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How can I get the Facebook identifiers of all of my Facebook friends? I mean the numbers like 7843652532 or 93923423.

(I am using these IDs to associate with my address book.)

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Do you mean all of the ID's of your Facebook friends? What format do you want the ID's in - a list, JSON etc? –  Barry Feb 2 '11 at 11:57
    
@Barry: Yes :-) Any format would be OK, for instance list or JSON. –  nic Feb 2 '11 at 12:10

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Since December 2014 it is a bit complex:

  • Install the FB Purity extension
  • Load the Facebook homepage
  • Find your ~/.config/chromium/Default/Local Storage/chrome-extension_ncdlagniojmheiklojdcpdaeepochckl_0.localstorage file. (exact name might vary, search for ncdlagniojmheiklojdcpdaeepochckl in your filesystem)
  • Open this file with SQLitebrowser
  • Select the data ItemTable>oldfriendstore-<something>
  • It is the list of ID,name couples as JSON

PRE-2014/12 method

Barry's answer has worked great in the past, but that link is not available anymore. New solution: Go to https://developers.facebook.com/tools/explorer/?method=GET&path=me/friends select V1.0 and press Submit. You get the whole list of ID+name couples.

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You get this is JSON format by going to http://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/api

About the 4th paragraph you need to click the link next to "Friends" (which is https://graph.facebook.com/me/friends) however the link on the page includes an Authorization token which is require to run the query.

Facebook Friends Link

This will give a JSON result of all friends names and Facebook ID's

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Impressive! Not need to write a request or authorize an application or anything :-) –  nic Feb 2 '11 at 12:49

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