I have a list of many Facebook users with URLs like:


How can I create a Custom Audience with these people in http://www.facebook.com/ads/manager/audiences?

Here I don't see "User URL" field (I tried to upload a CSV with the user URL and it doesn't work):

If it's definitely not possible, how to get the other fields that are ok from my users URL list, so that I can feed the audience creation tool with these other fields?

  • Isn't the Facebook Page User Id part of the URL? Just take the facebook.com/ or facebook.com/profile.php?id= portion off and use the remaining id. Sep 26, 2017 at 17:08
  • It seems that FB doesn't allow to use User ID anymore to feed custom audiences, to avoid FB scraping of users @StephenOstermiller.
    – Basj
    Sep 26, 2017 at 17:28
  • They also got some bad press about the phishing possibilities of targeting an ad at one specific person. Sep 26, 2017 at 18:02


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