Social Media Scraping API

Introduction

Social Media Scraping API allows you to scrape public information from social media websites. See the subsections in this page to see what targets are supported.

You may choose to scrape real-time or via a callback method and receive the results in raw HTML or parsed JSON format.

Authentication

Once you have an active Social Media Scraping API subscription, you can set your password in the dashboard. To do so, select Social Media under Scraping APIs list. Then, head over to the Authentication method tab. Click the pencil icon and enter your password.

Synchronous (real-time) & asynchronous (callback) requests

With Social Media Scraping API, you can scrape choosing synchronous requests to receive data instantly or asynchronous requests to receive data based on a callback function.

Synchronous (real-time)

POST
https://scraper-api.smartproxy.com/v2/scrape

Asynchronous (create a callback)

POST
https://scraper-api.smartproxy.com/v2/task

Asynchronous (receive data in raw HTML)

GET
https://scraper-api.smartproxy.com/v2/task/{{task_id}}/results?type=raw

Asynchronous (receive data parsed in JSON)

GET
https://scraper-api.smartproxy.com/v2/task/{{task_id}}/results?type=Parsed

Postman Collection

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