Facebook User ID



The document at http://dev.datasift.com/docs/targets/common-interaction/mapping shows that interaction.author.id is map to facebook.author.id but the retrieved result does not contain any interaction.author.id field, the closest I can find is interaction.author.hash_id. Is it possible to convert this hash_id to a Facebook ID?



Unfortunately not. Author information including full name, profile photo and Facebook user-id is removed in accordance with Facebook’s Platform Policies on Data Collection and Usage. The generated hash_id is used to allow you to identify whether two posts were created by the same user or not.


Hi - can you updated the discussion linked below to reflect the above - bit confusing otherwise - and the author-id link is broken. Thanks.


We will look to get this updated soon.