Wether you have found a post or have your own post that is creating engagement within the community you're targeting, this tool will help you scrape info about all the commenters (name, Facebook Profile URL).
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 post URLs in it, OR the direct link of a single Facebook post. To get the URL of a Facebook post, just click on its timestamp.
(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
→ 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)
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 Post 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 post 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!
Please be aware that this API will manipulate your own account on your behalf.
Since Phantombuster's servers are located on the west coast of the USA, Facebook might to 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.
In order to use the Facebook APIs to their max potential, we recommend using a proxy close to you.
This API will output CSV and/or JSON containing the following fields:
profileUrl (Facebook profile URL)
profileImageUrl (Profile picture URL)
name (Full name)
comment (Text of the comment)
likeCount (Number of likes on this post)
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