Facebook Groups are the next big platform to find more prospects & potential business. You can target a particular audience & only scrape groups of people who are most likely to connect with you. Here is a quick tutorial on how to use Facebook Group Scraper for extracting information from Facebook Groups. Using this tool we would be able to extract the following data of Facebook Group Members such as Professional Emails, UID, First Name, Last Name, Profile URL, Company, Company Email, & Designation. You can use this extension to improve your market study & reach out to a wider audience.
Tutorial Difficulty: Easy
Time: 4 Mins
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Let’s quickly jump into how to use this tool:
Step 1: Signup & Setup for Facebook Group Scraper.
If you haven’t already signed up for an account on Prospectss head on to Prospectss & sign up on it. Once you have signed up you can download the extension from the Chrome Web Store. Alternatively, you can also get the link to the chrome store extension from the Facebook Group Scraper page.
Once you are done installing the extension, you’ll have to Pin the extension as we will be using this extension quite often. Here is how you can pin the chrome extension.
Now, we will have to authenticate the extension, basically just log in with the email that you used to signup on Prospectss & Account Key.
You can get your Account Key from several places. The account key is emailed to every user after signing up on Prospectss. Don’t worry if you’ve missed that, you can always head on to the Profile Page and get it from there.
Step 2: Scraping Facebook Group
We are all set to start scraping Facebook groups now. Visit the Facebook Group that you want to scrape. We can scrape both Public & Private Groups, but for Scraping Private Groups you will have to join the group & be a member of it first. On the group page, you will have to visit the Member or People Section.
Don’t worry if you can’t find the members section as it might be different for people in a distant region or it can be different if the group is public. The Members page would be called as People Section. Here is how that looks.
Step 3: Start the Scraping Process
Once you are on the Group Member/People page click ‘Start Scraping’ to start the process of FB Group Scraping. The first 1-20,000 profiles will be scraped quickly however, the extension might take some more time to scrape massive groups. You may get an error msg on the extension that your profile has been rate limited by Facebook, do not worry as this rate limit would not lead to suspension of your account & is usually lifted within 24-48 hours. You can switch between tabs but do not refresh the page on which the extension is running. During the process, you can stop the scraping whenever you want & still get the results of all the accounts scraped. However, if you scrape the same group again then the extension will start scraping again all the profiles & credits will be charged for the same.
Step 4: Download Scraped Data
The last step in the process of Scraping from Facebook is to download your scraped results. After the scraping is completed click on the ‘View Data‘ button to be redirected to Prospectss where you will be able to save the scraped data. You won’t be charged any credits before unlocking the results & you can choose if you want to download Scraped Data with Emails, UID, or both. If you choose to download the data with just emails, only credits for the emails found will be charged but you won’t get the UID of the scraped profiles. Similarly, you can choose between these options based on your personal preferences.
A few questions that often occur with new users:
Will my Facebook Profile get banned?
Don’t worry your profile won’t get banned for using this tool. We have been running the extractor tool multiple times every day and have battle-tested it out with our personal profiles. The max that would happen would be that you would get rate-limited. Meaning, the Also, The rate limit varies for different profiles.
Will you find emails from all the members of the group?
On average, you will be able to find the email addresses of 2%-30% of the group members. We are working on increasing the number of emails found. You will not be able to find the email addresses of all the members of the group.
Is it Legal to scrape Facebook?
There is no objection to scraping public information that is available on the platform. However, it is not legal to scrape private content without permission & sell this information without user consent.
What is the benefit of Facebook Group Scraper?
The Facebook Group Scraper tool can help you reach your Target Audience & increase your business. Use this tool to understand the audience of your competitor & plan the next steps accordingly. Improve your email marketing by scraping group member data on Facebook.
How can I access the email address extracted through the extension?
Once you complete your extraction, you will get a link to download the data in CSV format. You can copy the email & other details from this CSV file.
Watch this video if you still have some doubts after this tutorial to see all the above steps worked out:
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
What is a Facebook Scraper?
The automated extracting of user data from Facebook using a tool is the operation of Facebook Scarper. The user data such as the email, UID, Company name, Photo URL & other details can be extracted using the extension.
Can I scrape Facebook Groups?
You can use the Facebook Group Scraper to scrape any Facebook Group. It is important to note that you have to be a member of the group in order to scrape from Private Groups while you can scrape any public groups without being a member of the group.
How do I scrape members of a Facebook group?
Search for the group that you want to scrape. Select the group & select ‘People’. Use this extension by authenticating with your Prospectss account and password to continue. Once you choose to ‘Start Scraping’ this extension will by default start scraping all the members of that group.
Can I download a list of Facebook group members?
You can download Facebook Group Member data for the groups scraped using this extension. You will get the details about Group Members such as the Email & UID.