Socially-distanced Halloween: Nextdoor app shows users how their neighbors celebrate

Halloween
Credit: CC0 Public Domain

Halloween will look a little different this year as Americans pivot to socially-distanced trick-or-treating and make sure every costume is paired with a mask.

Nextdoor launched its yearly trick-or-treating map that allows to see how their neighbors are celebrating Halloween amid the pandemic.

Users can choose to post whether they are adorning their house with haunted decor, partaking in pumpkin projects, such as jack-o-lanterns, or participating in a costume wave parade across the neighborhood.

The social networking app will also allow families to plan a Halloween night sightseeing route.

To add a home to the Treat Map, users can tap into the Nextdoor app or visit .com/ to login or create a Nextdoor account.

Nextdoor also partnered with Party City to launch an augmented reality experience to bring "virtual visitors", or Halloween-themed cartoons, into a user's home, neighborhood or local Party City store.

Users can find these characters by using the smartphone camera through the Treat Map in the app.


Explore further

Plan ahead to keep Halloween safe for kids with asthma, allergies

(c)2020 U.S. Today
Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

Citation: Socially-distanced Halloween: Nextdoor app shows users how their neighbors celebrate (2020, October 7) retrieved 24 October 2021 from https://techxplore.com/news/2020-10-socially-distanced-halloween-nextdoor-app-users.html
This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
4 shares

Feedback to editors