Automate multiple accounts

Let’s say you have multiple clients who each have their own social media account and you’d like to use the same Phantom for each of them. It's possible with PhantomBuster!

 

 

1. Duplicate the Phantom you need

On your account’s "Dashboard," find the Phantom of your choice and click on the three little dots in its top right corner. Choose “Duplicate”:

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You'll be immediately taken to the Setup of the duplicate Phantom you’ve made where you’ll be able to modify the settings as you please.

 

2. Obtaining different sets of session cookies

The most important thing to change is the session cookie. However, when you manually log out of your account on a website such as LinkedIn or Instagram, your session cookie will automatically expire. This means that getting a second user’s cookie is not as straightforward as logging out of one account and into a new one.

 

Using PhantomBuster's browser extension

Please note, this method will not work for Instagram or Facebook. If you're using either of these networks, please see the section below this.

First, confirm that you’ve installed our browser extension to get your cookies. Then, on the "Connect to..." section of your duplicated Phantom's setup, hold down the shift button on your keyboard + click on the "Connect to..." button in the session cookie input field, which should now say "(new session)":

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This will open up the login page of the social network you’re using in a new tab. Once you’ve entered your login details, the tab will automatically close and the new session cookie will have populated the input field without having disrupted your previous sessions.

You can repeat this process as many times as you’d like to use as many different accounts as you need.

 

Using PhantomBuster's browser extension with Instagram & Facebook

In your browser extension settings, make sure to allow the extension in incognito/private windows.

Open a private browser window and log into your other Instagram/Facebook account, as well as your PhantomBuster account. Go to your new Phantom's setup and click on the "Connect to..." button to obtain the cookies for this account.

You should close the private window without logging out. You can repeat this process in a new private window as many times as you’d like to use as many different accounts as you need.

 

Manually

If you're not using our browser extension, you can obtain the new cookie by opening a private browser window and logging into the other social network account. Once you’ve done this, you'll have to obtain your cookies manually, then paste them into the new Phantom's setup.

You should close the private window without logging out. You can repeat this process in a new private window as many times as you’d like to use as many different accounts as you need.

 

3. Rename your duplicated Phantom

After you’ve set up the duplicate Phantom, you can rename it from the same menu on your Dashboard or on its console page:

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Voilà! You now have two Phantoms that you can use with different cookies at different times with different inputs and outputs:

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