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I have a private group in Facebook for a group of classmates. I know with the tools Facebook provides you are able to download your own data. However, I want to download all the status updates, images, docs, etc... from a Facebook group. Is this possible?

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This might be worthwhile - estebandamiani.com/downloading-facebook-group-data – cutrightjm Dec 2 '12 at 2:53
Any way to know if this is legit? It looks very interesting, I just don't want to give away my Facebook data to just anybody. – Jason Dec 3 '12 at 13:51

If DIY effort and some Ruby is ok, you might enjoy article How We Used Facebook to Power Our Investigation Into Patient Harm and scroll down to section "Whenever Possible, Structure Social Data", it has general description and then more detailed sub-section "How To Download Your Facebook Group Data"

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The short of it is that no, Facebook does not provide a way for you to download a dump of a group's data. The only way to do it would be to write your own custom spider that crawled, parsed, and downloaded data.

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There is a “pay for” service to do this.


I think it’s min $150 though.

(You might want to club together with other group members to afford it.)

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I don't know for particular group but we can download our whole data on Facebook.

Go to Settings→General, there you will see the link Download a copy of your Facebook data at the bottom.

Just click on the Link→Start→My archive→enter your Facebook password→Submit. In the confirmation message, click on Start my archive.

They will send you all archived data on your email, just check your inbox & open the mail ,in it they have provided the link to download data, click on link & get your data.

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The OP specifically stated that he already knows about this feature. I do not believe this is an answer to the question. – Punchlinern Apr 12 '14 at 13:42
"Download a copy of your Facebook Data" does NOT include the contents of your groups, but only a list of groups you belong to. Your group data is locked into Facebook. – user68483 May 12 '14 at 14:13

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