A simple Python wrapper around the Facebook Graph API

facebook-graph-api, facebook-sdk, instagram-api, instagram-sdk, facebook-api, python
pip install python-facebook-api==0.19.0


Python Facebook

A Python wrapper for the Facebook & Instagram Graph APIs.

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We have refactored this library after v0.10.0. If you want to use the old version, please, see branch v0.

The new structure is as follows



This new structure may still change.

Now, you can use base class GraphAPI to get data.


You can install this library from pypi:

pip install --upgrade python-facebook-api


If you want to use an old version, you can set the version to 0.9.*, which also supports Python 2.7.



You can use the GraphAPI class to communicate with the Facebook Graph API.

You can initialize a GraphAPI object with three different methods, depending on your needs.

  1. If you already have an access token, you can initialize it with

    >>> from pyfacebook import GraphAPI
    >>> api = GraphAPI(access_token="token")
  2. If you need to generate an app token automatically using the app/client ID and secret, you can do

    >>> from pyfacebook import GraphAPI
    >>> api = GraphAPI(app_id="id", app_secret="secret", application_only_auth=True)
  3. If you want to perform the authorization process for a user, you can do

    >>> from pyfacebook import GraphAPI
    >>> api = GraphAPI(app_id="id", app_secret="secret", oauth_flow=True)
    >>> api.get_authorization_url()
    # ('', 'PyFacebook')
    # let user to do oauth at the browser opened by link.
    # then get the response url
    >>> api.exchange_user_access_token(response="url redirected")
    # Now the api will get the user access token.

For more info about the different access tokens, see

Once you have the user access token, you can get the Facebook data. For example,

>>> api.get_object(object_id="20531316728")
>>> {'name': 'Facebook App', 'id': '20531316728'}

See the code for more operations.


To get the user data:

>>> fb.user.get_info(user_id="413140042878187")
>>> User(id='413140042878187', name='Kun Liu')

To get the page data:

>>> Page(id='20531316728', name='Facebook App')

For more info, please, see the code or the docs.


The library has the following features.

Facebook Graph API:

  • Application and Application's edges
  • Page and Page's edges
  • User and User's edges
  • Group and Group's edges
  • Event and Event's edges
  • Server-Sent Events

IG Business Graph API:

  • User and User's edges
  • Media and Media's edges

IG Basic Display API:

  • User and User's edges
  • Media and Media's edges


python-facebook-api has been developed with Pycharm under the free JetBrains Open Source license(s) granted by JetBrains s.r.o., hence I would like to express my thanks here.