Early January, TechCrunch exposed Facebook of paying teenagers to install its research app that gives the company access to users web activities and internet usage. The research program was shut down after this discovery.
The company was accused of exploiting a loophole in Apple’s privacy regulations to gain full access to peoples phone, which violated Apple’s policy. Now Facebook is relaunching its paid market research program officially and exclusive to the Android platform at present.
The Facebook research program which has been renamed as ‘Study for Facebook’ is a Program that pays adult 18+ to share info about how they use apps. According to Facebook, this will helps the company build better products for the Facebook community.
Who Can Participate in Facebook Research Program?
Study for Facebook is strictly for Adults 18+, so if you’re below you can’t participate in the program.
How Study for Facebook Works
First off, not everyone can participate in the Facebook research program. Secondly, you’ll have to be invited to participate in the program through an email invite where you’ll then find the link to install the study app on your device.
Once you’ve installed the study for Facebook app, you’ll then need to grant permission to the app to get your usage of data, and in turn, you get rewarded for it.
The program is exclusive to the US and India at the moment and there’s no word if the company is planning to extend to other countries.
Facebook assures users that it won’t collect user IDs, passwords or content people share, including messages neither will it sell this data from this app to third parties or use it to target ads to you.
On the previous research program, the company rewards its users via PayPal and gift cards, but no info about how you’ll be rewarded now that’s it’s been reopened.
So, what do you think about the new Facebook research program relaunched ad study? I know my Nigerians, they have nothing to worry about, if you know you know.😜