On Tuesday, Facebook announced the launch of the paid research app named study. It is a market research app, and Facebook will pay users.
For now, this app is only available in India and the USA. Through this app, Facebook will gather information about the users and their used apps. On Tuesday, Facebook asked that participants can download the app from Google play store. After downloading the app, Facebook will receive information on what apps the user is using on their phone, how much time they spend on the app, and what features of the app they use. Besides, Facebook can also get access to the information on, device, country, and network type of the user.
To become a participant in this paid research app Study, he or she must be 18 or older. The social media giant says they will pay whoever download the Study app, but a spokeswoman declined to share more details on that.
They stated they would promote the app through social media platforms and other platforms.
Facebook said in a post announcing the launch of Study that, “We believe this work is important to help us improve our products for the people who use Facebook,.” “We also know that this kind of research must be clear about what people are signing up for, how their information will be collected and used, and how to opt out of the research at any time.”
It is not the first time Facebook is launching a data collection type program. Earlier Facebook launched, “Facebook Research” and used to pay user of the age from 13 to 35, monthly up to $20. Later, Apple removed the app from its App Store for violating the phone maker’s policies on data gathering. It’s clear, though, that paid research app Study is going to be more transparent than some of Facebook’s previous research services.
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