Facebook Programming tricks

Get All Status Updates of Your Facebook in Excel

We all use the status update feature in Facebook to communicate our feelings to our friends. But have you ever tried to read your old updates ? Do you have the curiosity to know what you have posted 9 months ago ? It seems to be difficult to read all your status updates in a single page. Unfortunately Facebook does not provide any direct link to achieve this task. But there is a work around which we can do to achieve this goal.

Using Facebook Graph to fetch status updates

  • Login to your Facebook account
  • Go to http://developers.facebook.com/tools/explorer
  • You will see the Graph API Explorer page
  • There will be a button called Get Access Token, click on it.
  • A pop up will open where you can find some check boxes to select your permissions.
  • Select the User Status checkbox and click on Get Access Token button.

    User Data Permission
  • After the above step is done, the access token text box in the original page will be automatically filled by a long token.
  • Just below it you will find two options, Graph API and FQL Query. Select the Graph API option.
  • In the text area write the following and press the submit button

  • You can see all your status updates and time in JSON format.

How to get the list in an Excel file