HTML Scraper for Facebook Profile
Scrapes a single Facebook profile and downloads the dates, posts, images and video links to a local folder.
Doesn’t require facebook graph api, but it can only scrape what is publicly available through the mobile site.
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How to Scrape Facebook Profile
https://m.facebook.com/<username>/posts/?ref=page_internal&mt_nav=0 url in your browser replacing the username with the actual username.
Click on the feeds tab
Scroll down until you have all the wanted posts loaded onto the page
LIFE HACK: You can automatically scroll by clicking and holding the left mouse button near the bottom of the scroll bar, and while holding the left mouse button click the right mouse button. As long as you don’t interact with the broswer, it should continue to scroll.
Right click the page and click inspect
On the right hand side right click the
<body> tag and click edit as html
Wait for the code to appear
Select all the code in the diolog box that appears
Paste the copied text into the input.html file in the root folder of the project
In your terminal, navigate to the root folder of this project
npm install in the commands line
npm start in the command line
The output will be saved to a results folder in the root of this project