# Facebook Graph API

Facebook (opens new window) is a social networking site that makes it easy to connect and share with family and friends online.

🔑 Credentials

You can find authentication information for this node here.

# Basic operations

  • GET
  • POST
Video Uploads
  • GET
  • POST

# Parameters

  • Host URL: The host URL for the request. The following options are available:
    • Default: Requests are passed to the graph.facebook.com host URL. Used for the majority of requests.
    • Video: Requests are passed to the graph-video.facebook.com host URL. Used for video upload requests only.
  • HTTP Request Method: The method to be used for this request, from the following options:
    • GET
    • POST
    • DELETE
  • Graph API Version: The version of the Facebook Graph API (opens new window) to be used for this request.
  • Node: The node on which to operate, for example /<page-id>/feed. Read more about it in the official Facebook Developer documentation (opens new window).
  • Edge: Edge of the node on which to operate. Edges represent collections of objects which are attached to the node.
  • Ignore SSL Issues: Toggle to still download the response even if SSL certificate validation is not possible.
  • Send Binary Data: Available for POST operations. If enabled binary data is sent as the body. Requires setting the following:
    • Binary Property: Name of the binary property which contains the data for the file to be uploaded.

# Example usage

This workflow allows you to retrieve the first and last name of a profile on Facebook. You can also find the workflow (opens new window) on the website. This example usage workflow would use the following two nodes.

The final workflow should look like the following image.

A workflow with the Facebook Graph API node

# 1. Start node

The start node exists by default when you create a new workflow.

# 2. Facebook Graph API node

  1. First of all, you'll have to enter credentials for the Facebook Graph API node. You can find out how to do that here.
  2. Enter me in the Node field.
  3. Click on the Add Option button and select 'Fields' from the dropdown list.
  4. Click on the Add Field button and enter first_name in the Name field.
  5. Click on the Add Field button and enter last_name in the Name field.
  6. Click on Execute Node to run the workflow.