Multilogin is probably the best known – and one of the longest-standing – antidetect browsers in the market. Agencies use it to manage social media profiles, merchants – to diversify risk by opening several e-shops, while marketers increase their reach with multiple ad accounts.
Though Multilogin is widely considered to be the antidetect browser, it’s also expensive. So people often turn to a cheaper alternative first, hoping to save some money. This does work out for some, but stealth browsing is an area with many moving targets. And from what I’ve noticed over the years, Multilogin consistently remains at the top of the game.
In this review, we’ll take a closer look at Multilogin’s features, price, and effectiveness to see if it’s a good fit for you.
- Great track record
- Passes fingerprint checks
- Polished user experience
- Quality customer service
- Automation & team features cost extra
- No free trial
|Operating systems||Windows, macOS, Linux|
|Payment methods||Credit card, PayPal, cryptocurrencies|
Multilogin was established in 2015, which makes it one of the longest-running antidetect browsers. It’s owned by an Estonian company that also runs Indigo Browser, a sister brand for Russian-speaking audiences.
Like many anonymity services, multi-account browsing is a touchy area. But Multilogin does well to present itself as a solid business; there’s never a feeling like you’re using a shady tool that an anonymous dude recommended to you in some hacking group. It’s a real company with real faces you can find on LinkedIn. This is reassuring.
Multilogin expects the same transparency from you: it requires passing a stringent know-your-customer procedure and forbids illegal use cases like carding. Don’t expect the kind of anonymity that stores data in RAM in case you need to bail fast. It’s a business for businesses.
It also helps that Multilogin has largely managed to avoid controversy. That’s no small feat when multiple companies in the field either got entangled into illegal business or exposed customer credentials following a hack.
Finally, Multilogin knows how to use communication to its advantage. The company employs cybersecurity researchers who occasionally share insights into browser fingerprinting technology. There’s also a YouTube channel with interviews and educational materials. Such efforts create value and also work as social proof.
Funnily enough, Multilogin’s founders once wrote a dramatic letter calling the app “a last stand in the fight for online privacy“. The letter is long gone from the website, which now focuses on more practical business matters. But that’s okay – not every company needs to save the world.
Everything you’d need to run multiple profiles on your desktop or laptop.
Multilogin is an antidetect browser – as a baseline, it lets you create multiple unrelated profiles for online activities, each with their own digital fingerprint. But it also packs a bunch of other features to make your work easier. Let’s have a look at them.
Quick Profile Creation (+ Ability to Customize Each Setting)
Multilogin allows creating new browser profiles with a few mouse clicks. This is convenient when you don’t want or don’t know how to configure the various settings that comprise a browser fingerprint.
The default mode asks you to make a few choices concerning the operating system, browser type, and proxies. There’s also a Quick browser profile feature that involves even less tinkering and is meant for throwaway sessions. In any case, Multilogin automatically generates a browser fingerprint that’s very hard to distinguish from real users.
If you want though, you can change most of the settings manually: for example, set a different user-agent, screen resolution, or how the browser handles WebRTC.
Two Customized Browser Engines
Most antidetect browsers nowadays are based on Chromium. Multilogin maintains two custom web browsers with different engines. The first, Mimic Browser, builds on Chromium. The second, Stealthfox, uses Firefox for its backend.
In most cases, what’s important are the customizations Multilogin has made, while the choice of engine will affect superficial things like the user interface. That said, some believe that differences do exist: for example, that Firefox is better for accessing websites like Gmail because Google knows less about its innards. While I can’t verify this, it’s good to have a choice.
Multilogin supports the ability to manage online profiles together with other people. You can invite teammates, share one or a group of profiles, and assign different permissions to team members. For instance, you can give a teammate access only to profiles associated with one client, with an ability to open but not edit them.
It’s also possible to transfer profiles to another account. However, it’s more limited, as you basically give up control instead of sharing it.
