Facebook Profile Scraper

Collect valuable information you need from Facebook profiles

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Scrape Facebook and automatically extract the data available on a list of profiles

Public Facebook profiles may contain a lot of interesting information. Scrape Facebook on automatic and extract that data without doing anything.

This Facebook automation will visit each profile on your behalf, copy/paste and arrange the data in one single spreadsheet ready for you to take further action.

If you need more detailed data, this automation even browse specific sections deeper within each profile.


1. Create your account.

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2. Add this Facebook automation to your account.

3. Click on Configure me!

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

4. Easy & safe authentication

This automation will connect to the website on your behalf. The safest and most efficient way for Phantombuster to authenticate as yourself is by using your session cookies.

To make that process as easy as possible you can use Phantombuster's browser extension. It's a 2-click installation.

If you're operating from another browser and/or want to do it manually, here is how to do it.

5. Specify which Facebook profiles you want to scrape data from.

Create a spreadsheet on Google Spreadsheet.

Fill it with Facebook profile URLs. One profile URL per row, all in column A.

Make this spreadsheet public so Phantombuster can access it.

Paste the spreadsheet's URL to Phantombuster.

6. Additional pages to scrape

Facebook displays a lot of useful data deeper within each profile. Tick the following boxes if you also want to scrape these data. It just takes a little bit more time.

  • Work and Education
  • Places they've lived
  • Contact and Basic Info
  • Family and Relationships
  • Details
  • Life Events
    Just tick their checkbox to have these pages also visited.

Start your automation!

You're all set. Just click "launch" to get your automation started!

Set this Facebook automation on repeat

Once your automation's configuration is ready, you can schedule repetitive launches. This will allow you to avoid rate limits, scrape more data and get your automated workflows to spread over days, weeks, even months.

To do so, go to your dashboard and look for your automation's “Settings” button.

Then, select a frequency:

And Save those new settings at the bottom of the page.

Recommendations

👮 Facebook limits: Since Phantombuster's servers are located on the west coast of the USA, Facebook might consider those login attempts as 'unusual activities'. It's likely that they'll then temporarily lock your account and ask you to confirm your login.

Facebook tends to notice when too many profiles are visited over a short period of time. We recommend spreading your scraping to 5 profiles every 30min. If you're scraping additionnal data too, we recommend you reduce that amount even further.

In order to use the Facebook automations to their max potential, we recommend using a proxy close to you.

Output

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

  • profileURL (Facebook profile URL)
  • profilePictureUrl (Profile picture URL)
  • name (Full name)
  • status (Friend or not)
  • uid (Facebook ID)
  • work
  • education
  • cities
  • contactInfo
  • familyMembers
  • lifeEvents

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