Remember that time Facebook tried to pay users to give up some of their privacy? It seems that Facebook has no qualms about that approach because the company has since announced a new program called “Pronunciations”. With this new program, Facebook is offering to pay users for their voice recordings.
So, how much will Facebook be paying users? According to the breakdown, Facebook will be paying users in points, which can later be cashed out. Each successful set of voice recordings will pay 200 points. However, users will only be able to cash out once they have accumulated at least 1,000 points, which is a $5 reward that will be paid through PayPal.
If you’re feeling a bit iffy about this and the privacy implications behind it, Facebook notes that these recordings will not be connected to your Facebook profile whatsoever, and that your activities will not be shared with Facebook or other Facebook-owned services without your permission.
That being said, not everyone will be able to participate in this program. There will be a minimum age limit of 18 and that it is only open to those living in the US. Also, users will need to sign up to participate in it, and that not everyone may necessarily qualify.