Extract Friends from Facebook Profile
Generate leads (& sales) by automatically extracting any Facebook profile. Friends & friends of friends are the best people to begin a search for leads. No matter what you sell, you’ll surely find someone from your friend’s list (or their friends) who’d be interested in your product/services.
This spice can help you scrape the details of friends of any Facebook profile you specify.
Here are some usecases/applications of using this automation:
- Use this automation to generate leads from your friend’s list. This can be used for cold messaging, and get more sales by pitching your product/services.
How to extract friends from any Facebook profile?
Profile URL is the primary input for this spice. You can create a list of CSV or Google sheets to extract friends from any Facebook profiles.
Here are the steps to use this spice:
- Create a free TexAu account here
- Enter the profile URL manually in the respective field or create a CSV or Google spreadsheet to scrape the Facebook friend list from multiple URLs.
- Optionally, you can mention the number of friends to scrape from the Facebook profile. If not, leave it blank.
- Run the automation right away or schedule it to run as and when required
Limitations & important points to note
- You can run this spice 40 times a day & 30 profiles per run, i.e. 120 profiles per day. However, we wouldn’t recommend running this spice for that many profiles. You will have to keep in mind your daily limit. Find those details here.
- If you’re using the web version, make sure you toggle the ‘Use Proxy button’. This will require you to add a proxy to your account. If you use the TexAu Desktop app, you don’t have to worry about purchasing a proxy or even setting one.
Let’s see how to extract friends from your Facebook profile
Here we will see the steps of the execution & the inputs required for this spice.
The whole execution will play around these 7 input points & the total time to execute this will be around 1-2 minutes, depending on the number of Facebook profiles you want to extract friends of.
Here’s what each of the input points means:
- CUSER & XS: Facebook uses this piece of information to ensure it’s really you who’s using the profile
- Profile URL: Enter the Profile URL in this field. If you have a list of Profile URLs in a CSV or a Google sheet. Use that in step 5
- Max Count: Specify how many friends you want to scrape from any profile. Leaving it blank will scrape all 5000 Facebook friends (A profile can have only 5000 friends)
- Upload a CSV or Link a Google Sheet: Here you can upload a CSV or link a Google sheet. There are some extra steps here & we will cover them in the next section
- Extract friends: Clicking on this button will immediately start the execution
- Schedule this spice: You can choose to schedule this spice to find company IDs
How to extract friends from any Facebook profile?
Step 1: Create TexAu account & authenticate Facebook Session cookie
Once your account is set up and you have completed the onboarding, visit the Spice page in the app. TexAu acts on your behalf on Facebook to run this automation.
TexAu is the safest automation platform on the web, it uses your Facebook session cookie to authenticate as you to run this automation. We never ask for your login credentials. To make filling session cookies easier, you can use the TexAu Chrome extension. This process only requires 2 clicks.
Download TexAu Extension for Chrome here: TexAu Chrome Extension [Used and loved by over 4000+ customers]
Refresh your automation page and click on the Get Cookie button. Make sure you’re logged in to your Facebook account & the activated chrome extension will do the job.
In case you are not using Google Chrome, check this guide on how to get cookies manually from your browser. We are working hard to bring our extension to all the major browsers very soon.
Step 2: Upload the CSV or paste Google sheet URL (only if you have multiple profile URLs)
If you have a CSV, simply upload it from your PC. If you have a Google Sheet, there are some extra steps.
- First, paste the Google sheet’s URL.
- Either get the session cookie or use our chrome extension to do it with the click of a button.
- Input the column containing the profile URLs. Make sure you choose the right column for successful execution.
For the final touch, make sure you have set the sheet as public (as shown below) so the TexAu can access it.
Step 3: Start execution or schedule the automation
Clicking on the Extract friends button will immediately start the execution. Based on the number of Profile URLs, the execution time will vary.
Scheduling the automation will give you additional points to control the execution. You can choose specific days of the week or month, specific times daily. You can even set a specific start & end time of the execution.
The advantage of automating the whole process is that you don’t have to actively sit in front of your PC while TexAu does its job.
Step 4: Download execution results to your local PC
Once you click on the Extract friends button, the execution will begin and then you will see the following message in the execution log.
Once you see, click on the ‘Result’ button where you can view your results & download the result as a CSV file as shown below.
Note: Alternatively you can download results from the Results menu on the left-hand navigation, just hover over the menu & click on Results as shown below:
That’s all you need to extract friends from any Facebook profile(s).
- How to use CSV with TexAu automation
- How to use Google Sheet with TexAu automation
- How to schedule a TexAu automation
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