Load Facebook profile details
This feature allows to download all personal information related to a particular Facebook ID (or IDs) from Facebook to your local database.
The feature is very similar to Synchronize Facebook account details, the difference is that this feature can fetch information about any person registered on Facebook, while the Synchronize feature works only for accounts that you have access to (username and password). One other difference is that this feature can only download the information (from Facebook to the software) and cannot upload it (naturally, because you have read-only access to other peoples' profiles)
To understand how it works, log in to your Facebook account and select any one of your friends, or just any person you can find. Then go ahead and click on the Info link in that person's account. You will see some (or a lot) of information about the person - education, job details, interests, birthday etc. When you use the Load profile details feature, it downloads all these details into the software.
Before using this feature, please make sure you have the following:
- At least one validated Facebook account - as you could see from the example above, you need to be logged in to an arbitrary Facebook account to be able to access information about other people on Facebook. Personal information from this account will NOT be downloaded. This account will be used only to load information from other personal profiles.
- Facebook profiles - these are actual Facebook users, their personal information will be downloaded into the software.
When to use this feature
When you find Facebook IDs using such various search features available in the software, only basic information about the person is loaded (it's name and Facebook ID). If you would like to get complete information about these people, you will need to use the Load profile details feature.
The feature may also be used to refresh profile information that may have changed over time.
Another use of this feature is to download profile pictures from the selected Facebook IDs and use them later for some other purposes.
How to use this feature
Go to Wizards main menu and click on the corresponding wizard. Another way is to select the profiles you want to load under the "People" tab in the software, right-click and select corresponding option.
Once you are in the wizard, you will need to select one or more Facebook accounts that will be used to collect information. If you select one account, profiles will be downloaded in one thread, one by one. (I.e., the software will log in to the selected Facebook account, and then iterate through all of the Facebook IDs and download the information about their owners). If you select more than one account, the software will start as many threads as you have accounts selected, and will download the information in parallel. For example, if you have 100 Facebook IDs to load, and selected 5 Facebook accounts to do this job, the software will log in to all 5 accounts and load 20 IDs from each account, in parallel.
Next, you will need to select personal profiles associated with Facebook IDs that you want to load.
Finally, you can set the Schedule for this task. If left empty, the task will start immediately, as soon as you click "Finish" button. Otherwise, it will be scheduled to run at the time (or times) of your choice. This article covers scheduling feature in detail.