don't like how limited in features their Lite apps are. This does everything I want.

  85. D Graves-avatar

    Could be better, doesn't allow posting an image, therefore rather pointless

  86. Mike Grant-avatar

    Very nice to have ad free Facebook and sort by actual time of posts.

  87. Wayne Cheah-avatar

    beeen using it for a few years, recent bugs include showing the same posts and scrolls infinitely

  88. Jusman Tuason-avatar

    Not friendly but more strick than Facebook. Very forceful by its own rule.

  89. Carroll White-avatar

    Love it,opens so much quicker than the origional facebook.

  90. Joycelyn Tan-avatar

    Can i choose the quality of the download video? The video downloaded seem to be in low quality. I would appreciate it if there are options of the quality of videos for people to download.

  91. Eko Sulistyo-avatar

    it would be better if there is a "copy text" function

  92. Jim Kane-avatar

    Glad to have FB and Msgr in the same app. Runs well on my LG K30!

  93. Rob Robinson-avatar

    In dark mode, text is black. Unreadable

  94. Tina Wrend-avatar

    I can nolonger get into app now it comes up with errors instead of letting me in so i cant check my messages 😡💔😭

  95. Devin Hughes-avatar

    Absolutely love how clean it is and simple to use.

  96. Celeste Schlager-avatar

    Celeste Schlager


    I like it so far Maybe add some text fonts? Next

  97. Thapelo Mguni-avatar

    Efficient and very speedy in the process.

  98. Sarahjoy Crain Mount-avatar

    Sarahjoy Crain Mount


    Where are my videos??? I decided to try this app to re-save my videos from my FB. But from this app only my pics, and none of my videos, are viewable. So, basically this app is useless to me.

  99. Lonna Flores-avatar

    Easy to use and loved downloading videos so easy

  100. Matt Miller-avatar

    Two stars for attempting to filter ads (I have seen several slip through). It's slow and buggy on a Samsung tab just over a year old. Often I give up trying to comment because it stops responding, and then I exit out and lose the post (or quit caring enough by then). Often gives me a recursive feed loop, only showing the same three stories over and over no matter how much I scroll. More hassle than help, and I find myself just using the regular app. Friendly for IG is great, though.