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social

Index

Interfaces

SocialHandles

SocialHandles:

Representation of social handles parsed from a HTML page.

discords

discords: string[]

emails

emails: string[]

facebooks

facebooks: string[]

instagrams

instagrams: string[]

linkedIns

linkedIns: string[]

phones

phones: string[]

phonesUncertain

phonesUncertain: string[]

pinterests

pinterests: string[]

tiktoks

tiktoks: string[]

twitters

twitters: string[]

youtubes

youtubes: string[]

Variables

constDISCORD_REGEX

DISCORD_REGEX: RegExp = ...

Regular expression to exactly match a Discord invite or channel. It has the following form: /^...$/i and matches URLs such as:

https://discord.gg/discord-developers
https://discord.com/invite/jyEM2PRvMU
https://discordapp.com/channels/1234
https://discord.com/channels/1234/1234
discord.gg/discord-developers

Example usage:

import { social } from 'crawlee';

if (social.DISCORD_REGEX.test('https://discord.gg/discord-developers')) {
console.log('Match!');
}

constDISCORD_REGEX_GLOBAL

DISCORD_REGEX_GLOBAL: RegExp = ...

Regular expression to find multiple Discord channels or invites in a text or HTML. It has the following form: /.../ig and matches URLs such as:

https://discord.gg/discord-developers
https://discord.com/invite/jyEM2PRvMU
https://discordapp.com/channels/1234
https://discord.com/channels/1234/1234
discord.gg/discord-developers

Example usage:

import { social } from 'crawlee';

const matches = text.match(social.DISCORD_REGEX_GLOBAL);
if (matches) console.log(`${matches.length} Discord channels found!`);

constEMAIL_REGEX

EMAIL_REGEX: RegExp = ...

Regular expression to exactly match a single email address. It has the following form: /^...$/i.

constEMAIL_REGEX_GLOBAL

EMAIL_REGEX_GLOBAL: RegExp = ...

Regular expression to find multiple email addresses in a text. It has the following form: /.../ig.

constFACEBOOK_REGEX

FACEBOOK_REGEX: RegExp = ...

Regular expression to exactly match a single Facebook profile URL. It has the following form: /^...$/i and matches URLs such as:

https://www.facebook.com/apifytech
facebook.com/apifytech
fb.com/apifytech
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=123456789

The regular expression does NOT match URLs with additional subdirectories or query parameters, such as:

https://www.facebook.com/apifytech/photos

Example usage:

import { social } from 'crawlee';

if (social.FACEBOOK_REGEX.test('https://www.facebook.com/apifytech')) {
console.log('Match!');
}

constFACEBOOK_REGEX_GLOBAL

FACEBOOK_REGEX_GLOBAL: RegExp = ...

Regular expression to find multiple Facebook profile URLs in a text or HTML. It has the following form: /.../ig and matches URLs such as:

https://www.facebook.com/apifytech
facebook.com/apifytech
fb.com/apifytech

If the profile URL contains subdirectories or query parameters, the regular expression extracts just the base part of the profile URL. For example, from text such as:

https://www.facebook.com/apifytech/photos

the expression extracts only the following base URL:

https://www.facebook.com/apifytech

Example usage:

import { social } from 'crawlee';

const matches = text.match(social.FACEBOOK_REGEX_GLOBAL);
if (matches) console.log(`${matches.length} Facebook profiles found!`);

constINSTAGRAM_REGEX

INSTAGRAM_REGEX: RegExp = ...

Regular expression to exactly match a single Instagram profile URL. It has the following form: /^...$/i and matches URLs such as:

https://www.instagram.com/old_prague
www.instagram.com/old_prague/
instagr.am/old_prague

The regular expression does NOT match URLs with additional subdirectories or query parameters, such as:

https://www.instagram.com/cristiano/followers

It also does NOT match the following URLs:

https://www.instagram.com/explore/
https://www.instagram.com/_n/
https://www.instagram.com/_u/

Example usage:

import { social } from ‘crawlee’;

if (social.INSTAGRAM_REGEX.test(‘https://www.instagram.com/old_prague')) { console.log(‘Match!’); } ```

constINSTAGRAM_REGEX_GLOBAL

INSTAGRAM_REGEX_GLOBAL: RegExp = ...

Regular expression to find multiple Instagram profile URLs in a text or HTML. It has the following form: /.../ig and matches URLs such as:

https://www.instagram.com/old_prague
www.instagram.com/old_prague/
instagr.am/old_prague

If the profile URL contains subdirectories or query parameters, the regular expression extracts just the base part of the profile URL. For example, from text such as:

https://www.instagram.com/cristiano/followers

the expression extracts just the following base URL:

https://www.instagram.com/cristiano

The regular expression does NOT match the following URLs:

https://www.instagram.com/explore/
https://www.instagram.com/_n/
https://www.instagram.com/_u/

Example usage:

import { social } from 'crawlee';

const matches = text.match(social.INSTAGRAM_REGEX_GLOBAL);
if (matches) console.log(`${matches.length} Instagram profiles found!`);

constLINKEDIN_REGEX

LINKEDIN_REGEX: RegExp = ...

