How to Quickly Switch Between Facebook Accounts

Whether you have multiple Facebook accounts or share a computer with friends and family, you’ll need to know how to switch Facebook accounts. Thankfully, the social network makes it easy to quickly switch between profiles using the same browser.

How to Switch Between Facebook Accounts (Classic Facebook)

classic facebook account switcher

  1. While logged into Facebook, you should see an Account Switcher button between Notifications and Quick Help.
  2. Press the button, then click Add Account.
  3. Enter your username and password and click Log in. If you previously checked Remember password, you won’t receive a prompt to enter your password when switching accounts. If you haven’t checked Remember password, you’ll receive a prompt to enter the password for your account.
  4. Now when you click on the Account Switcher button, you should see both accounts. You’ll know which of your Facebook accounts is currently active by the green mark.
  5. If you decide you would like to remove an account from your computer, click the little grey X in the corner of your profile photo.

How to Switch Between Facebook Accounts (New Facebook)

new facebook switch accounts

  1. While logged into Facebook, click on the Account button next to Notifications.
  2. Select Switch Accounts, then select Log Into Another Account.
  3. Enter your username and password and click Log in. If you previously checked Remember password, you won’t receive a prompt to enter your password when switching accounts. If you haven’t checked Remember password, you’ll receive a prompt to enter the password for your account.
  4. Now when you click on the Switch Accounts button, you should see both accounts. On New Facebook, there’s no visual marker for the account you’re on.
  5. If you decide you’d like to remove an account from your computer, go to Switch Accounts then click the X to the right of the account name.

Stay Secure When Switching Facebook Accounts

Because you have the option to always enter your password when switching profiles, this feature is useful for family members who share a computer. Facebook also allows you to add up to 10 accounts using the Account Switcher feature.

It will also come in handy if you have a separate Facebook login for work. That way you can keep all things work and personal completely separated. If you want to know more about Facebook security, check out the complete Facebook privacy guide.

You Can Now Switch Facebook Accounts Quickly

Once you’ve added multiple accounts, swapping between accounts on Facebook is quick and easy. It may just be a simple feature, but it’s one that can make your life a lot easier. As is using Facebook to plan an event, and here’s how to create events on Facebook.

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