Automation with Headless Libraries
If you’re looking to automate tasks (for example, write a script for an account creation flow), Multilogin offers several options for programmatic access. First, it has an API which allows creating, listing, and customizing profiles. Second, the browser integrates with Selenium and Puppeteer headless libraries.
In theory, you could even use Multilogin as a headless browser for web scraping and save some engineering resources on fingerprint imitation. That said, we haven’t tested this use case ourselves, and feedback from developers suggests that it may not be the easiest feat.
Chrome releases a new browser version every four weeks. Because the automatic update option is on by default, it’s frighteningly effective at rolling out the updates to users. While a browser that’s several versions behind is unlikely to cause outright bans, it may bring unwanted attention.
Multilogin tries hard to keep its browsers up to date, sometimes releasing several minor versions per month (and at least one on most months).
The Grab Bag
There are more features that are worth mentioning but don’t warrant a separate section:
- Paste as human typing which emulates a human writing on a keyboard.
- Support for Firefox and Chrome browser extensions.
- Ability to export and import cookies (using an additional extension).
- CookieRobot that automatically collects cookies from URLs you specify.
- Local or cloud storage for browser profiles.
- Encryption of user data when stored on Multilogin’s servers.
Expensive and locks away features for entry users.
The product isn’t cheap. In fact, starting at €99, it’s one of the most expensive antidetect browsers in the market. But that’s to be expected, considering that Multilogin positions itself as a premium service. The other two plans cost €199 and €399 per month, respectively.
How do the plans differ? They offer most of the same features, with three notable exceptions:
- Number of browser profiles you can create. The plans give you 100, then 300, and finally 1,000 profile slots.
- Collaboration options. The entry plan lets you use Multilogin alone; the other plans unlock more team seats to collaborate with others.
- Automation functionality. The ability to automate Multilogin is only available when buying the most expensive plan.
Multilogin provides a lengthy checklist of features you receive with each plan.
Unfortunately, there’s no free trial. But you may be able to request a refund as per Multilogin’s terms of service.
Multilogin Performance Tests
Consistently managed to produce a consistent browser fingerprint.
We ran Multilogin on a Mac computer and made no modifications to the automatically generated fingerprints. The profiles were set up to use the same residential proxy provider with a sticky IP address.
Our two main targets were Pixelscan and CreepJS:
- Pixelscan is an online tool that checks for software, hardware, and IP inconsistencies in a browser’s fingerprint. We considered the test passed when Pixelscan identified the fingerprint as fully consistent.
- CreepJS was specifically made to search for weaknesses in anti-detection tools. Its techniques are very invasive, so it’s unclear if websites rely on them. Still, CreepJS has become one of the main benchmarks in web scraping circles, so we were interested to see how well Multilogin performs. The evaluation ranges from 0 to 100%, with 100% being the perfect score.
|Pixelscan check||CreepJS score|
|Profile 1 (Chrome, macOS)||✅|
|Profile 2 (Chrome, macOS)||✅|
|Profile 3 (Chrome, macOS)||✅|
|Profile 4 (Firefox, macOS)||✅|
|Profile 5 (Firefox, macOS)||✅|
|Profile 6 (Firefox, macOS)||✅|
|Profile 7 (Chrome, Windows)||❌|
|Profile 8 (Firefox, Windows)||❌|
|Profile 9 (Chrome, Android)||❌|
Multilogin managed to beat Pixelscan every time. It only started failing the test when we selected a different operating system than the one we were using. But that’s expected behavior, as antidetect browser developers recommend avoiding operating system mismatch if possible.
CreepJS’s scores were satisfactory, as well. Even with vanilla Chrome, the number hovers around 70%, and Multilogin successfully managed to pass the most important challenges (specifically, lies).
How to Use Multilogin
Polished user experience with great customer service.
Registering on Multilogin requires a bit of jumping around. You create an account on the app. But to buy a plan, Multilogin has a separate dashboard on its website. That’s where all the billing information is.
Before you can start using Multilogin, you may need to go through a KYC process. It’s invasive: individual users have to send an ID, while companies are asked to provide information about themselves. To complete the screening process, you have to jump on a video call.