Regular expression to exactly match a single LinkedIn profile URL. It has the following form: /^...$/i and matches URLs such as:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/alan-turing
en.linkedin.com/in/alan-turing
linkedin.com/in/alan-turing
https://www.linkedin.com/company/linkedin/

The regular expression does NOT match URLs with additional subdirectories or query parameters, such as:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/linus-torvalds/latest-activity

Example usage:

import { social } from 'crawlee';

if (social.LINKEDIN_REGEX.test('https://www.linkedin.com/in/alan-turing')) {
console.log('Match!');
}

constLINKEDIN_REGEX_GLOBAL

LINKEDIN_REGEX_GLOBAL: RegExp = ...

Regular expression to find multiple LinkedIn profile URLs in a text or HTML. It has the following form: /.../ig and matches URLs such as:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/alan-turing
en.linkedin.com/in/alan-turing
linkedin.com/in/alan-turing
https://www.linkedin.com/company/linkedin/

If the profile URL contains subdirectories or query parameters, the regular expression extracts just the base part of the profile URL. For example, from text such as:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/linus-torvalds/latest-activity

the expression extracts just the following base URL:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/linus-torvalds

Example usage:

import { social } from 'crawlee';

const matches = text.match(social.LINKEDIN_REGEX_GLOBAL);
if (matches) console.log(`${matches.length} LinkedIn profiles found!`);

constPINTEREST_REGEX

PINTEREST_REGEX: RegExp = ...

Regular expression to exactly match a Pinterest pin, user or user’s board. It has the following form: /^...$/i and matches URLs such as:

https://pinterest.com/pin/123456789
https://www.pinterest.cz/pin/123456789
https://www.pinterest.com/user
https://uk.pinterest.com/user
https://www.pinterest.co.uk/user
pinterest.com/user_name.gold
https://cz.pinterest.com/user/board

Example usage:

import { social } from 'crawlee';

if (social.PINTEREST_REGEX.test('https://pinterest.com/pin/123456789')) {
console.log('Match!');
}

constPINTEREST_REGEX_GLOBAL

PINTEREST_REGEX_GLOBAL: RegExp = ...

Regular expression to find multiple Pinterest pins, users or boards in a text or HTML. It has the following form: /.../ig and matches URLs such as:

https://pinterest.com/pin/123456789
https://www.pinterest.cz/pin/123456789
https://www.pinterest.com/user
https://uk.pinterest.com/user
https://www.pinterest.co.uk/user
pinterest.com/user_name.gold
https://cz.pinterest.com/user/board

Example usage:

import { social } from 'crawlee';

const matches = text.match(social.PINTEREST_REGEX_GLOBAL);
if (matches) console.log(`${matches.length} Pinterest pins found!`);

constTIKTOK_REGEX

TIKTOK_REGEX: RegExp = ...

Regular expression to exactly match a Tiktok video or user account. It has the following form: /^...$/i and matches URLs such as:

https://www.tiktok.com/trending?shareId=123456789
https://www.tiktok.com/embed/123456789
https://m.tiktok.com/v/123456789
https://www.tiktok.com/@user
https://www.tiktok.com/@user-account.pro
https://www.tiktok.com/@user/video/123456789

Example usage:

import { social } from 'crawlee';

if (social.TIKTOK_REGEX.test('https://www.tiktok.com/trending?shareId=123456789')) {
console.log('Match!');
}

constTIKTOK_REGEX_GLOBAL

TIKTOK_REGEX_GLOBAL: RegExp = ...

Regular expression to find multiple Tiktok videos or user accounts in a text or HTML. It has the following form: /.../ig and matches URLs such as:

https://www.tiktok.com/trending?shareId=123456789
https://www.tiktok.com/embed/123456789
https://m.tiktok.com/v/123456789
https://www.tiktok.com/@user
https://www.tiktok.com/@user-account.pro
https://www.tiktok.com/@user/video/123456789

Example usage:

import { social } from 'crawlee';

const matches = text.match(social.TIKTOK_REGEX_GLOBAL);
if (matches) console.log(`${matches.length} Tiktok profiles/videos found!`);

constTWITTER_REGEX

TWITTER_REGEX: RegExp = ...

Regular expression to exactly match a single Twitter profile URL. It has the following form: /^...$/i and matches URLs such as:

https://www.twitter.com/apify
twitter.com/apify

The regular expression does NOT match URLs with additional subdirectories or query parameters, such as:

https://www.twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/following

Example usage:

import { social } from 'crawlee';

if (social.TWITTER_REGEX.test('https://www.twitter.com/apify')) {
console.log('Match!');
}

constTWITTER_REGEX_GLOBAL

TWITTER_REGEX_GLOBAL: RegExp = ...

