On Monday, Facebook released a new market research application, Facebook Viewpoints. It says it will pay as rewards to the users for participating in Facebook Viewpoints surveys, tasks, and research. In an official blog post of Facebook, said, “The best way to make our products better is to get the insights directly from users who use them. We’ll use these insights to improve products like Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Portal and Oculus, and to benefit the broader community.”
To Join Facebook Viewpoints, users will need to share their name, email address, resident country, date of birth, and gender. Moreover, the company may ask you to share your exact location for qualifying for the individual programs.
Facebook’s Viewpoints Well-Being Survey – First Program
The company says it will explain information related to the surveys and how the collected data will be used and points distribution to users after completing the programs. The company said, “We’ll let you know how many points you need to receive a payment from us, and every time you reach that amount of points. You’ll receive a payment sent directly to your PayPal account.”
Many users, who claim that it is yet smart move from Facebook to gather more data from its users. To which Facebook also stated, “We won’t sell your information from this app to third parties. We also won’t publicly share your Facebook Viewpoints activity on Facebook or on other accounts you’ve linked without your permission. Users can even end their participation anytime.”