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Multiple accounts: best practices

Updated 1 month ago by Yelena

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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.

Check out this page to discover how you can use Multilogin for your business.

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
According to our recent research, Google shows better results with Stealthfox and Facebook works better with Mimic.
  • 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 a 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

We recommend using a different IP for each profile, which contains a separate account on your target website.

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!

Not sure which proxy to choose? Just watch this video and learn a lot of great tips.

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 such as 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.

Check out this awesome video explaining this topic in more detail!

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.

Be very vigilant with purchased accounts: very often you can not know for sure how they were created and which history do they have. A more reliable option would be using accounts that belong to your family and friends.

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, etc)
Ideally, the geolocation of your proxy, the phone number, and the card origin (if applicable) should match.
  • 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.

It’s a good idea to use accounts that belong to your family and friends, as they have a lot of behavioral data, thus websites trust them more.

You can watch this video for an example of a good account warm-up practice. There are many other techniques for warming up accounts 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 / etc account“ and start your multi-accounting journey!

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