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Facebook User Search Scraper

Facebook User Search Scraper

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The Facebook User Search Scraper can obtain public data of profiles given a profile URL or a name to search. You can use it as a Facebook user matcher, user finder, or user enricher to connect your apps.

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What is the Facebook User Search Scraper?

The Facebook User Search Scraper is a web scraping tool that allows you to scrape Facebook user search results. It can be used obtain public data of a profile given profile URL, or a list of profiles given a search query (name).

🔎 Using the Actor as a Facebook Profile Matcher

Do you have a list of users in your database and want to match them with their Facebook profiles? Simply enter the name of the user from your database, and the scraper will return matching Facebook profiles.

🔦 Using the actor as a Facebook Profile Finder

Find a public Facebook profile by entering the profile URL. The scraper will return the profile data in JSON, XML or CSV format.

💎 Using the actor as a Facebook Profile Enricher

The Facebook User Search Scraper can be used to enrich your existing user database with Facebook profiles. You can connect your backend to the actor via API and automatically enrich your user database with Facebook profiles.

What data can the Facebook User Search Scraper extract?

The Facebook User Search Scraper can extract the following data from Facebook user search results:

  • Name
  • Profile URL
  • Profile Picture URL
  • Cover Photo URL
  • Uploaded Image URLs
  • Education History
  • Work History

What use cases does the Facebook User Search Scraper?

  • 👍 Profile Matching - you can use the facebook user to enrich your existing user database with Facebook profiles. This can be useful for matching users across different platforms.
  • 📈 Market Research - you can use the facebook user to obtain data about your competitors' customers. This can be useful for market research and competitor analysis.
  • 📊 Lead Generation - you can use the facebook user to understand your target audience better. This can be useful for lead generation and sales.

How to use the Facebook User Search Scraper?

  1. Create a free Apify account
  2. Open Facebook User Search Scraper
  3. Add either a profile URL or a search query
  4. Click Start and wait for the results
  5. Download the results in JSON, XML or CSV format or connect the actor to your backend via API

📥 Input

To run the actor, simply enter either a:

  • Profile URL - the URL of the profile you want to scrape (e.g. https://www.facebook.com/zuck)

  • Search Query - the name of the person you want to search for (e.g. Mark Zuckerberg)

If you enter both a profile URL and a search query, the actor will use the profile URL.

📤 Output

The results are stored in the default dataset associated with the actor. Each item is an ad, having the following format:

