Automating cancelling oldest friend requests on facebook

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Hi all,
I'm completely new to coding and would like to create a simple automation that will save me hours of work every month. The automation involves opening Chrome on Mac, going to https://www.facebook.com/friends/requests --> view sent requests, scroll to the bottom, and click on cancel request for a new person every 5 seconds. The code should also include scrolling up when requests to all 5 people that are visible on the scree have been clicked, and the process should continue for 30min.
Would be super grateful if someone could write it for me!! Not sure if python is the best way to go - if something else is better, please let me know :)
Boyan
 
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You could consider using a browser automation tool like Selenium, which allows you to programmatically control a web browser and automate tasks.

Here's the code for Selenium, change "https://www.example.com" to whichever address you need:

from selenium import webdriver
from selenium.webdriver.common.keys import Keys
import time

# Open a Chrome browser and navigate to a website
driver = webdriver.Chrome()
driver.get("https://www.example.com")

# Interact with the website elements
element = driver.find_element_by_name("q")
element.send_keys("Selenium automation")
element.send_keys(Keys.RETURN)

# Wait for 5 seconds
time.sleep(5)

# Close the browser
driver.close()
 
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You can use the Python Selenium library for automating the process in Chrome.
Hi all,
I'm completely new to coding and would like to create a simple automation that will save me hours of work every month. The automation involves opening Chrome on Mac, going to https://www.facebook.com/friends/requests --> view sent requests, scroll to the bottom, and click on cancel request for a new person every 5 seconds. The code should also include scrolling up when requests to all 5 people that are visible on the scree have been clicked, and the process should continue for 30min.
Would be super grateful if someone could write it for me!! Not sure if python is the best way to go - if something else is better, please let me know :)
Boyan

Python:
from selenium import webdriver
from selenium.webdriver.common.keys import Keys
import time

# initialize the driver
driver = webdriver.Chrome()

# open the website
driver.get("https://www.facebook.com/friends/requests")

# wait for the page to load
time.sleep(5)

# find the "view sent requests" button and click it
view_requests_button = driver.find_element_by_xpath("//a[text()='View Sent Requests']")
view_requests_button.click()

# wait for the page to load
time.sleep(5)

# find the "cancel request" buttons and click them
cancel_request_buttons = driver.find_elements_by_xpath("//button[text()='Cancel Request']")
start_time = time.time()
while time.time() - start_time < 30 * 60:
    for i, button in enumerate(cancel_request_buttons):
        button.click()
        time.sleep(5)
        if (i + 1) % 5 == 0:
            driver.execute_script("window.scrollTo(0, 0);")
            time.sleep(5)
            cancel_request_buttons = driver.find_elements_by_xpath("//button[text()='Cancel Request']")

# close the driver
driver.quit()


Note: This code is just a sample and may need to be adjusted to work correctly with your version of Chrome and Facebook
 

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