Multiple accounts: best practices
Multilogin is a tool that allows you to run browser profiles that websites see as distinct native devices. It will help you avoid account bans and restrictions and scale your business faster than ever.
In this article, we will guide you through 5 important steps that comprise the best strategy for managing multiple accounts in Multilogin.
Step 1: setting up your profile
You can visit this page to find a detailed explanation of each profile setting. Below are the most important things in this step:
- Choose an operating system that matches your original OS (macOS, Windows, Linux) or Android for a mobile browser
- Choose the browser profile type: either Mimic that is built on Chrome or Stealthfox that is built on Firefox
- Click "Advanced" → "Hardware" and set the following parameters:
- Canvas – Off
- AudioContext – Off
- WebGL image – Off
- WebGL metadata – Mask
These are the settings that we recommend using according to our recent research. However, it’s important to remember that detection mechanisms of various platforms tend to change overtime. We are doing our best to always update our users with the most recent findings.
At the same time, it’s good practice to experiment with disabling some masking parameters to see if your success rates increase, should you encounter any issues. Also, you are always welcome to contact support for a more in-depth analysis and recommendations.
Step 2: changing your IP
You can use a 3/4G hotspot or a VPN to change your IP, but the most popular option is proxies. For most use cases, the best proxy type is mobile or residential. This article will guide you through the process of adding a proxy to your Multilogin profile.
Multilogin does not provide proxies: they need to be purchased separately. Check out our list of recommended proxy providers and get amazing deals!
Step 3: using cookies
Though Multilogin takes care of your browser fingerprint, you need to remember the importance of behavioral factors. Adding cookies to every profile is a crucial step that should not be skipped. This step emulates the behavior of a regular user, which is your main goal.
Typically, a regular user doesn't create an account on the target website immediately after installing a browser. Before doing that, they generate an extensive browser history, and a lot of cookies get stored in the browser.
By checking cookies, large platforms like Google and Facebook can see what websites you have visited, even if you don’t have an account with them yet. That’s why when you don't have cookies, the target website may think that it's suspicious.
- If you buy farmed accounts, they can come with a cookie package that you can import into your profile
- You can also generate cookies using our CookieRobot
Step 4: creating or importing an account
If you already have an account that you need to import, you can do it by importing relevant cookies into a profile. Note that ideally, geolocation and browser type (Mimic for Chrome, Stealthfox for Firefox) should match the environment where the account was created originally.
If you need to create an account on your target website, this is the time to do it. Here are a few details to keep in mind during that process:
- For every account, you need to use a separate profile with a different IP address
- All registration details should be different for each account (for example, names, emails, payment methods, phone numbers, and so on)
- While entering your details, it’s better to avoid using clipboard paste buffer and use our Human typing emulation instead
Step 5: warming up an account
Typically, you would create an account to accomplish a specific goal: for example, running ads, selling or buying products, and so on. And this is the time when we again need to remember about the behavioral factor in terms of what would a regular user do.
New accounts are always under the radar of detection systems, because they are not aged and hence don’t have any historical data.
You can watch this video for an example of a good account warm-up practice. There are many other techniques that you can find online. This step is definitely not to be skipped, so go ahead and google “How to warm up a Facebook / Google / Amazon / other account“ and start your multi-accounting journey!