"We believe this work is important to help us improve our products for the people who use Facebook".
Facebook says they will not collect any data that they have not disclosed, they also state that usernames, passwords and content such as messages will not be collected.
In January, Facebook landed itself in trouble and got its developer license revoked after it was revealed by TechCrunch that the social media company is paying teenagers to install its research app that grants the company access to user's web activity and internet usage.
"This is all accessible before participants provide any market research information to the app", it continued.
"We have a responsibility to keep people's information safe and secure". The company said the the information it collects will go toward product development initiatives. Once downloaded, the app asks users to register using their email ID, where a code is sent to complete the registration process. It will refer to Facebook for already existing information like age and gender but it will not be added to the participant's Facebook account.
"Earlier this year, we announced that we'd be shifting our focus to reward-based market research programs, which means that all research participants are compensated", Ben-Zedeff wrote.
To get started with Study From Facebook, interested participants can download the app from the Play Store.
While you won't necessarily have to wait four days in every instance, Google now has that much longer of a window to make a decision.
However, some privacy specialists are still anxious that the users will not know the exact information they are sending. In addition, it will only be offered on Android, where deeper phone access can be granted by each user. Following numerous privacy scandals, and the controversial (and since-closed) Research and Onavo programs, Facebook is now ready to be open about its data collection, and is even willing to pay people for this.