Multilogin has a clean and relatively minimalist user interface. It’s not a freemium tool, so unlike competitors like AdsPower, there are no prompts, overlays, and buttons to steal your attention away from the core experience.
The app’s navigation includes five tabs meant for controlling profiles, team access, changing account information and default browser settings, contacting support, and installing plugins (which are partner proxy services).
You’ll likely spend 90% of your time on the first one. It shows the full or filtered list of profiles you’ve created, when they were last modified, and if they’re currently running.
That said, the user experience isn’t perfect. For example, some Multilogin’s competitors allow showing not only when a profile was last modified but also launched. And while you can add notes to a profile, this feature lacks discoverability, and there’s no way to see at a glance that a profile has a note attached.
The user interface of an open profile is almost identical to regular Chrome or Firefox. The only differences are that you can see the profile’s name by the address bar, and that there’s a Multilogin extension for closing and saving the profile.
Working with Profiles
Multilogin offers two ways to create a profile: quick and regular.
Quick profiles are meant for throwaway sessions, when you need to do something once and then discard the profile. They only ask for three parameters – operating system, browser engine, and proxies – and then launch a browser window.
Regular profiles persist throughout sessions. While they have the same basic options, you can further choose to modify every setting that comprises a browser’s fingerprint, such as the screen resolution, media devices, or WebGL rendering. The window previews your fingerprint, and you can generate a new one with a click of a button.
By default, Multilogin stores profile data in the cloud and syncs it automatically. If you wish, you can create profiles in your local storage.
Once you’ve generated a profile, you can move it to a group to keep things tidy. Groups are also useful for collaboration, as you’re able to limit the access of your teammates to a particular group. The permission levels are either launch-only or full editing capacity.
To get you started faster, Multilogin lets you import cookies from a file. Alternatively, you can use its CookieRobot functionality. This way, the profile will automatically visit the URLs you specify to collect their cookies.
Finally, you can choose to transfer a profile to another account. This gives full possession to the recipient, making you lose access in the process. There’s also an option to export profiles, but it only creates a .CSV file with their names, group info, and last edit date.
Multilogin offers a local API. You need to set up a listening port (basically one line in Multilogin’s configuration file) to use it. The API supports creating, modifying, and deleting profiles, single or in bulk, just like you would through the visual interface. That said, it has pretty strict rate limits at 10 requests per minute.
What’s more, you can automate browser instances with the Selenium and Puppeteer libraries. Multilogin provides code samples for Python, Java, and Node.js in the documentation.
Over the years, Multilogin has created an impressive amount of informational content for its users.
The main place to look for answers is Multilogin’s documentation hub. It’s an exhaustive resource covering various areas of the service. Aside from usage guides, you can also find information about browser fingerprinting methods, best practices, and troubleshooting scenarios.
In addition, Multilogin controls an active YouTube channel. It replicates many of the same topics in a video format, adding success stories and interviews with experts in the field.
Despite this breadth of documentation, Multilogin manages to keep everything up to date, which is a feat of its own.
Multilogin provides customer service over chat or email. The live chat is available Monday to Friday, and its working hours depend on your language: support in English works round the clock, while Chinese and Russian-speaking agents go offline at night (in their local time).
I tried contacting the support using both channels. A reply to my email came in around three hours, providing detailed information to my question. The other channel was faster: I received a chat response within five minutes, and the customer support agent promptly helped me solve issues with Android-based profiles.
Overall, I was very happy with the service I received.
If budget is no constraint, it makes little sense not to choose Multilogin, unless you really need a mobile app or integrated action automation features like some competitors have. However, if you’re trying to save… Well, the choice gets harder.
As it stands, Multilogin has little to offer to solopreneurs that need fewer than 100 profiles; if you’re one, the other options may look more compelling. And for budget-conscious businesses, the choice edges on how much you value reliability and quality of service over potential savings with a cheaper competitor.