Wouldn’t it be interesting if you get paid for using your phone? We are not joking, you can get paid from Facebook. Today, Facebook is launching a new app called Study which monitors how you use your phone.
This app mainly monitors the apps installed on your phone. It also checks the you spent you use each apps on your phone. It even track the current country you are in now. According to Facebook, this app will also monitor additional app data which could reveal specific features you are using on your phone. This is the official statement from Facebook on the informations it monitors.
Study from Facebook does not collect user IDs, passwords, or any of the participant’s content, such as photos, videos, or messages. We also don’t sell information from the app to third parties or use it to target ads, and it is not added to a participant’s Facebook account if they have one.
According to the TheVerge, before the Study app launches, Facebook launches Facebook Research which is similar to Study. However, Facebook had to shut it down since it violates Apple rules. TechCrunch reported the Facebook Research app is targeted to the teenagers who use iPhone. The app uses a special certificate which allows gaining deeper access to the iPhone. Immediately, Facebook had to shut down this app. Now the Study app will only be available in Android only.
Facebook clearly states that the Study app will only be available to users who are 18 years above. According to Facebook, the user’s age will be verified based on the age on their Facebook account. Other than that, the users will need to have a PayPal account to get paid from Facebook. However, Facebook promises that neither of this information will be used to target advertisements to the users.
At this moment, Facebook did not reveal the payment amount. The first country Facebook Study will launch is in the US and India. For now, not many people can gain access to the Study app. Facebook will personally target its users through an advertisement and if the person sees it they can click sign up to join this program.
In conclusion, you have to know that if you sign up to the Study program, you will get paid but all your informations will be given to Facebook. That’s the reason Facebook is paying its participants. Make sure you don’t misuse your phone when you sign up Study app because Facebook will be monitoring your every single app on your phone.