Account Kit

Account Kit was deprecated on March 9, 2020. For more information, see Account Kit services no longer available starting in March. However, you can still retrieve your user data.

Retrieving Your User Data

If you want to retrieve the Account Kit user data for your app, you need to call the Graph API endpoint with your Facebook app ID, Account Kit app secret, and the number of users you want per page of data.

You can still retrieve your user data by calling the provided endpoint within 30 days after you have removed Account Kit.

To activate the endpoint for retrieving Account Kit user data:

  1. Go to the Account Kit page for your app in the App Dashboard.
  2. Click the Request Account Kit Data button at the bottom of the page.
  3. Make a note of your Account Kit app secret. You will need it to retrieve your user data from the endpoint.

You retrieve your user data by calling the provided endpoint within 30 days of removing Account Kit.

Parameter Description


The Facebook app ID of your app


Your Account Kit – specific app secret


The number of users per page for whom data is returned. The range is 1–1000.

The data for each user is returned in the following format.

   "data": [
       "id": "<user ID>",
       "phone": {
                "number": "+<phone number>",
                "country_prefix": "<country_dialing_prefix>",
                "national_number": "<region_dialing_code>"
   "paging": {
             "cursors": {
                        "before": "<cursor_to_previous_page>",
                         "after": "<cursor_to_following_page>"
             "previous": "<URL_for_retrieving_the_previous_page>"
             "next": "<URL_for_retrieving_the_next_page>"

The previous URL doesn't appear on the first page of data, and the next URL doesn't appear on the last page.

You can also use the following script to retrieve your data and output it as a comma-separated list. Copy the script to a Python file and call it from the command line. The script prompts you for the following parameters:

  • Your app ID
  • You Account Kit app secret
  • The number of users per page of returned data
  • The file to which to write the data
  • The Account Kit API version number

To get help for the script, enter -h.

import ssl
import json
import urllib2

output_file_name = 'accountkit_export.csv'
url_fmt = '{version}/{app_id}/accounts/?access_token=AA|{app_id}|{app_secret}&limit={limit}'
header_string = 'ID, Phone, Email'
E_FAILED = 'failed'
E_RETRY = 'retry'

import argparse
def parse_args(parser):
    parser.add_argument('-a', '--appid', type=int, help='Your facebook application id', required=True)
    parser.add_argument('-s', '--appsecret', help='Your application secret', required=True)
    parser.add_argument('-l', '--limit', type=int, default=1000, help='Number of items per the page. Range 1 to 1000')
    parser.add_argument('-f', '--file', default=output_file_name, help='Name of the output file')
    parser.add_argument('-v', '--version', default='v1.3', help='Api version')
    return parser.parse_args()

import re
def verify_params(params):
    error_msg = ''
    if (params.limit < 1 or params.limit > 1000):
        error_msg = 'limit should be in the range 1-1000'
    elif (re.match(r'^v\d+\.\d+$', params.version) == None):
        error_msg = 'double check your api version number'
    return error_msg

def get_url_config(params):

    config = {
        'version':    params.version,
        'app_id':     params.appid,
        'app_secret': params.appsecret,
        'limit':      params.limit
    return config

def get_json_attrs(jdata, *names):
    if (not jdata):
        raise Exception('empty json data')

    val = jdata
    for name in names:
            val = val[name]
            if (not val):
                return None
            return None
    return val

def get_request_data_in_csv_format(url):
        response = urllib2.urlopen(url, context=get_request_data_in_csv_format.gcontext)
    except urllib2.HTTPError as e:
        print 'HTTPError = ' + str(e.code)
        raise Exception(E_RETRY)
    except urllib2.URLError as e:
        print 'URLError = ' + str(e.reason)
        raise Exception(E_FAILED)
    except Exception as e:
        print e
        raise Exception(E_FAILED)

        json_resp = json.loads(
    except Exception as e:
        print e
        raise Exception(E_FAILED)

        next_url = get_json_attrs(json_resp, 'paging', 'next')
    except Exception as e:
        print e
        raise Exception(E_FAILED)

    data = json_resp['data']
    result = ''
    for ditem in data:
            acc_id = get_json_attrs(ditem, 'id')
            ph_num = get_json_attrs(ditem, 'phone', 'number');
            email = get_json_attrs(ditem, 'email', 'address');
            result = result + '{},{},{}\n'.format(acc_id, ph_num, email)
        except Exception as e:
            print e
            raise Exception(E_FAILED)

    return {
        'next_url': next_url,
        'csv_data': result

def export_to_file(file, url):
    file.write(header_string + '\n')

    current_url = url
    retry = 0
    while current_url != None:
            print 'Quering url ' + current_url
            data = get_request_data_in_csv_format(current_url)

        except Exception as e:
            if (e[0] == E_RETRY and retry < 3):
                retry = retry + 1
                print 'retrying: ' + retry + ' with url ' + current_url
                raise Exception('abort')
            retry = 0
            current_url = data['next_url']

def main():
    parser = argparse.ArgumentParser()
    params = parse_args(parser)
    error_msg = verify_params(params)
    if (error_msg != ''):
        print 'ERROR:' + error_msg

    get_request_data_in_csv_format.gcontext = ssl.create_default_context()

    config = get_url_config(params)
    url = url_fmt.format(**config)
        file = open(params.file, 'w')
        print 'File opened for Write: ' + params.file
            export_to_file(file, url)
            print 'Could not export to a file'
        print 'Could not open file'
        print 'File closed'

if __name__ == "__main__":