Facebook Group Extractor

Scrape Facebook profiles, names & information from members of Facebook groups

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Collect information from any Facebook group

Get to know any Facebook member that shares the same interests as you. Use any Facebook group you have access to and gather:

  1. Facebook profile links
  2. Names
  3. Facebook Unique ID
  4. Profile pictures
  5. Current job/location

What will you need? ⚙️

  • Session cookies c_user and xs: Your c_user and xs session cookies from Facebook.
  • Spreadsheet URL: The link of a Google Spreadsheet (or CSV) with Facebook groups URLs in it, OR the direct link of a Facebook group (unless they're public, you must be a member of these groups).
  • Number of members per group: The number of members you want to collect per group. If left empty, the API will scrape all group members.
  • Number of members per launch: If you want to scrape all members from a huge single group, you can choose to retrieve the data in several short launches instead of a long one.

(You already have all that? Click straight away on "Use this API")

What you need to do.

1. Create an account on Phantombuster.com 💻

If you haven't already, create a FREE account on Phantombuster. Our service will browse the web for you. It’s a website automator which runs in the cloud. Once done we'll follow up.

2. Use this API on your account.👌

We cooked up in our lab a script with first-class attention.
Now that you're connected to Phantombuster, Click on the following button (it will open a new tab).

3. Click on Configure me!

You'll now see the 3 configuration dots blinking. Click on them.

4. Facebook authentication 🔑

Because the script will manipulate Facebook for you, it needs to be logged on your Facebook account. For that you just need to copy paste two session cookies in the script argument:

  • Using Chrome, go to your Facebook homepage and open the inspector
    → Right click anywhere on the page and select “Inspect”
    CMD+OPT+i on macOS
    or
    F12 or CTRL+MAJ+i on Windows

  • Locate the “Application” tab

  • Select “Cookies” > “http://www.facebook.com” on the left menu.

  • Locate the “c_user” cookie.

  • Copy what’s under “Value” (Double click on it then Ctrl+C) and paste it into your script Argument)

  • Do the same for the “xs” cookie.

// How to access your cookies with Firefox and Safari//

5. Add a Google Spreadsheet 📑

Below your session cookies you’ll find Spreadsheet URL.

Add in the Spreadsheet URL textbox the link of a Google spreadsheet with this same format (Share option must be OPEN):

Your spreadsheet should contain a list of Facebook Group URLs (one link per row).

You can specify the name of the column that contains the profile links. Simply enter the column name in the next text field.
You can also enter a single Facebook group URL directly in the field.

Click on Launch & Enjoy!

It’s done! All that is left to do is to click on "launch" to try your script!

Limits

Please be aware that this API, like most of our Facebook APIs, will manipulate your own account on your behalf.

Facebook may notice unusual activities (login attemps from another location) and sometimes finds it suspicious and temporarily locks the account (asking to review the login to confirm it was intended).

Also there's a limit on how many members we can access from a group (despite the total amount shown by Facebook being way higher). That amount may vary depending on the group you're scraping (~around 10k for a 100k members group).

Output

This API will output CSV and/or JSON containing the following fields:

  • profileURL (Facebook profile URL)
  • imageURL (Profile picture URL)
  • uid (Facebook Unique ID)
  • name (Full name)
  • firstName
  • lastName
  • additionalData (Profile data such as job or location)
  • groupName (Name of the Facebook Group)

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