Regular expression to find multiple Twitter profile URLs in a text or HTML. It has the following form: /.../ig and matches URLs such as:

https://www.twitter.com/apify
twitter.com/apify

If the profile URL contains subdirectories or query parameters, the regular expression extracts just the base part of the profile URL. For example, from text such as:

https://www.twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/following

the expression extracts only the following base URL:

https://www.twitter.com/realdonaldtrump

Example usage:

import { social } from 'crawlee';

const matches = text.match(social.TWITTER_REGEX_STRING);
if (matches) console.log(`${matches.length} Twitter profiles found!`);

constYOUTUBE_REGEX

YOUTUBE_REGEX: RegExp = ...

Regular expression to exactly match a single Youtube channel, user or video URL. It has the following form: /^...$/i and matches URLs such as:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kM7YfhfkiEE
https://youtu.be/kM7YfhfkiEE
https://www.youtube.com/c/TrapNation
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCklie6BM0fhFvzWYqQVoCTA
https://www.youtube.com/user/pewdiepie

Please note that this won’t match URLs like https://www.youtube.com/pewdiepie that redirect to /user or /channel.

Example usage:

import { social } from 'crawlee';

if (social.YOUTUBE_REGEX.test('https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kM7YfhfkiEE')) {
console.log('Match!');
}

constYOUTUBE_REGEX_GLOBAL

YOUTUBE_REGEX_GLOBAL: RegExp = ...

Regular expression to find multiple Youtube channel, user or video URLs in a text or HTML. It has the following form: /.../ig and matches URLs such as:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kM7YfhfkiEE
https://youtu.be/kM7YfhfkiEE
https://www.youtube.com/c/TrapNation
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCklie6BM0fhFvzWYqQVoCTA
https://www.youtube.com/user/pewdiepie

Please note that this won’t match URLs like https://www.youtube.com/pewdiepie that redirect to /user or /channel.

Example usage:

import { social } from 'crawlee';

const matches = text.match(social.YOUTUBE_REGEX_GLOBAL);
if (matches) console.log(`${matches.length} Youtube videos found!`);

Functions

emailsFromText

  • emailsFromText(text: string): string[]
  • The function extracts email addresses from a plain text. Note that the function preserves the order of emails and keep duplicates.


    Parameters

    • text: string

      Text to search in.

    Returns string[]

    Array of emails addresses found. If no emails are found, the function returns an empty array.

emailsFromUrls

  • emailsFromUrls(urls: string[]): string[]
  • The function extracts email addresses from a list of URLs. Basically it looks for all mailto: URLs and returns valid email addresses from them. Note that the function preserves the order of emails and keep duplicates.


    Parameters

    • urls: string[]

      Array of URLs.

    Returns string[]

    Array of emails addresses found. If no emails are found, the function returns an empty array.

parseHandlesFromHtml

  • parseHandlesFromHtml(html: string, data?: null | Record<string, unknown>): SocialHandles
  • The function attempts to extract emails, phone numbers and social profile URLs from a HTML document, specifically LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook profile URLs. The function removes duplicates from the resulting arrays and sorts the items alphabetically.

    Note that the phones field contains phone numbers extracted from the special phone links such as [call us](tel:+1234556789) (see phonesFromUrls) and potentially other sources with high certainty, while phonesUncertain contains phone numbers extracted from the plain text, which might be very inaccurate.

    Example usage:

    import { launchPuppeteer, social } from 'crawlee';

    const browser = await launchPuppeteer();
    const page = await browser.newPage();
    await page.goto('http://www.example.com');
    const html = await page.content();

    const result = social.parseHandlesFromHtml(html);
    console.log('Social handles:');
    console.dir(result);

    Parameters

    • html: string

      HTML text

    • optionaldata: null | Record<string, unknown> = null

      Optional object which will receive the text and $ properties that contain text content of the HTML and cheerio object, respectively. This is an optimization so that the caller doesn’t need to parse the HTML document again, if needed.

    Returns SocialHandles

    An object with the social handles.

phonesFromText

  • phonesFromText(text: string): string[]
  • The function attempts to extract phone numbers from a text. Please note that the results might not be accurate, since phone numbers appear in a large variety of formats and conventions. If you encounter some problems, please file an issue.


    Parameters

    • text: string

      Text to search the phone numbers in.

    Returns string[]

    Array of phone numbers found. If no phone numbers are found, the function returns an empty array.

phonesFromUrls

  • phonesFromUrls(urls: string[]): string[]
  • Finds phone number links in an array of URLs and extracts the phone numbers from them. Note that the phone number links look like tel://123456789, tel:/123456789 or tel:123456789.


    Parameters

    • urls: string[]

      Array of URLs.

    Returns string[]

    Array of phone numbers found. If no phone numbers are found, the function returns an empty array.