Downloading All Comments on a Facebook Post

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Downloading All Comments on a Facebook Post

Postby Jorpho » Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:42 am UTC

So this came up recently: how would you save all comments on a Facebook post?

"Display all the comments and then save the HTML file!" is the obvious answer. Except (a) that takes a lot of tedious scrolling, (b) that apparently only works for 500 comments at a time, and (c) you'd still have to expand all the "See More..." links for each comment over a certain length.

I started poking at the Graph API to see if something could be done there, but apparently posts on a user's page (i.e. someone with Friends, as opposed to the other kind of page with Followers) can't be accessed that way, and the more I poked the more I kept feeling like there had to be someone out there who had solved the problem before.

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