Facebook Post Browser: Now available for Facebook Pages!!

It is finally here… I am happy to announce that my Facebook Post Browser tool can now help you browse Facebook Pages.

In the past few months I received many comments from researchers and students who work on research related to Facebook users asking me to improve the tool to browse Facebook Pages in addition to Facebook open Groups. With this new update it will be simple to see all the posts of a Facebook Page for the time range you set. Here is how you can use the tool for pages:

1- Go to http://groupbrowser.azurewebsites.net/

2- you will login with your Facebook account credentials and get to this page

3- From the drop-down menu select Page


4- Enter the name of the page you are interested in browsing

Tip: I usually find the name of the page in the URL


5- Select the data range of the posts you would like to retrieve

6- Finally, press submit and wait for a few seconds for the results.


I hope this is beneficial for many of you conducting research on Facebook Groups and Pages.I would like to hear your opinion, so please share your comments and feedback regarding this tools.

** Copyright: If you are planning to use this tool in your publishable research I would appreciate it if you can reference the tool/blog in your reference list.  The citation style will be for a “website” and the author is Abokhodair, N.

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Norah Abokhodair

I'm an applied social scientist with a passion for researching and developing the next generation of social and collaborative technologies. Currently, I'm a Research Program Manager at the Microsoft Learning Innovation Lab where our cross-functional team of PMs, UX Researchers, and Software Engineers employ design thinking to discover the future of seamless learning experiences, leveraging the power of Artificial Intelligence.

11 thoughts on “Facebook Post Browser: Now available for Facebook Pages!!”

  1. Hi Norah,
    Thanks for your reply to my inquiry in Aoir mailing list. I realized that the tool extract only posts from public Facebook page. Can this tool be developed to scrape comments also?

    1. Hi, It seems to me that it will be a lot bit harder to scrape private groups. The only way you can do that is that if you are a member of the group.

      Let me know if you have other questions!


  2. Hi
    I have just gone through the comments. It is a great tool. Just wanted to confirm if comments extraction available now. Secondly, if one is a group member of a private group, does it work for extraction of posts?

    1. Hello Muhammad, Thank you for your comments. Im in the process of addressing some of the feedback I received. I will post an update once the extraction is available.

      For the second question, yes, you should be able to look into the posts of groups you are a member of.


  3. Thanks for the good work! I would love if there was a possibility to filter the type of result (e.g. if I want posts with photos only, or only the one posted by fanpage administrators and not the other people). Is it possible to do it?

    1. Thank you for your note. Please add it to the feedback tab to keep track of the progress.

      This is a great suggestion! I will get to it at some point.


  4. Hi,
    Thanks for great Tool but really it didn’t work with me, it gave me this Error : “cound not find the ID of the given page” although i have copy the Page Name from URL as you explain.
    can you help please?

    1. Hello Abo Omar,

      Thank you for your interest in the application. I just checked the app and it seems to be working just fine. Can you please share with me the name of the page? Also did you check if it was a private page or a public one? You won’t be able to retrieve the information if it was private.
      Thank you!

  5. Hi there, this is a very useful tool. Is there a wa to create a json file from the output provided? The other question: the images scrapped from the posts are thumbnails, is there an option of having the link to the original image instead?


    1. Hi Pykman,
      Good questions. I am thinking of adding a download button but still thinking of the legal/ethical considerations. In terms of the link, let me check if it makes sense to display it.

      Thank you!

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