Facebook Message Sender

Automatically send messages to Facebook profiles

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Send messages to a list of Facebook profiles

Connecting with someone via private message is incredibly powerful.

It allows deep focus on a single person and genuine care for their feedbacks. How about scaling that action in order to get more answers from your friends on Facebook?

That's precisely what this new API does.

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 profile URLs in it, or the direct link of a Facebook profile.
  • Message: The message you want to send.
  • Number of profiles per launch: How many messages to send per launch

(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 Profile 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 profile URL directly in the field.

6. Personalize your message 🆕 💬

Below the column name you'll find the message configuration.

In the message textbox you can write a private note which will be sent to the profile included in your Google spreadsheet.

#fbFirstName# will be replaced in your message by the first name of the person you’re adding.
The other tags available are #fbName# and #fbLastName#, replaced by their full name and last name.

How about using your own tags ? Simple.
Add a column in your Google Spreadsheet with any informations you want to apply.

For instance:
A column named greetings in your Google Spreadsheet will replace all #greetings# tags in your message.

⚙️️Repetition setup ⚙️

Now that your API is ready, you can customize it to make it work repetitively.

Use to 'Number of profiles to process per launch' field to configure how many profiles you want to scrape per launch (5 for instance will make it send a message to 5 profiles each launch then stop). Then set a repetition setup:

To do so, simply hit the “Settings” button to define when your API is launched.

Then, select a frequency:

Now that this is set, click 💾 Save at the bottom of the page.

There you go, the scraping will be made for you without you doing anything!

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 tends to notice when too many messages are sent in a short period of time. Spamming messages is probably reprimanded. We recommend spreading your messages (like 1 message every 15min rather than 10 in one go).
If too many actions are done too quickly, Facebook may temporarily block your messages. If that happens, you would need to wait for a few hours before being able to send them again. Be careful and reduce your API frequency the next time.
Also 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).

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)
  • work
  • education
  • cities
  • contactInfo
  • familyMembers
  • lifeEvents

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