1{
2  "name": "Mark Zuckerberg",
3  "profileImage": "https://scontent-bos5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.18172-8/19575079_10103832396388711_8894816584589808440_o.jpg?stp=dst-jpg_p480x480&_nc_cat=109&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=e3f864&_nc_ohc=eqDM8yh9GWsAX-TfaBE&_nc_ht=scontent-bos5-1.xx&oh=00_AfDscZ8EhrdqknNoPoOWRmQr56-zPwtioanbMu-cp4TjDA&oe=6541E03D?f=.jpg",
4  "coverImage": "https://scontent-bos5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.18172-8/19575079_10103832396388711_8894816584589808440_o.jpg?stp=dst-jpg_p480x480&_nc_cat=109&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=e3f864&_nc_ohc=eqDM8yh9GWsAX-TfaBE&_nc_ht=scontent-bos5-1.xx&oh=00_AfDscZ8EhrdqknNoPoOWRmQr56-zPwtioanbMu-cp4TjDA&oe=6541E03D",
5  "images": [
6    "https://scontent-bos5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/305639385_10114682386840871_3268767058260494617_n.jpg?stp=c0.18.160.160a_dst-jpg_p160x160&_nc_cat=105&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=ce01d1&_nc_ohc=I_opInkXph4AX-nMjL_&_nc_ht=scontent-bos5-1.xx&oh=00_AfAzk9yL8vnDcBXzo9c9Zc-pI-JZVrZEL4Q5w2RutfmqHA&oe=651EEE21"
7  ],
8  "userId": "4",
9  "profileUrl": "https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=4",
10  "userData": [
11    {
12      "type": "work",
13      "text": "Works at Chan Zuckerberg Initiative",
14      "icon": "https://scontent-bos5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-1/311294933_477853641045896_6686128975185982862_n.jpg?stp=cp0_dst-jpg_p24x24&_nc_cat=100&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=5fac6f&_nc_ohc=RA0Dim8hGOYAX-hfI5a&_nc_ht=scontent-bos5-1.xx&oh=00_AfDi_RMA9ejHQa3OxE5CvFv0Vi5CK7KmoRgQ-hnECc5G9A&oe=651E64E5"
15    },
16    {
17      "type": "work",
18      "text": "Founder and CEO at Meta",
19      "icon": "https://scontent-bos5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-1/249340936_460684055493192_7689068624385396462_n.png?stp=cp0_dst-png_p24x24&_nc_cat=1&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=5fac6f&_nc_ohc=O2bjKiwVdAkAX8nzTzK&_nc_ht=scontent-bos5-1.xx&oh=00_AfCSG_IluQ6fqd_wS9W-dIjaN8yHnliFgMSyv04o1tsBJg&oe=651EDE63"
20    },
21    {
22      "type": "education",
23      "text": "Studied Computer Science and Psychology at Harvard University",
24      "icon": "https://scontent-bos5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-1/279079571_364449472388453_298263262942608273_n.jpg?stp=cp0_dst-jpg_p24x24&_nc_cat=1&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=5fac6f&_nc_ohc=olAe-Z0BBIoAX9u82ol&_nc_ht=scontent-bos5-1.xx&oh=00_AfAYx_ymfJzgbJFaX1v1oJ4ZgIue46kf5H7Qm5oL-swOog&oe=651FD3FD"
25    },
26    {
27      "type": "education",
28      "text": "Went to Phillips Exeter Academy",
29      "icon": "https://scontent-bos5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.30497-1/83245568_1845797888897938_3274147281632231424_n.png?stp=c7.0.24.24a_cp0_dst-png_p24x24&_nc_cat=1&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=dbb9e7&_nc_ohc=LCeoeytjcgwAX_Lp8Mo&_nc_ht=scontent-bos5-1.xx&oh=00_AfBBt1zAZ9IZF8kujxCvgNPAa_0XUQGuQsVi7axgx3v7Ow&oe=6541C214"
30    },
31    {
32      "type": "education",
33      "text": "Went to Ardsley High School",
34      "icon": "https://scontent-bos5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.30497-1/83245568_1845797888897938_3274147281632231424_n.png?stp=c7.0.24.24a_cp0_dst-png_p24x24&_nc_cat=1&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=dbb9e7&_nc_ohc=LCeoeytjcgwAX_Lp8Mo&_nc_ht=scontent-bos5-1.xx&oh=00_AfBBt1zAZ9IZF8kujxCvgNPAa_0XUQGuQsVi7axgx3v7Ow&oe=6541C214"
35    }
36  ]
37}

How many results can I scrape?

The user search currently uses infinite scroll to load all the profiles on the page. This means that the actor will keep scrolling until it reaches the end of the page, and then it will start extracting the profiles. By default, the actor will scroll 10 times. To control the number of scrolls, you can use the scrollsAmount input field.

Why use the Facebook User Search Scraper?

  • ⚡️ Fast - The scraper is fast and efficient, allowing you to scrape profiles in a programmatic way.

  • 🤙 Easy to use - The scraper is easy to use and requires no coding knowledge. All you need to do is input the companies you want to scrape and the scraper will do the rest.

  • ☑️ Well-Maintained - The scraper is maintained by the Lexis Solutions team, ensuring that it is always up-to-date and working properly.

FAQ

  • Is Scraping Facebook Profiles Legal?

    The current scraper only scrapes public data from Facebook profiles. This means that the data is publicly available and can be accessed by anyone. However, we recommend that you check Facebook's Terms of Service before using the scraper.

  • How much does it cost?

    The cost for using the Facebook User Search Scraper is shown on the top of this page. You can also check the Apify Store page for more information.

  • I can't visualize images from the dataset. What do I do?

    Facebook has strict privacy policies and might not allow images to be visualized on sites different than Meta's platforms. To visualize the images, you can download the images from a non-browser environment, e.g Node.js, and copy the assets into your own storage.


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  • Created in Oct 2023
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